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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.
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.

The Year's 10 Best Transgender Non-Fiction Books
November 05 2014 6:00 AM ET

The Year's 10 Best Transgender Non-Fiction Books

Mitch Kellaway

Trans non-fiction writing has had a banner year, exploring love, sexuality, and family in deep and refreshing ways. Read about 10 of the best new offerings.

Actor Tyler Ritter Isn't a Gay Man — He Just Plays One on TV
November 05 2014 6:00 AM ET

Actor Tyler Ritter Isn't a Gay Man — He Just Plays One on TV

Dawn Ennis

The Los Angeles Times recently misidentified Ritter as gay — but, perhaps in a show of how times have changed, there has been no fallout.

Election No Good for Floridians Hoping for Marriage Equality
November 04 2014 11:03 PM ET

Election No Good for Floridians Hoping for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

If the Democrats had won, they presented a clear path toward marriage equality in the state.

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