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Obama calls on LGBT-rights movement to “keep marching together”

President Barack Obama called on 3,000 LGBT rights activists gathered in Atlanta Jan. 25 to continue working toward full equality in a video message delivered to the 25th annual National Conference on LGBT Equality, Creating Change. 

“Change has always come from ordinary Americans who sit in or stand up or march to demand it,” Obama told the conference, which is organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

“The work will be hard, the road will be long,” Obama added, “but I’m more confident than ever that we will reach a better future as long as Americans like you keep reaching for justice — and all of us keep marching together.”

Watch Obama’s video address here:

Justin Snow is Metro Weekly's former political editor and White House correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @JustinCSnow.