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Obama Designates Stonewall Inn as National Monument

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Almost five decades after the Stonewall Riots in New York City's West Village neighborhood, the tavern uprising which sparked the LGBT rights movement in the U.S. is now a national landmark. President Barack Obama designated the Stonewall Inn and the surrounding streets as the nation's first monument for gay rights. President Obama added that the national parks should reflect the country's full story, incorporating the rich and diverse American spirit.