Only one mention of word “gay” in State of the Union, that’s it.

Wow. This is kind of a let down. I honestly thought there’d be more than this. The President mentions the word ‘gay’ once, in passing, that’s it, nothing else. And the word gay is in a long list of other groups:

Those of us who’ve been sent here to serve can learn from the service of our troops. When you put on that uniform, it doesn’t matter if you’re black or white; Asian or Latino; conservative or liberal; rich or poor; gay or straight. When you’re marching into battle, you look out for the person next to you, or the mission fails. When you’re in the thick of the fight, you rise or fall as one unit, serving one Nation, leaving no one behind.

That paragraph seems to hint at the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, I think. And no mention of the two lesbians invited to sit with the First Lady. It just feels like an awful lot less than I expected. And I wasn’t expected marriage or the ENDA executive order. But I was at least expecting him to brag about, and take credit for, lifting the ban. It almost feels like they didn’t want to talk about it. Why?

Here’s the full text of the SOTU.


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