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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.
PHOTO: Lance Bass Is Engaged

PHOTO: Lance Bass Is Engaged

The former 'N Sync member announced the big news on Twitter today.

Mary Cheney to Sister Liz: You're 'Dead Wrong' on Marriage Equality

Mary Cheney to Sister Liz: You're 'Dead Wrong' on Marriage

Liz Cheney said this week that she doesn't support same-sex marriage, and now the National Organization for Marriage wants her to prove it.

Obama Asks Congress To Approve Syria Strike

Veteran, DADT Advocate, Darren Manzella Killed in Car Crash

Veteran, DADT Advocate, Darren Manzella Killed

Darren Manzella was killed in a car crash in upstate New York on Thursday.

Bar Owner Ordered To Pay For Asking Trans Patrons to Leave

Bar Owner Ordered To Pay For Asking Trans Patrons to Leave

The owner of a Portland, Ore., bar will have to pay $400,000 to 11 patrons for discriminating against them.

Archbishop of Canterbury: Homophobia Wrong, But Marriage Rights Not OK

Archbishop of Canterbury: Homophobia Wrong, But Marriage Rights Not OK

The leader of the Anglican Communion continues to oppose marriage equality but says he'll listen to other views.

Ginsburg to Be First High Court Justice Performing Same-Sex Marriage

A First: Justice Ginsburg to Perform Same-Sex Marriage

It won't be a 'skim-milk marriage' Saturday as Ginsburg officiates the wedding of a D.C. arts executive and an economist.

Booker Queried on Gay Rumors: Is the Personal Political?

WATCH: Cory Booker Queried on Gay Rumors

'If you were gay, why would you not just come out?' Chris Hayes says to Cory Booker.

Liz Cheney: 'Not Pro-Gay Marriage'

Liz Cheney: 'Not Pro-Gay Marriage'

Cheney takes the position even though she has a lesbian sister, and a father, the former vice president, who supports marriage equality.

Tell Pat Robertson to 'Stuff It,' Says Columnist

WATCH: Time for Pat Robertson to 'Stuff It'

Commentator Jonathan Capehart called on faith leaders to condemn the homophobia of Robertson and his ilk.

Judge: Denial of Equal Veterans' Benefits Unconstitutional

Judge: Denial of Equal Veterans' Benefits Unconstitutional

A California judge rules in the case of a lesbian veteran whose marriage was not recognized by the VA; it may lead to equal benefits for all same-sex couples.

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause

Pennsylvania's first openly gay elected official on being an out athlete, Russia's antigay Winter Olympics, and serving the Northeast's lone marriage equality holdout.

Frankfort Becomes Fifth Ky. City With Antidiscrimination Ordinance

Frankfort Becomes Fifth Ky. City With Antidiscrimination Ordinance

The state capital passed an LGBT-inclusive 'fairness ordinance' by a vote of 3-2 this morning.

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