>> This New York bar could be the nation's first national monument honoring the country's LGBT rights movement. I'm Conry Gins outside the Stonewall Inn in New York City, revered as the birthplace of the fight for gay rights in America. In 1969, it was thrust into the national spotlight when patrons fought back against a police raid.
A year later, activists staged the nation's first gay pride parade. The Stonewall Inn is already a National Historic Landmark, but President Obama wants to raise its profile even more, along with this park across the street. Making them both National Monuments, to coincide with the start of LGBT Pride Month, which is in June.
The monument proposal unsurprisingly has push backs, particularly among Christian conservatives. A monument to sin? That's unbelievable. Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist Billy Graham wrote on Facebook. The proposal coming as the fight for LGBT rights moves from same sex marriage to bathroom access. The White House is locked in legal fights with North Carolina and 11 states over the issue.
Obama wants American public schools to allow students to use the bathrooms of their choice. Conservatives have vowed to resist.