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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.
Russian Radio Thinks Wingnut Bryan Fischer Is Antigay 'Expert'
August 12 2013 2:31 PM ET

Russian Radio Thinks Wingnut Bryan Fischer Is Antigay 'Expert'

Sunnivie Brydum

A state-run radio program in Russia called the radical antigay activist an 'expert' who said the nation's anti-LGBT laws aren't homophobic, just 'homorealistic.'

Gay Ambassador to Australia Marries in D.C.
August 12 2013 1:23 PM ET

Gay Ambassador to Australia Marries in D.C.

Sunnivie Brydum

John Berry, U.S. ambassador to Australia, married his partner of 17 years, Curtis Yee, on Saturday.

WATCH: Prime Minister Wants to Bring Marriage Equality to Australia In 100 Days
August 12 2013 12:23 PM ET

WATCH: Australian PM Wants Marriage Equality In 100 Days

Sunnivie Brydum

Kevin Rudd, Australia's incumbent prime minister, promised a conscience vote on marriage equality within the first 100 days of his next parliamentary term if he's reelected.

Interview: Mayoral Candidate Bill De Blasio on NYC's Hate Crimes
August 12 2013 12:15 PM ET

Interview: Mayoral Candidate de Blasio on NYC's Hate Crimes

Robbie Imes

Here TV's Jim Morrison hits Bill de Blasio with questions on LGBT youth homelessness and rising antigay hate crimes in the city.

Will Kentucky Force Woman to Testify Against Partner in Murder Trial?
August 11 2013 8:29 PM ET

Will Ky. Force Woman to Testify Against Partner in Murder Trial?

Neal Broverman

A couple, joined by a civil union, could be torn apart if Kentucky prosecutors have their way.

'Ex-gay' Donnie McClurkin Fired from MLK Concert
August 11 2013 2:43 PM ET

'Ex-gay' Donnie McClurkin Fired from MLK Concert

Neal Broverman

The controversial pastor was told by the mayor of Washington, D.C. that he couldn't perform at a concert honoring the March on Washington.

NOM's Antigay Efforts in Iowa Have Them in Hot Water
August 10 2013 1:48 PM ET

NOM's Antigay Efforts in Iowa Have Them in Hot Water

Neal Broverman

The National Organization for Marriage is being investigated for ethics breaches by the state of Iowa.

WATCH: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses
August 09 2013 6:24 PM ET

WATCH: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

Sunnivie Brydum

The U.S. Department of State hosted an online video forum with several experts answering questions about how married same-sex partners will be treated for immigration visas.

Pentagon, Social Security Illuminate Same-Sex Spousal Benefits
August 09 2013 5:21 PM ET August 14 2013 5:10 PM ET

Pentagon Will Treat Married Same-Sex Couples Equally

Sunnivie Brydum

The Department of Defense and Social Security offered clarifications on how each federal agency will treat married same-sex couples in light of the Supreme Court's historic ruling striking down section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Olympic Committee Asks Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws
August 09 2013 4:25 PM ET

Olympics Ask Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee asked Russian officials to provide written guarantees that LGBT Olympic athletes and spectators will be safe in Sochi next year.

NOM Plays Victim of 'Witch Hunt'
August 09 2013 1:11 PM ET

NOM Plays Victim of 'Witch Hunt'

Sunnivie Brydum

The National Organization for Marriage claims it's being unfairly targeted with investigations into whether it violated campaign finance laws in Iowa.

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