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

Gay Rights Mention In State Of The Union?

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.