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Education, technology and continuing to revitalize the economy were the main points of President Obama’s State Of The Union Address tonight. No mention of marriage equality, DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act or ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act). As was expected, especially after hearing what his press secretary had to say about the president’s thoughts on gay marriage recently. He did briefly mention Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, promising that this would be the year we actually see the repeal go into affect. Here’s what he said:

“Our troops come from every corner of this country – they are black, white, Latino, Asian and Native American. They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. And, yes, we know that some of them are gay. Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love.  And with that change, I call on all of our college campuses to open their doors to our military recruiters and the ROTC. It is time to leave behind the divisive battles of the past. It is time to move forward as one nation.”

You can read the full transcript here. And also check out CNN’s full coverage of the address.


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