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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: This Is What an Attack Ad Could Look Like Versus an Antigay Candidate
July 10 2013 6:00 AM ET

WATCH: This Is What Antigay Politicans Will Face One Day

Daniel Reynolds

It's never been done before, so The Advocate demonstrates what a negative campaign commercial might look like against an anti-LGBT candidate.

STUDY: Homophobia Driven By Fear of Unwanted Sexual Advances
July 09 2013 8:05 PM ET

STUDY: Homophobia Driven By Fear of Unwanted Sexual Advances

Jase Peeples

A new study reveals the root of sexual prejudice can be attributed to the fear of unwanted sexual advances.

President Obama and First Lady Used in Marriage Equality Radio Ad
July 09 2013 5:33 PM ET

President Obama and First Lady Used in Marriage Equality Radio Ad

Jase Peeples

Illinois Unites for Marriage Equality is running an ad on black radio stations featuring pro-gay marriage sound bites from both the president and First Lady Michelle Obama.

WATCH: What Did George W. Bush Just Say About Gays?
July 09 2013 4:12 PM ET

WATCH: What Did George W. Bush Just Say About Gays?

Jase Peeples

During a recent interview in Africa, the former president paraphrased a quote from the Bible to explain why he will no longer comment on same-sex marriage.

ACLU Sues for Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania
July 09 2013 2:56 PM ET

ACLU Sues for Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania

Jase Peeples

"Whether it's through litigation, the legislature, or the ballot box, we will continue to work to broaden the number of states where same-sex couples can marry," said ACLU spokeswoman Leslie Cooper.

Meet Two Families Fighting For Same-Sex Adoption Rights in North Carolina
July 09 2013 1:35 PM ET

Meet Two Families Fighting For Adoption Rights in N.C.

Jase Peeples

In North Carolina, six pairs of loving lesbian and gay parents are fighting for what every parent wants: safety and security for their children. Meet two of those families.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Michele Bachmann?
July 09 2013 4:00 AM ET

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Michele Bachmann?

Lucas Grindley

Attack ads are pervasive in politics, but none call out antigay candidates — yet. Is now the time to go negative?

WATCH: San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Celebrates Prop. 8's Death With Lesbian Couple Who Killed It
July 08 2013 4:05 PM ET

WATCH: S.F. Gay Men's Chorus Celebrates Prop. 8's Death

Sunnivie Brydum

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus performed an a cappella rendition of 'San Francisco' just moments after Prop. 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier were married.

WATCH: Pat Robertson Wants a Facebook 'Vomit' Button
July 08 2013 2:54 PM ET

WATCH: Pat Robertson Wants a Facebook 'Vomit' Button

Sunnivie Brydum

The social networking site is a veritable den of sin, according to the homophobic televangelist.

July 08 2013 2:37 PM ET

PHOTOS: Two Men Married in Mayan Wedding Ceremony

The gay-friendly Cancun hotel, Oasis Sens, recently hosted a simple, beautiful ceremony, based on traditional Mayan wedding rituals, tailored to two men.

Another Ohio Republican Comes Out for Marriage Equality, Cites Lesbian Daughter
July 08 2013 2:20 PM ET

Another Ohio Republican Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro announced his support for marriage equality, citing his married lesbian daughter.

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