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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.
Liberty Counsel Claims 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban Harms Minors, Plans Lawsuit
August 20 2013 2:30 PM ET

Liberty Counsel Plans Lawsuit After Jersey Bans 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Jase Peeples

The antigay organization hopes to overturn New Jersey legislation that outlaws reparative therapy for minors in the state.

August 20 2013 2:07 PM ET

Politician Against Gay Marriage Because Gays Don't Face Each Other During Sex

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"A marriage should only be considered amongst people that can look at each other in the eye while having sexual intercourse," says Mexican congresswoman Ana María Jiménez Ortiz.

Justice Scalia: Supreme Court Shouldnt Invent New Minorites
August 20 2013 12:01 PM ET

Scalia: Supreme Court Shouldn't 'Invent New Minorites'

Jase Peeples

'It's not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections,' Scalia said before a crowd of more than 300 people Monday.

Christine Quinn Receives Antigay Death Threats
August 19 2013 3:08 PM ET

Christine Quinn Receives Antigay Death Threats

Sunnivie Brydum

The out New York City Council speaker and mayoral hopeful has received several antigay death threats, according to her wife.

Russian Bigots Post Video of Attack on Trans Woman
August 19 2013 1:53 PM ET

Russian Bigots Post Video of Attack on Trans Woman

Sunnivie Brydum

Five unidentified assailants kicked, punched, and stripped a trans woman in a Russian park while a bystander captured the assault on video.

Glenn Greenwald Not Intimidated by Partner's Detainment
August 19 2013 12:40 PM ET

Glenn Greenwald Not Intimidated by Partner's Detainment

Sunnivie Brydum

The partner of a Guardian reporter who's been covering the Edward Snowden NSA leaks was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport under presumed 'counter-terrorism' efforts.

New Jersey Gov. Signs Ban on 'Ex-Gay Therapy'
August 19 2013 12:01 PM ET

New Jersey Gov. Signs Ban on 'Ex-Gay Therapy'

Sunnivie Brydum

Republican governor Chris Christie waited until the final moment, but ultimately signed a bill outlawing so-called conversion therapy that aims to turn gay people straight.

PHOTOS: New Zealand's First Married Same-Sex Couples
August 19 2013 9:50 AM ET

PHOTOS: New Zealand's First Married Same-Sex Couples

Advocate.com Editors

As marriage equality took effect in New Zealand Monday morning, Kiwis across the nation exchanged I do's on land and in the air.

A New Zealand First: Equality at Cruising Altitude
August 19 2013 1:28 AM ET

A New Zealand First: Equality at Cruising Altitude

Michelle Garcia

One couple celebrates in the skies as New Zealand adds itself on Monday to the list of countries with marriage equality.

Prime Minister David Cameron Under Pressure Over Refusing to Boycott Olympics
August 18 2013 3:34 PM ET

British Prime Minister Under Pressure Over Olympics

Lucas Grindley

U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have both said their countries can do more for LGBT equality by participating in the Winter Olympics.

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