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Obama Designates NYC's Stonewall Inn a Monument to Gay Rights

President Barack Obama has designated a site in the heart of New York City as a national park and the first U.S. national monument to gay rights. The Stonewall National Monument, in the city's Greenwich Village area, includes the landmark Stonewall Inn, a tavern where the gay rights movement gained political momentum nearly 50 years ago. The tavern, popular with gays and lesbians, was the focal point of street rioting that broke out in 1969 after a police raid. Obama praised the...

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