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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.
WATCH: Rachel Maddow Celebrates Historic Week for LGBT Rights
March 30 2013 6:53 PM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Celebrates Historic Week for LGBT Rights

Trudy Ring

The MSNBC host toasted the week with a 'full cream' cocktail and predicted an end to 'skim milk' marriages.

WATCH: New Right-Wing Star Attempts to Explain Antigay Comments
March 30 2013 1:57 PM ET

WATCH: New GOP Star Tries Clarifying Antigay Comments

Trudy Ring

Ben Carson tries to clarify his comments that neither gays nor NAMBLA nor bestiality proponents get to change the definition of marriage.

WATCH: Marie Osmond Takes a Stand for Marriage Equality
March 30 2013 12:53 PM ET

WATCH: Marie Osmond Takes a Stand for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Osmond, who has a lesbian daughter, discussed the issue with ABC's Diane Sawyer Friday night.

LISTEN: Mat Staver Calls Sen. Rob Portman and Other Pro-Gay Republicans 'Cockroackes'
March 29 2013 6:15 PM ET

LISTEN: Mat Staver Calls Pro-Gay Sen. Rob Portman a 'Cockroach'

Sunnivie Brydum

The chairman of the antigay Liberty Counsel is certain that pro-equality Republicans signal the end of days.

Medicare Wants Your Opinion on Covering Gender Reassignment Surgery
March 29 2013 2:01 PM ET

Medicare Wants Your Opinion on Covering Gender Reassignment Surgery

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The agency was giving the public 30 days to offer their opinions on whether Medicare should cover surgery for transgender patients with coverage.

Really? Jim McGreevey Is a Recovering Politician?
March 29 2013 2:01 PM ET

Really? Jim McGreevey Is a Recovering Politician?

Lucas Grindley

An HBO documentary examines the former governor's renewed passion for religion and for helping female prisoners get a second chance.

March 29 2013 1:46 PM ET

The 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Dies Again

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FRC Exploits Matthew Shepard to Bash Marriage Equality
March 29 2013 11:45 AM ET

FRC Exploits Matthew Shepard to Bash Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Robert Morrison is at it again.

March 28 2013 8:30 PM ET

The Most Welcoming Public Bathroom Ever

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Because everybody goes potty — even LGBTs!

5 Absurd Moments in The Marriage Equality Debates
March 28 2013 4:20 PM ET

5 Absurd Moments in The Marriage Equality Debates

Advocate.com Editors

The last 72 hours, or so, have been a roller coaster of emotions and media madness. Here are a few of the more amusing images.

LISTEN: Rush Limbaugh Admits Marriage Equality is Inevitable
March 28 2013 3:06 PM ET

LISTEN: Rush Limbaugh Admits Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Sunnivie Brydum

The ultra-conservative radio host also said the Republican party might be looking at its demise, depending on how it responds to the issue.

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