Suspense builds over State of the Union

The gay suspense continues to build over tonight’s State of the Union Address, which begins at 8 p.m. Dallas time. The question is, will President Barack Obama say anything about repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” and if so, what will he say? As Adam Bink notes at Open Left, if Obama merely states that he wants to repeal the 17-year-old ban on openly gay servicemembers, it would be nothing new and should be viewed as a huge disappointment. Instead, Obama needs to say when and how he plans to repeal DADT, and then actually do it. Chris Johnson of DCAgenda, formerly the Washington Blade, offers a nice primer. And then there’s this. Anyone hosting a gay watch party?

—  John Wright

Following the marriage debate and vote in the NY Senate

For those who want to keep up minute-to-minute on what’s happening on the gay marriage vote in the New York Senate, check out Adam Bink’s Twitter feed, live from the Senate Chamber.

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