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California LGBT leader declines Inaugural invitation

Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, has declined an invitation to attend President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration. Obama’s decision to invite Pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation is cited as the main reason. “I have decided to decline the invitation to attend the inauguration as I cannot be part of a celebration that highlights and gives voice to someone who advocated repealing rights from me and millions of other Californians. I was looking forward to hearing a speech by the new President about his vision of a new America and an end to the politics of division where one group is pitted against another. Rick Warren does not share that vision,” states Kors in a letter to Obama. Read the rest of the letter at Democratic Underground.

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