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In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out about legislation related to same-sex marriage, adoption, and other issues in gay politics that will impact the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans.
WATCH: Bobby Jindal Wants a Federal Marriage Amendment Too

WATCH: Bobby Jindal Wants a Federal Marriage Amendment Too

The Louisiana governor and possible 2016 GOP presidential hopeful says if the Supreme Court strikes down his state's marriage ban, he's all for amending the U.S. Constitution.

Saks Withdraws Motion to Dismiss Trans Worker's Lawsuit

Saks Backs Down in Legal Fight Over Trans Workers

The company says it will defend itself on the merits of the case, rather than arguing that antitrans discrimination is not a basis for a legal action.

Housing Secretary Julián Castro to Make Major Announcement at LGBTQ Conference

HUD Secretary Castro To Headline Creating Change

HUD secretary Castro is expected to introduce additional policies to protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination.

Alabama Marriage Equality on Two-Week Hold

Alabama Marriage Equality on Two-Week Hold

The federal judge who struck down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage has issued a stay on her ruling until February 9.

A Best-Case, Worst-Case Look at the Supreme Court's Options

A Best-Case, Worst-Case Look at the Court's Options

In a best-case scenario, the Supreme Court could bring marriage to the whole country this summer. But a worst-case scenario puts marriage many years and millions of dollars away.

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Tennessee

Everything You Need to Know About Marriage in Tennessee

Updated January 19: Get up to speed on the complex state of marriage equality in Tennessee.

Chris Christie Lauded at Summit for Vetoing Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Chris Christie Lauded for Vetoing Same-Sex Marriage Bill

'He vetoed the gay marriage bill in New Jersey,' Rep. Steve King told the crowd at the Iowa Freedom Summit. 'He is pro-life.'

Alabama Probate Judges Association: We 'Cannot Legally' Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

Alabama Judges Claim It's Illegal to Issue Marriage Licenses

The association says a recent ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Alabama only applies to the plaintiffs in the case, and not gay couples across the state.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Skewers Bobby Jindal Prayer Rally

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Skewers Bobby Jindal Rally

An evangelical necromancer and the American Family Association were among the governor's antigay bedfellows at the event.

California Judges Banned From Joining Boy Scouts, Other Antigay Youth Groups

California Judges Barred From Joining Boy Scouts

The judges must comply with the new rule by January 2016.

WATCH: CNN’s Don Lemon Dances With Robot

WATCH: CNN’s Don Lemon Dances With Robot

The out anchor gave it his best, but he couldn't quite match the moves of the robot, which may be on its way to becoming a common household item.

HRC Releases 'Christian Conversation' Guide

HRC Releases 'Christian Conversation' Guide

The Human Rights Campaign has released 'A Christian Conversation Guide: Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces for People Who are LGBT.'

Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama Marriage Ban
January 23 2015 7:56 PM ET

BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down Alabama Marriage Ban

The decision was not accompanied by a stay, which means same-sex couples could start marrying as soon as county clerks' offices open.

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