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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.
Maddow to New N.J. Sen. Booker: 'Fun Times Await You'
October 17 2013 12:56 PM ET

Maddow to New N.J. Sen. Booker: 'Fun Times Await You'

Sunnivie Brydum

Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be the next U.S. Senator from New Jersey.

Michigan Marriage Equality Will Go to Trial
October 17 2013 11:42 AM ET

Michigan Marriage Equality Will Go to Trial

Sunnivie Brydum

In a surprise move, a federal judge announced that he'll hold a trial to consider whether Michigan's statewide ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution.

WATCH: Asheville, N.C. Register Accepts Marriage Applications from 10 Same-Sex Couples
October 17 2013 11:11 AM ET

WATCH: Same-Sex Marriage Applications Accepted in N.C.

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite a 2012 amendment that prohibits marriage equality, the register of deeds in Buncombe County, North Carolina, accepted marriage applications from ten same-sex couples on Tuesday.

WATCH: Asheville, N.C. Register Accepts Marriage Applications from 10 Same-Sex Couples
October 17 2013 11:11 AM ET

WATCH: Same-Sex Marriage Applications Accepted in N.C.

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite a 2012 amendment that prohibits marriage equality, the register of deeds in Buncombe County, North Carolina, accepted marriage applications from ten same-sex couples on Tuesday.

October 16 2013 9:00 PM ET

Miss Manners Doesn't Want Trouble When Introducing Married Gay Couples

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The advice columnist straightens out a reader unsure how to introduce married same-sex couples.

Homeowners Assn. President Receives Antigay Letter
October 16 2013 4:21 PM ET

Homeowners Assn. President Receives Antigay Letter

Michelle Garcia

Local police say they can't investigate the letter as a hate crime

False Reports of Trans Bathroom Harassment Circulate
October 16 2013 11:47 AM ET

False Reports of Trans Bathroom Harassment Circulate

Michelle Garcia

Conservative news outlets perpetuate the story of a transgender student in Colorado who is harassing classmates in the bathroom.

Christie Would Oppose Marriage, Even If His Child Came Out
October 16 2013 11:08 AM ET

Christie Would Oppose Marriage, Even If His Child Came Out

Michelle Garcia

Even if one of Chris Christie's own children came out as LGBT, he still would not support marriage equality, he said.

County Official Challenges North Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Ban
October 15 2013 2:47 PM ET

N.C. County Official Challenges State's Marriage Ban

Jase Peeples

Buncombe County register of deeds Drew Reisinger is challenging his state's anti–marriage equality law.

October 15 2013 9:06 AM ET

Mexico's Marriage Warrior: Alex Melendez is Winning for Equality

Alex Mendez is taking his battle for equality to the courts — and winning.

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