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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.
Finishing the Job: DOMA Repeal Bill Reintroduced
June 26 2013 8:08 PM ET

Finishing the Job: DOMA Repeal Bill Reintroduced

Trudy Ring

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Jerrold Nadler reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act in their respective houses of Congress today.

Give Us Your Marriage Questions!
June 26 2013 6:14 PM ET

Give Us Your Marriage Questions!

Neal Broverman

What still doesn't make sense to you about the death of DOMA and Prop. 8?

PHOTOS: The Look on Your Face When You Heard the News
June 26 2013 5:26 PM ET

PHOTOS: The Look on Your Face When You Heard the News

Advocate.com Editors

How did you react to the news that the Supreme Court struck down section 3 of DOMA as unconstitutional and that couples can soon begin marrying again in California?

June 26 2013 4:57 PM ET

Watch: Edie Windsor Discusses DOMA's End

Windsor fought for marriage before it was en vogue.

June 26 2013 4:47 PM ET

POLL: Does Today's DOMA Defeat Make You Want to Say 'I Do'?

Now that DOMA's been dismantled, are you more likely to walk down the aisle?

More Panic From the Right: Polygamy, Religious Persecution
June 26 2013 4:34 PM ET

More Panic From the Right: Polygamy, Religious Persecution

Trudy Ring

The over-the-top reactions to today's Supreme Court rulings continue.

Marriage Census: How Many of Us Can Marry Who We Love?
June 26 2013 3:34 PM ET

Marriage Census: How Many of Us Can Marry Who We Love?

Sunnivie Brydum

Once California formally reinstates marriage equality, one third of Americans will live in a state that recognizes the freedom to marry.

13 Snarky Quotes From Justice Scalia's DOMA Dissent
June 26 2013 3:00 PM ET

Scalia's 13 Most Snarky Quotes in DOMA Dissent

Michelle Garcia

Justice Scalia had problems with Wednesday's DOMA ruling on all sorts of levels.

WATCH: The Woman Who Killed DOMA
June 26 2013 1:27 PM ET

WATCH: The Woman Who Killed DOMA

Sunnivie Brydum

"We won everything that we asked for and hoped for," said Edie Windsor, whose case before the Supreme Court just struck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

President Obama Applauds LGBT Victories at Supreme Court
June 26 2013 12:50 PM ET

President Obama Applauds LGBT Victories at Supreme Court

Sunnivie Brydum

The president revived language from his second inaugural speech, stressing that if we are all created equal, "the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

Kristen Bell Reacts to the Supreme Court Decision With a Proposal
June 26 2013 12:49 PM ET

Kristen Bell Reacts to the Supreme Court Decision With a Proposal

Diane Anderson-Minshall

One of Hollywood's staunchest marriage equality allies celebrated the news on Twitter.

Right-Wingers: Court Doesn't Change God's Law
June 26 2013 11:55 AM ET

Right-Wingers: Court Doesn't Change God's Law

Trudy Ring

Michele Bachmann and others cited the Bible and the 'best interest of children' in denouncing today's rulings.

In 5 Years, Marriage Equality In All 50 States?
June 26 2013 11:49 AM ET

In 5 Years, Marriage Equality In All 50 States?

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT organizations around the nation lauded today's landmark victories at the Supreme Court and stressed the work yet to be done to ensure full federal equality for LGBT Americans.

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