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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.
Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill
April 24 2013 6:32 PM ET

Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Michelle Garcia

Rhode Island is on track to be the 10th state in the U.S. to extend full marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.

April 24 2013 6:00 PM ET

A New Font Takes Marriage Equality Support to the Next Level

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Download a free-to-use typeface for human rights.

Idaho Revises Requirements for Gender Markers on Driver's Licenses
April 24 2013 4:11 PM ET

Idaho Revises Requirements for Gender Markers on Driver's Licenses

Sunnivie Brydum

The revision makes it easier for transgender people to receive licenses that list their accurate gender.

John Paulk Formally Renounces, Apologizes for Harmful 'Ex-Gay' Movement
April 24 2013 3:15 PM ET

John Paulk Tries Again at Apology Over Ex-Gay Ministry

Sunnivie Brydum

The former ex-gay leader said Christianity changed many things for him, but his sexual orientation wasn't among them.

Happiness and Hate as All Hell Breaks Loose in France
April 24 2013 10:43 AM ET

PHOTOS: Happiness and Hate Breaks Loose in France

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Hours after the French Assembly voted to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, celebrations and protests — and troubling hashtags — spread across the country.

Delaware House Approves Marriage Equality
April 23 2013 8:07 PM ET

Delaware House Approves Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Delaware's House of Representatives approved legislation to establish legal marriage equality Tuesday with a 23-18 vote.

5 GOP Senators Back R.I. Marriage Equality Bill
April 23 2013 4:25 PM ET

5 GOP Senators Back R.I. Marriage Equality Bill

Michelle Garcia

The senate judiciary committee moved the marriage equality bill forward Tuesday for a full floor vote.

Gay Former Congressman Lobbies for Immigration Equality
April 23 2013 3:37 PM ET

Gay Former Congressman Lobbies for Immigration Equality

Michelle Garcia

Former Rep. Jim Kolbe says he wants Congress to include citizen sponsorship rights for same-sex couples -- like him and his partner -- in an immigration reform bill.

April 23 2013 2:18 PM ET

Why Did France Just Overtake U.S. in Fight for Equality?

Xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment are worrisome problems, and the French debate has shown that far-right groups are intent on using marriage as a reason to wreak havoc.

France Approves Marriage Equality Bill
April 23 2013 12:30 PM ET

France Approves Marriage Equality Bill

Michelle Garcia

The French National Assembly approved a marriage equality bill 331-225 Tuesday.

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