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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.
75 Prominent Republicans Say Marriage Is Constitutional Right
February 26 2013 12:47 PM ET

75 Prominent Republicans: Marriage Is Constitutional Right

Michelle Garcia

Dozens of prominent Republicans including Meg Whitman, Jon Huntsman, Christine Todd Whitman, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen support marriage equality.

Meet the Llama Farmer Who Was Fired for Being Gay
February 25 2013 5:24 PM ET

Meet the Llama Farmer Fired for Being Gay

Kevin McCaffery, a Kentucky man, is struggling to keep his animal sanctuary (home to 51 llamas and more than 300 animals) alive

Jindal Doesn't Believe GOP Needs to Embrace Gay Rights
February 25 2013 1:21 PM ET

Jindal Doesn't Believe GOP Needs to Embrace Gay Rights

Neal Broverman

The Louisiana governor speaks on Sunday's Meet the Press.

N.J. Dems Plot to Override Christie's Marriage Equality Veto
February 23 2013 7:52 PM ET

N.J. Dems Plot to Override Christie's Marriage Equality Veto

Neal Broverman

Much work will be needed in the state Assembly.

Obama Administration to Supreme Court: Kill DOMA
February 22 2013 10:06 PM ET

Obama Administration to Supreme Court: Kill DOMA

Neal Broverman

A lawyer for the administration says an important part of the 1996 law is simply not constitutional.

WATCH: Gay Mormon Student Says He'll Live 'Horrible,' Celibate Life
February 22 2013 7:24 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Mormon Student Says He'll Live 'Horrible,' Celibate Life

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay Mormon BYU student who filmed his family and friends' reactions to his coming out tells Current TV that his life will be celibate, "horrible, and it's going to suck."

Report: Pope Influenced to Resign Over Vatican's Gay Network
February 22 2013 2:39 PM ET

Report: Pope Influenced to Resign Over Vatican's Gay Network

Michelle Garcia

Details of a rumored gay network within the Vatican may have spurred Pope Benedict to announce his resignation.

WATCH: Gay Colorado Lawmaker Tells Civil Union Opponents 'Get Thee to a Nunnery'
February 22 2013 2:31 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Colorado Lawmaker Tells Civil Union Opponents 'Get Thee to a Nunnery'

Sunnivie Brydum

Openly gay Denver Democrat, Sen. Pat Steadman, relied on some Shakespearean rhetoric in testimony considering his legislation that would create civil unions in Colorado.

CNN Panel Asks: Are Gay Rights Civil Rights?
February 21 2013 3:51 PM ET

CNN Panel Asks: Are Gay Rights Civil Rights?

Lucas Grindley

How would you answer the question: Are gay rights civil rights?

Republican Jon Huntsman Backs Marriage Equality, Calls on GOP to Evolve
February 21 2013 3:12 PM ET

Jon Huntsman Backs Marriage Equality, Calls on GOP to Evolve

Lucas Grindley

The failed Republican presidential candidate no longer backs only civil unions and said today he wants his party to support full civil marriage.

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