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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: Hawaii Passes Marriage Equality
November 09 2013 1:43 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii Passes Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

After more than a week of often heated debate, Hawaii's House passed the Marriage Equality Act by a vote of 30-19. After a confirmation vote from the Senate, the bill will go to supportive Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature.

WATCH: Professor Shocks Partner with Surprise Musical Proposal
November 09 2013 9:00 AM ET

WATCH: Professor Shocks Partner with Musical Proposal

Sunnivie Brydum

RJ Mendoza was caught totally off-guard when his partner, Kevin Nadal, joined several Filipino-American stars to sing the couple's song, and ask RJ one very important question.

WATCH: Homophobes on Tragedy and Trans Fats
November 08 2013 7:23 PM ET

WATCH: Homophobes on Tragedy, Trans Fats

Trudy Ring

One right-winger calls marriage equality 'tragic,' while another likens homosexuality to trans fats.

GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair
November 08 2013 3:51 PM ET

BREAKING: GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair

Daniel Reynolds

The prominent LGBT organization has chosen trans activist Jennifer Finley Boylan as well as entertainment lawyer Steve Warren as co-chairs of its National Board of Directors.

Idaho Couples Sue for Marriage Equality
November 08 2013 3:34 PM ET

Idaho Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Four couples say Idaho's ban violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Hasn't Personally Experienced Russian Homophobia
November 08 2013 3:10 PM ET

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Hasn't Experienced Russian Homophobia

Sunnivie Brydum

The out MSNBC anchor filed reports from Moscow about Russia's anti-LGBT laws, the Miss Universe competition he's there to host, and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Students Don Skirts to Support Agender Peer Who Was Set Aflame
November 08 2013 2:24 PM ET

Students Don Skirts to Support Agender Peer Who Was Set Aflame

Sunnivie Brydum

After a teen who identifies as agender — not male or female, but a nonbinary gender — was lit on fire on an Oakland bus, friends are rallying to lend support and help the family fund the victim's recovery.

Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing
November 08 2013 1:19 PM ET

Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing

Trudy Ring

The actions of some of his followers, such as those who invoke Christianity in opposing ENDA, must embarrass Jesus deeply, says the gay clergyman.

PHOTOS: Chicago Celebrates a Victory
November 08 2013 11:13 AM ET

PHOTOS: Chicago Celebrates a Victory

Advocate.com Editors

People flooded the streets of Chicago's Boystown to celebrate their new right to marry.

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?
November 08 2013 6:00 AM ET

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?

Sunnivie Brydum

Now that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has passed the U.S. Senate, it's up to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to get the long-languishing legislation to President Obama's desk intact.

Ill. Gov Will Sign Marriage Equality Bill November 20
November 07 2013 7:46 PM ET

Ill. Gov Will Sign Marriage Equality Bill November 20

Trudy Ring

Gov. Pat Quinn scheduled a signing ceremony in Chicago, but some activists want to see at least one more elsewhere in the state.

WATCH: Video Paints Colo. Trans Girl as Harasser
November 07 2013 7:20 PM ET

WATCH: Video Paints Colo. Trans Girl as Harasser

Trudy Ring

It's the latest development in a right-wing group's effort to falsely claim other students are being bothered by the girl.

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