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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.
OutServe-SLDN to Restructure, Josh Seefried to Resign
July 04 2013 7:15 PM ET July 05 2013 2:13 AM ET

OutServe-SLDN to Restructure, Josh Seefried to Resign

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The man who helped found OutServe under a pseudonym before the repeal of DADT will tender his resignation tomorrow.

OutServe-SLDN Offices to Close Up Shop?
July 03 2013 4:32 PM ET

OutServe-SLDN Offices to Close Up Shop?

Sunnivie Brydum

In the wake of ongoing financial woes and a headline-grabbing attempted ouster of the group's transgender executive director, the LGBT military service organization may be shuttering its offices.

Post-Prop. 8: L.A.'s Spike in Wedding Applications
July 03 2013 12:37 PM ET

Post-Prop. 8: L.A.'s Spike in Wedding Applications

Christopher Harrity

Los Angeles gay and lesbian couples are rushing to wed now that Proposition 8 is dead.

July 03 2013 10:22 AM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Fabulous Beekman Boys Wedding Pics

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge may be known as the Fabulous Beekman Boys to millions, but now they are husbands to one another

July 03 2013 9:27 AM ET

Women Who Married at Beverly Hills Courthouse At Last

Shana Naomi Krochmal and Jessica Maxwell may have felt married since 2009, but they wanted to make sure they were finally legally wed in California

July 03 2013 8:00 AM ET

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's 'Inevitable' Wedding Will Be 'Awesome'

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The celebrity couple has revealed that they will indeed get married — eventually — in light of last week's historic SCOTUS rulings.

Judge Sets Date for Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Ban Trial
July 02 2013 2:41 PM ET

Judge Sets Date for Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Ban Trial

Jase Peeples

With the Supreme Court's recent rulings in favor of marriage equality, a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban will soon be heard.

Senate Committee Sets Date for ENDA Vote
July 02 2013 1:04 PM ET

Senate Committee Sets Date for ENDA Vote

Jase Peeples

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee has scheduled a vote on the antidiscrimination bill 14 days after the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Thinks Bert and Ernie's Romance Is Child Abuse
July 02 2013 11:55 AM ET

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Thinks Bert and Ernie's Romance Is Child Abuse

Jase Peeples

During a recent interview on The David Pakman Show, the antigay activist and hate group leader was grasping at straws to support his disdain for marriage equality.

Homeland Security Confirms Same-Sex Binational Couples Can Get Green Cards
July 01 2013 7:34 PM ET

Homeland Security Confirms Same-Sex Binational Couples Can Get Green Cards

Sunnivie Brydum

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today confirmed that Americans can now sponsor their foreign-born same-sex spouses for citizenship the same way Americans with opposite-sex spouses can.

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