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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.
Delaware Moves Closer to Final Vote on Marriage Equality
May 01 2013 5:49 PM ET

Delaware Moves Closer to Final Vote on Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Delaware verges on passing marriage equality on the heels of a bill being signed in Rhode Island later this week.

Fourth-Grade Teacher Shares Student's Pro-Marriage Equality Essay
May 01 2013 4:23 PM ET

Fourth-Grade Teacher Shares Student's Pro-Marriage Equality Essay

Jase Peeples

"It doesn’t matter if it creeps you out just get over it," the elementary school student writes.

Will 'Gang of Eight' Democrats Fight for Gay Couples in Immigration Reform?
May 01 2013 12:32 PM ET May 01 2013 4:55 PM ET

Will 'Gang of Eight' Democrats Fight for Gay Couples?

Lucas Grindley

Whether immigration reform is inclusive of same-sex couples could rest on two Democrats from the Gang of Eight.

PHOTOS: Coloradans Celebrate Civil Unions at Midnight
May 01 2013 12:10 PM ET

PHOTOS: Coloradans Celebrate Civil Unions at Midnight

Sunnivie Brydum

Colorado's civil union legislation took effect at midnight on May 1, and same-sex couples across the state swarmed county clerks' offices to take advantage of the new law.

Paul Ryan Now Supports Adoption for Gay Couples
April 30 2013 6:52 PM ET

Paul Ryan Now Supports Adoption for Gay Couples

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Paul Ryan, at a town hall meeting Monday, said he would not vote against gay couples' right to adopt children.

Idaho GOP Leader Supports Gay Rights Bill, Gets Censured by Party
April 30 2013 5:58 PM ET

Idaho GOP Leader Backs Gay Rights, Is Censured By Party

Michelle Garcia

The Republican was censured by his party by a 7-6 vote.

Vermont Orders Insurers to Cover Gender Reassignment
April 29 2013 9:29 PM ET

Vermont Orders Insurers to Cover Gender Reassignment

Trudy Ring

It joins three other states and D.C. in having such a mandate.

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Supports Bradley Manning
April 29 2013 7:46 PM ET

Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Supports Bradley Manning

Sunnivie Brydum

Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the documents that became known as "The Pentagon Papers" in 1971, will speak at a San Francisco rally in support of WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning.

95-Year-Old Actress Writes Marriage Equality Song
April 29 2013 5:22 PM ET

95-Year-Old Actress Writes Marriage Equality Song

Jase Peeples

Marsha Hunt has had a long history of supporting marginalized people, and she’s still at it today with her song 'Here's to All Who Love.'

WATCH: Co-Workers Help Gay Google Employee Propose to Boyfriend
April 29 2013 2:29 PM ET

WATCH: Co-Workers Help Gay Google Employee Propose

Jase Peeples

When Shaun asked Michael to marry him he got the entire Google London office to help him pop the question with a song.

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