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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.
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.

WATCH: Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Stier and Perry Marry
June 28 2013 9:26 PM ET

WATCH: Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Stier and Perry Marry

Trudy Ring

Sandy Stier and Kris Perry married at San Francisco City Hall today.

PHOTOS: Decision Day Reactions From Anchorage to Atlanta
June 28 2013 8:20 PM ET

PHOTOS: Decision Day Reactions From Anchorage to Atlanta

Advocate.com Editors

Thanks to our readers who sent us photos and video from Day of Decision rallies around the nation.

COURT LIFTS STAY: CALIFORNIANS CAN MARRY NOW
June 28 2013 6:48 PM ET June 20 2014 8:22 PM ET

COURT LIFTS STAY: CALIFORNIANS MARRY

Trudy Ring

A U.S. appeals court's action today lets same-sex marriages begin.

With DOMA Dead, LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform Becomes Moot Point
June 28 2013 5:30 PM ET

Is LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform Now a Moot Point?

Sunnivie Brydum

Sen. Patrick Leahy announced that he will not seek a vote on his immigration amendment that would have allowed married gay and lesbian Americans to sponsor their foreign-born spouse for citizenship.

New Jersey Lawmakers Want to Ban Ex-Gay Therapy; Does Gov. Christie?
June 28 2013 1:32 PM ET

Will Gov. Christie Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy?

Sunnivie Brydum

The state legislature passed a bill banning so-called reparative therapy on Thursday, sending the legislation to Gov. Chris Christie's desk for a signature.

June 28 2013 1:27 PM ET

Queer Self Defense? Free Courses in NYC

With a recent spike in gay bashings, New York City offers free classes for the LGBTQ community

Seattle Celebrates the Death of DOMA
June 28 2013 10:15 AM ET

PHOTOS: Seattle Celebrates the Death of DOMA

Advocate.com Editors

Take a look at the joyful crowds that gathered in Seattle, Wash. to celebrate the landmark Supreme Court rulings on 'Rainbow Wednesday.'

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