Politics
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: Mormons March in S.F. Pride, Work to Reconcile Prop. 8 Damage
July 01 2013 4:19 PM ET

WATCH: Mormons March in S.F. Pride, Work to Reconcile Prop. 8 Damage

Sunnivie Brydum

More than 100 self-described 'Mormons for Marriage Equality' marched in San Francisco's LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Key Players in Wash. Marriage Equality Victory Raise Equality Flag on Space Needle
July 01 2013 3:23 PM ET July 02 2013 2:01 PM ET

WATCH: Key LGBTs, Allies Raise Space Needle Equality Flag

Sunnivie Brydum

Seattle's most iconic landmark went red for marriage equality as the city celebrated Pride on Sunday.

PHOTOS: First Same-Sex Marriage in Delaware Met With Cheers
July 01 2013 2:27 PM ET

PHOTOS: First Same-Sex Marriage in Delaware Met With Cheers

Jase Peeples

State senator Karen Peterson and her partner, Vikki Bandy, became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the state of Delaware.

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Watch Three Must-See Marriage Equality Debates
July 01 2013 1:43 PM ET

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Watch Three Must-See Marriage Equality Debates

Sunnivie Brydum

In the wake of two historic rulings from the Supreme Court and the restoration of marriage equality in California, pro-equality attorneys, activists, and anchors took to the airwaves Sunday to defend their victories.

Justice Kennedy Shuts Down Prop. 8 Backers
June 30 2013 3:27 PM ET

Justice Kennedy Shuts Down Prop. 8 Backers

Neal Broverman

A pro-Prop. 8 group called Alliance Defending Freedom is told to take a hike.

With DOMA dead, Congressman Says Legal Polygamy Around the Corner
June 30 2013 12:13 PM ET

WATCH: U.S. Rep. Declare Legal Polygamy Up Next After DOMA Dump

Neal Broverman

Texas Republican Louie Gohmert declares on the House floor that the end of DOMA means the start of legalized bigamy.

Prop. 8 Backers Won't Give Up: File Petition to Stop Marriages
June 29 2013 7:32 PM ET

Prop. 8 Backers Won't Give Up: File Petition to Stop Marriages

Neal Broverman

As same-sex couples marry in California, antigay activists plead to the Supreme Court to stop the nuptials.

A Happy End to Prop. 8 Fight: 'Equal Feels Good'
June 28 2013 11:02 PM ET

A Happy End to Prop. 8 Fight: 'Equal Feels Good'

Sunnivie Brydum

It's been a long time since same-sex couples were legally able to marry in California, but the couples who challenged the Proposition 8 ban in court finally got what they fought for.

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