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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.
PHOTOS: NYC After the Rulings Looks Joyful
June 27 2013 4:30 PM ET

PHOTOS: NYC After the Rulings Looks Joyful

Advocate.com Editors

The reaction in New York City to the Supreme Court rulings was like that in a lot of places, but we just like seeing everyone so happy. Enjoy the photos, and enjoy this moment.

Rep. Brian Sims to Introduce Marriage Bill in Pennsylvania
June 27 2013 4:04 PM ET

Rep. Brian Sims to Introduce Marriage Bill in Pennsylvania

David Artavia

If successful, the bill would make Pennsylvania the 14th state with marriage equality.

For And Against: Supreme Court Ruling On DOMA and Prop 8
June 27 2013 3:49 PM ET

For And Against: DOMA and Prop 8

Advocate.com Editors

Jim Morrison Dissects the Death of DOMA and the Annihilation of Prop 8

On Marriage Equality, Rand Paul Raises Bestiality Issue, Then Backtracks
June 27 2013 1:20 PM ET

Haha? Rand Paul Says He Was Joking With Bestiality Comment

Trudy Ring

The senator was only joking, an aide says.

Congressman to Introduce Antimarriage Constitutional Amendment
June 27 2013 12:44 PM ET

Congressman to Introduce Antimarriage Constitutional Amendment

Trudy Ring

Tim Huelskamp says he'll respond to yesterday's Supreme Court rulings by trying to amend the U.S. Constitution to block marriage equality.

Chris Christie Denounces DOMA Ruling
June 27 2013 12:09 PM ET

Chris Christie Denounces DOMA Ruling

Trudy Ring

The New Jersey governor again says marriage equality is up to voters to decide, while his Democratic opponent's lesbian daughter blasts his stance.

June 27 2013 10:40 AM ET

AFTER DOMA: Ken Mehlman on What’s Next

An interview with the conservative marriage equality activist on DOMA, the conservative movement, and what's lies ahead.

Thousands Gather in San Francisco to Celebrate Equality
June 27 2013 10:21 AM ET

Thousands Gather in San Francisco to Celebrate Equality

Jase Peeples

The LGBT community rallied in the City by the Bay’s historic Castro district to celebrate the landmark Supreme Court rulings.

PHOTOS: It's About More Than Marriage
June 27 2013 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: It's About More Than Marriage

Jase Peeples

We've come a long way, but a new campaign from the Transgender Law Center reminds us that the battle for full equality is about much more than marriage.

PHOTOS: Message at Rallies Is Celebrate Today, Fight Tomorrow
June 27 2013 1:25 AM ET

Message at Rallies: Celebrate Today, Fight Tomorrow

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT Americans have a lot of reason to rejoice about the Supreme Court's rulings on Wednesday, but the message at rallies is also to get to work.

Finishing the Job: DOMA Repeal Bill Reintroduced
June 26 2013 7:08 PM ET

Finishing the Job: DOMA Repeal Bill Reintroduced

Trudy Ring

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Jerrold Nadler reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act in their respective houses of Congress today.

Give Us Your Marriage Questions!
June 26 2013 5:14 PM ET

Give Us Your Marriage Questions!

Neal Broverman

What still doesn't make sense to you about the death of DOMA and Prop. 8?

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