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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.
N.M. Gov. Won't Push Anti–Marriage Equality Measure

N.M. Gov. Won't Push Anti–Marriage Equality Measure

Marriage equality is 'now the law of the land,' says Gov. Susana Martinez, who earlier had advocated a popular vote on the matter.

Janet Napolitano Discusses LGBT Rights on 'Meet the Press'

WATCH: Janet Napolitano 'Evolves' on Marriage Equality

The former Department of Homeland Security secretary and current Olympic delegate discussed security and LGBT rights ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.

WATCH: Lesbian Teacher to Wear Engagement Ring to Work at Catholic School

Lesbian Teacher Gets Engaged, Wears Ring to Catholic School

Stephanie Merrow is a drama teacher at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammammish, Wash., which recently dismissed its vice principal after he married another man.

Former Gov. Has Best Quote of the Year on GOP's 'Family Values'
January 07 2014 3:31 PM ET

Former Gov. Brilliantly Disses GOP's 'Family Values'

'Oh, yeah, name these Republicans,' Brian Schweitzer, former governor of Montana, told Slate. 'The ones cheating on their third wives while they’re talking about traditional family values?'

Arizona Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Arizona Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

The four same-sex couples say lack of marriage rights and recognition in the state is a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Toronto Star Columnist Publishes Unverified Antitransgender Claims, Faces Backlash

Did This Toronto Star Columnist Act Unethically?

The Toronto Star's Ken Gallinger published an anonymous letter that seemed designed to ignite antitrans sentiment, but did he act unethically?

What Happens When Gays Join Right-Wing Survivalists?

What Happens When Gays Join Right-Wing Survivalists?

What happens when gays take part in the right-wing, isolationist survival movement?

Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican

Former Papal Guard Says He Received Sexual Advances at Vatican

The former Swiss Guard member, whose name was not published, told a Swiss newspaper he was solicited for sex by priests, bishops, cardinals, and others.

Liz Cheney Withdraws From Senate Race

Liz Cheney Withdraws From Senate Race

Citing 'serious health issues' within her family, Liz Cheney has announced that she has abandoned her U.S. Senate campaign in Wyoming.

Is Pope Francis Reaching Out to Gay Parents?

Is Pope Francis Reaching Out to Gay Parents?

The pope calls for Catholic leaders to put some thought into dealing with children whose parents are in 'nontraditional' relationships.

Israeli Police Officers Arrested Following Attack on Transgender Woman

Israeli Police Officers Arrested in Transgender Attack

A transgender woman was attacked Saturday morning by a group of men, and the suspects include off-duty members of Israel's Border Police.

Supreme Court Orders Marriages to Stop in Utah
January 07 2014 12:10 PM ET

U.S. Supreme Court Stops Marriages in Utah

Nearly 1,000 couples have already married, but now the Supreme Court has stepped in to stop any further ones.

ENDA: 5 Lessons in How The Movement Works

ENDA: 5 Lessons in How The Movement Works

Passage in the Senate was unprecedented, and it signaled much about what still matters in our politics.

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