President Obama Visits Sister Act on Broadway and Speaks Out For Equal Rights (Video)

PlayBlog   President Obama Visits Sister Act on Broadway and Speaks Out For Equal Rights (Video)
 
President Barack Obama came to New York City last night to visit the Broadway Theatre for Sister Act's June 23 evening performance. Sister Act producer Whoopi Goldberg hosted the evening that was a fundraiser for Obama's 2012 Presidential re-election campaign.


After the 8 PM performance, Obama took the stage of the Broadway Theatre and spoke about the changes made in our society and the change that America should look forward to if he is re-elected in 2012. Obama also spoke out about equal rights stating, "Everybody's got a chance at the American Dream."

The same night, Obama spoke at a Democratic fund-raising dinner in Manhattan and was introduced by this year's Tony Awards host, Neil Patrick Harris. At the "Gala With the Gay Community," Obama stated, "I believed that discrimination because of somebody’s sexual orientation or gender identity ran counter to who we are as a people. It’s a violation of the basic tenets on which this nation was founded. I believe that gay couples deserve the same human rights as every other couple in this country.”

After the performance Sister Act star Patina Miller tweeted about her special moment with Obama. "Just shook the presidents hand about 30 mins ago And he signed my guestbook! Wow....this all seems so surreal!" "Did I really meet the president last night? Yes I did! It's a moment I'll cherish forever," she added this morning.

In case you weren't in the audience for the sold-out Sister Act performance, Playbill.com has Obama's entire speech from the Broadway Theatre, where he raised his voice for change in America.

To check out President Obama's speech, look below:


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