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Obama References LGBT Employment Discrimination in First Excerpts from 'State of the Union' Address

The first excerpts form Obama's State of the Union address have been released, including this nugget:

Sotu“It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class.

It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country – the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love.

It is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few; that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation of ours.”

We'll see what else the speech has in store at 9 pm EST.

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  1. He didn't really say it, he just kind of ambiguously referenced it.. like he usually does.

    Posted by: Emmy | Feb 12, 2013 7:31:25 PM

  2. Time to treat everybody equal today, no exceptions, Christians.

    Posted by: Truth | Feb 12, 2013 7:44:03 PM

  3. What? Where'd you get LGBT and/or ENDA in that quote?

    Posted by: karen in kalifornia | Feb 12, 2013 8:28:11 PM

  4. It sure would be refreshing to NOT have excerpts "leaked" ahead of time.

    Posted by: BobN | Feb 12, 2013 8:50:30 PM

  5. This country discriminates and treats gay individuals as second class citizens and it goes unchecked in most parts of the nation. Enough is enough!

    Posted by: J.J | Feb 13, 2013 12:00:55 AM

  6. $9.00 an hour minimum wage is better than the current 7.25. That said, it is still not a living wage.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 13, 2013 12:27:43 AM

  7. And apparently only gay military spouses are discriminated against...

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Feb 13, 2013 3:02:13 AM

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