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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: Ohio's First Pro-Marriage Equality Ad in a Decade
July 29 2014 7:57 PM ET

WATCH: Ohio's First Pro-Marriage Equality Ad in a Decade

Daniel Reynolds

The heartwarming ad, which features a gay couple of 50 years, is the first of its kind since the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage occurred in 2004.

WATCH: Inspirational 9-Year-Old Trans Girl Has Big Dreams
July 29 2014 6:23 PM ET

WATCH: Inspirational 9-Year-Old Trans Girl Has Big Dreams

Parker Marie Molloy

When 9-year-old Cee Cee Ott grows up, she wants to help other trans people by becoming a surgeon specializing in gender-confirming surgeries.

South Carolina's Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight
July 29 2014 5:29 PM ET

S.C.'s Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight

Sunnivie Brydum

The Republican attorney general said his office sees no reason to change its strategy after a federal court with jurisdiction over South Carolina struck down a similar ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia.

Equality Michigan Petitions Michfest to End Exclusionary Policy
July 29 2014 11:35 AM ET

Michfest Petitioned By Statewide Group Over Exclusionary Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

A perennial source of controversy, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's 'womyn born womyn' intention comes under fire from one of the state's largest LGBT advocacy organizations.

North Carolina AG Will Stop Defending Marriage Ban In Court
July 28 2014 7:44 PM ET July 29 2014 2:30 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. AG Won't Defend Marriage Ban In Court

Michelle Garcia

Hours after a federal court ruled Virginia's marriage ban is unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general said he will stop defending his state's ban in court.

Will Florida Marriage Case Be Rushed To Supreme Court?
July 28 2014 3:58 PM ET

Will Florida Marriage Case Be Rushed To Supreme Court?

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The couple who filed one of the legal challenges to Florida's marriage ban is asking for the state supreme court to pick up the case sooner than later.

PHOTOS: Help Copenhagen Celebrate 25 Years of Legal Recognition
July 28 2014 3:20 PM ET

PHOTOS: Help Copenhagen Celebrate 25 Years of Legal Recognition

Advocate.com Editors

The world's very first same-sex couple to be legally recognized got hitched in 1989. Help the couple celebrate their silver anniversary by sending your own photos.

July 28 2014 2:54 PM ET

Stonewall in UK Has New CEO, Ruth Hunt

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Federal Judges Rule Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
July 28 2014 1:57 PM ET

Federal Judges Rule Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

Judges ruled 2-1 that barring marriage rights to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.

Jenny McCarthy Says 'Shame on Me' for Hillary Clinton Lesbian Joke
July 28 2014 1:31 PM ET

Jenny McCarthy Says 'Shame on Me' for Hillary Clinton Lesbian Joke

Lucas Grindley

The co-host of The View is on her way out at the show and already regretting some things she's said.

Report: Discrimination, Harassment Harms Transgender Health
July 28 2014 10:09 AM ET

Report: Discrimination, Harassment Harms Transgender Health

Parker Marie Molloy

According to a new report, discrimination and harassment could lead to physical and mental ailments like headaches, nausea, depression, and anxiety.

These Native-American Tribes Are Pioneering Marriage Equality
July 28 2014 9:00 AM ET

These Native-American Tribes Are Pioneering Marriage Equality

Connie Wu

The Puyallup Tribe is the latest to join a growing list of Native-American tribes legalizing same-sex marriage, many in states that have banned it.

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