CHARLOTTE, N.C. Full prepared remarks for President Barack Obama's nomination acceptance speech include comments standing up for gay citizens and other minorities often scapegoated for America's problems:
"…[W]e don't think that government is the source of all our problems any more than are welfare recipients, or corporations, or unions, or immigrants, or gays, or any other group we're told to blame for our troubles.".....
"You're the reason a young immigrant who grew up here and went to school here and pledged allegiance to our flag will no longer be deported from the only country she's ever called home; why selfless soldiers won't be kicked out of the military because of who they are or who they love; why thousands of families have finally been able to say to the loved ones who served us so bravely: 'Welcome home.'"
Gays and marriage were mentioned in the context of voter choice: "If you turn away now if you buy into the cynicism that the change we fought for isn't possible…well, change will not happen," he said. "If you give up on the idea that your voice can make a difference, then other voices will fill the void: lobbyists and special interests; the people with the $10 million checks who are trying to buy this election and those who are making it harder for you to vote; Washington politicians who want to decide who you can marry, or control health care choices that women should make for themselves."