President Obama Made History by Using These 3 Words During State of the Union

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The State of the Union is an annual address made by the President of the United States to Congress, but Barack Obama's SOTU on Tuesday made history. During a few key seconds in the speech, Obama used three words that have never been by uttered by any previous president during the address: lesbian, bisexual and transgender.

Although past leaders have mentioned "gay rights," this was the first time a president specifically acknowledged other groups during SOTU. "That's why we defend free speech, and advocate for political prisoners, and condemn the persecution of women, or religious minorities, or people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender," Obama, who was the first president to support gay marriage, said. "We do these things not only because they're right, but because they make us safer."

That wasn't the only buzzworthy moment of the night. Obama also went off script during his closing remarks. When he said, "I have no more campaigns to run," some Republicans stared clapping to show they were glad his days in office were numbered. "I know, because I won both of them," he ad libbed, earning himself a standing ovation from some members of Congress and a hashtag.



Zing! #IWonBothOfThem quickly began trending status on social media. What did you think of the President's SOTU? He seemed pretty pleased with it himself, as evidenced by this GIF.

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