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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.
Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Kansas
November 06 2014 7:33 AM ET November 06 2014 11:30 AM ET

Everything You Need to Know About Marriage in Kansas

Matt Baume

Get up to speed on the flurry of legal decisions that keep trying to bring marriage equality to Kansas.

Young, Queer, On the Air
November 06 2014 7:00 AM ET

Young, Queer, On the Air

Alex Panisch

An emerging voice in LGBT journalism, OutCasting covers the issues that gay young people care about — when the staff isn’t studying for the SAT.

Op-ed: Yes, We Can Still Make LGBT Allies With a Republican Majority
November 06 2014 5:11 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, LGBTs Can Still Find Allies With a GOP Majority

Chad Griffin

The election results may sting for some, but HRC president Chad Griffin says it's more important than ever to keep fighting on.

PHOTOS: Marry Me in St. Louis
November 06 2014 4:16 AM ET

PHOTOS: Marry Me in St. Louis

Sunnivie Brydum

Marriage equality came to the Show-Me State Wednesday by way of a court ruling in St. Louis, the only city where same-sex couples can currently receive marriage licenses in the state.

N.C. Judges Continue Resigning to Avoid Officiating Same-Sex Marriages
November 05 2014 7:33 PM ET

N.C. Judges Continue Resigning to Avoid Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Due to religious beliefs, magistrates in North Carolina continue resigning from their offices.

Despite Conservative Opposition, Marriage Equality Headed to Missouri
November 05 2014 6:36 PM ET

Missouri Suddenly Has Marriage Equality and Recognition

Matt Baume

Antigay Missouri lawmakers may not like it, but they're powerless to stop the state from recognizing gay and lesbian marriages this month.

Evangelical Prof's 'Radical Decision to Stand in Solidarity With the LGBT Community'
November 05 2014 6:21 PM ET

Evangelical Prof's 'Radical Decision to Stand in Solidarity With the LGBT Community'

Stevie St. John

Evangelical Christian ethics professor David Gushee says God sent LGBT people to him, with the result that he's decided to support them.

Missouri Marriage Ban Struck Down
November 05 2014 5:51 PM ET

Yet Another State: Missouri Marriage Ban Struck Down

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples in Missouri should be able to begin applying for marriage licenses immediately.

Catholic Outreach to Gays With a Catch: Celibacy
November 05 2014 5:45 PM ET

Catholic Outreach to Gays With a Catch: Celibacy

Stevie St. John

Like the recent Southern Baptist conference, the Notre Dame event reflects denomination leaders shifting their tone toward LGBT people without becoming affirming.

Dallas Strengthens LGBT Protections
November 05 2014 4:25 PM ET

Dallas Strengthens LGBT Protections

Sunnivie Brydum

It wasn't all bad news for LGBT Texans Tuesday night — residents of Dallas will now be protected by a more robust nondiscrimination ordinance.

9 Tweets That Say What We're All Thinking About Last Night's Election Results
November 05 2014 3:00 PM ET

9 Tweets Saying What We're All Thinking About The Election

Jami Smith

The GOP now has full control of Congress. Maybe a quick laugh will ease the pain.

Rose McGowan Blasts Gay Community
November 05 2014 2:14 PM ET

UPDATE: Rose McGowan Blasts Gay Community

Jase Peeples

'Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so,' says McGowan.

How Many LGBTs In The House? Too Close to Call
November 05 2014 7:00 AM ET

How Many LGBTs In House? Too Close to Call

Advocate.com Editors

In a night of electoral gut-punches for Democrats, the number of LGBT House members is still unclear.

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