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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.
The Biggest Takeaways From Inside the Supreme Court's DOMA Hearing
March 27 2013 2:30 PM ET November 14 2013 8:34 PM ET

5 Big Takeaways From Inside Supreme Court's DOMA Hearing

Kerry Eleveld

From her seat in the Supreme Court, reporter Kerry Eleveld highlights the most important moments in a hearing challenging the Defense of Marriage Act's constitutionality.

PHOTOS: Edie Windsor's Hero's Welcome at Supreme Court
March 27 2013 2:13 PM ET

PHOTOS: A Hero's Welcome at High Court for Windsor

Advocate.com Editors

Edie Windsor got a hero's welcome outside the Supreme Court as she walked the long staircase down to meet supporters.

LISTEN AND READ FOR YOURSELF: Audio and Transcript of Windsor Hearing
March 27 2013 2:11 PM ET

LISTEN AND READ FOR YOURSELF: Audio and Transcript of Windsor Hearing

Michelle Garcia

The complete audio and transcript of today's hearing has been released.

WATCH: Fox's O'Reilly, Kelly: No Compelling Argument Against Marriage Equality
March 27 2013 1:50 PM ET September 04 2013 4:41 PM ET

WATCH: Fox's O'Reilly, Kelly: No Compelling Argument Against Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Some of the conservative news channel's anchors think the anti-equality arguments are weak — but Rush Limbaugh disses them for saying so.

After Court Hearing, Edie Windsor Says "It's Gonna Be Good"
March 27 2013 1:13 PM ET

WATCH: After Court Hearing, Windsor Says 'It's Gonna Be Good'

Lucas Grindley

The challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act heard today by the Supreme Court got positive reviews from the plaintiff.

North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan Backs Marriage Equality
March 27 2013 12:23 PM ET

North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan Backs Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Hagan's statement today leaves only nine Democratic U.S. senators who have not endorsed same-sex marriage rights.

5 Inspiring Photos From the DOMA Hearing
March 27 2013 11:06 AM ET

5 Inspiring Photos From the DOMA Hearing

Advocate.com Editors

As we have our day in court, images both moving and infuriating are captured in the lens.

Cheat Sheet: What's All This Talk About Standing?
March 27 2013 6:00 AM ET

Cheat Sheet: What’s All This Talk About Standing?

Kerry Eleveld

The Supreme Court’s Proposition 8 decision could be limited to California, or even to only the four plaintiffs involved. But liberal legal scholars see reason a worst-case scenario is unlikely.

DOMA Timeline: The Path Edie Windsor Took to the Supreme Court
March 27 2013 4:00 AM ET

DOMA Timeline: Edie Windsor's Path to the Supreme Court

There were others who tried, but Edie Windsor is the one who gets to fight the Defense of Marriage Act on behalf of all LGBT Americans when her case goes before the Supreme Court today.

Signs of the Times: Is Your Facebook Feed as Inspiring as Ours Today?
March 26 2013 7:30 PM ET June 26 2013 1:53 AM ET

Signs of the Times: Is Your Facebook Feed as Inspiring as Ours?

Advocate.com Editors

When the Supreme Court heard the two LGBT equality cases in March, depending on your friends, you may have seen a sea of red equal signs indicating support for same-sex marriage. Even a few businesses got into the mix. Here are a few of our favorites.

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