WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is preparing to designate the Stonewall Inn in New York the first national monument dedicated to gay rights.
That’s according to two individuals familiar with the Obama administration’s plans. The individuals weren’t authorized to discuss the plans publicly and requested anonymity.
The tavern in Greenwich Village was the site of a 1969 uprising widely viewed as the start of the gay rights movement. Proposals being considered would cover a small park on the street where the bar is located and the surrounding area.
The Interior Department says Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and the head of the National Park Service will travel to New York for a public meeting on the proposals Monday.
The Washington Post first reported the meeting. The White House declined to comment.
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