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  • I cannot tell you or thank you enough for what you have done for

  • the gay communities.

  • So, thank you. >> [APPLAUSE]

  • Well, it was,

  • it's one of the things that I'm proudest of,

  • because my whole political career has based on the idea

  • that we constantly want to include people and not exclude them.

  • How do we bring more and more people into opportunity and

  • success and feeling hopeful about their lives?

  • But I will say, we were driving over here today and I meant this,

  • I said it to my staff, I said as much as we done with laws and

  • ending Don't Ask, Don't Tell, etc., changing hearts and minds,

  • I don't think anybody's more influential than you on that.

  • I really mean that.

  • >> [APPLAUSE] >> That's true.

  • So the..

  • Your courage and,

  • you're just really likable and so- >> [APPLAUSE]

  • So, as soon you being willing to claim

  • who you were then suddenly empowers other people and

  • then suddenly it's your brother,

  • it's your uncle, it's your best friend,

  • it's your coworkers, and then attitudes shift.

  • And the laws followed, but it started with folks like you.

  • -I'm so proud of you. -Well, thank you, that's-

  • Yeah, it's true.

  • Really sweet, thank you.

  • It's true.

  • [APPLAUSE]

  • I'm not really gay.

  • But on TV, you play one, and

  • it was great.

  • I know, I just thought it would work, and-

  • [LAUGH]

  • I've had to stick with it,

  • cuz people responded well.

  • Sort of like the dancing thing.

  • Yeah, [LAUGH] exactly.

  • You just kinda keep on going.

  • Exactly.

I cannot tell you or thank you enough for what you have done for

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President Obama and Ellen Discuss the Road to Equality

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