My friends, we are certainly very happy to see each of you out this evening. We are here this evening for serious business. [Audience:] (Yes) We are here in a general sense because first and foremost we are American citizens (That's right), and we are determined to apply our citizenship to the fullness of its meaning. (Yeah. That's right) We are here also because of our love for democracy (Yes), because of our deep-seated belief that democracy transformed from thin paper to thick action (Yes) is the greatest form of government on earth. (That's right)
Why do we strive for civil rights advances for LGBT people in the USA?
1) We are American citizens, and we are DETERMINED to apply our citizenship to the fullness of its meaning.
2) We love democracy
3) Democracy transformed from thin paper to thick action is the greatest form of government on earth.
I am thankful for a country where we can make this happen.