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Gay Rights Mention In State Of The Union?

02/12/2013 03:38 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

Hopes are high among gay rights advocates that Obama will say something about LGBT rights in his State of the Union address tonight at 9:00 PM. WIll he talk about comprehensive immigration reform that includes gay and lesbian couples? Will he push Congress to act on an anti-LGBT workplace discrimination bill or hint at an executive action on this front? Will he weigh in on the upcoming Supreme Court cases?

In attendance tonight will be a bi-national lesbian couple that could face separation under current immigration law as well as the wife of the nation's highest ranking "out" gay or lesbian service member -- she'll be sitting next to the first lady.

Stay tuned.