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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.
February 04 2013 3:46 PM ET

Unveiling the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University

Members of the Clementi family and representatives of the Clementi Foundation will dedicate the ac

WATCH: Reid Blast GOP for Blaming Gays on Immigration Bill Resistance
February 03 2013 6:00 PM ET

WATCH: Reid Blasts GOP for Scapegoating Gays on Immigration

Neal Broverman

The Nevada senator takes Republicans to task over their resistance to immigration reform.

WATCH: John Kerry Notes Gay Rights Progress in Senate
February 01 2013 11:06 PM ET

WATCH: John Kerry Notes Gay Rights Progress in Senate

Trudy Ring

Kerry was one of only 14 U.S. senators who voted against DOMA in 1996. Now, as he leaves the Senate to become secretary of State, the body has its first openly gay member.

Drive for Repeal Vote on Omaha Nondiscrimination Law Falls Short
February 01 2013 10:38 PM ET

Drive for Repeal Vote on Omaha Nondiscrimination Law Falls Short

Trudy Ring

Opponents of the city's LGBT rights ordinance failed to gather enough petition signatures to put a repeal measure before voters in May.

A Marriage Equality Valentine for Illinois?
February 01 2013 10:09 PM ET

A Marriage Equality Valentine for Illinois?

Trudy Ring

State Senate president John Cullerton says he'd like to see his chamber approve the marriage equality bill on Valentine's Day.

PHOTOS: Mayor of Bloomington, Ind., Marries LGBT Couples
February 01 2013 8:26 PM ET

PHOTOS: Indiana Mayor Marries Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

To demonstrate his opposition to a proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban legal recognition of same-sex relationships, Mayor Mark Kruzan married more than a dozen LGBT couples in Bloomington, Ind., on Thursday.

Wyoming Rejects Antidiscrimination Bill
February 01 2013 8:15 PM ET

Wyoming Rejects Antidiscrimination Bill

Trudy Ring

The measure went down to defeat in the state Senate Thursday, and legislators had nixed domestic partnership and marriage equality bills earlier in the week.

HRC Endorses Christine Quinn for NYC Mayor
February 01 2013 1:28 PM ET

HRC Endorses Christine Quinn for NYC Mayor

Trudy Ring

'Chris is ready to fight for the city New Yorkers deserve,' HRC president Chad Griffin says of the out lesbian City Council speaker.

NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dies, Leaves Many Unanswered Questions
February 01 2013 12:08 PM ET

NYC Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88

Jerry Portwood

Out magazine's Jerry Portwood looks at the legacy of the former New York City mayor who always insisted his sexuality was "nobody's business."

Ed Koch Dead at 88
February 01 2013 9:50 AM ET

Ed Koch Dead at 88

Advocate.com Editors

The former New York mayor, who dodged rumors about his sexuality, died of congestive heart failure Friday.

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