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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.
Minnesota Governor Would Sign Marriage Bill
December 07 2012 2:58 PM ET

Minnesota Governor Would Sign Marriage Bill

Julie Bolcer

Governor Mark Dayton said he would sign the legislation if it came to his desk.

December 07 2012 12:53 PM ET

Alec Baldwin Calls Christine Quinn 'Untrustworthy'

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Black Voters Support Marriage Equality in Illinois By Wide Margin
December 07 2012 11:55 AM ET

Black Voters Support Marriage in Illinois By Wide Margin

Julie Bolcer

A new poll shows that African-American voters in President Obama’s home state support marriage equality 60% to 16%, a much wider margin than measured nationally.

Mormon Church Launches Website Aimed at Gays
December 06 2012 7:58 PM ET

Mormon Church Asks Gays to 'Stay With Us' in New Site

Trudy Ring

The site, aimed at helping Mormons deal with 'same-sex attraction,' encourages acceptance of LGBT people but makes clear that the church still considers it a sin to act on such attraction.

HRC Tries to Tie NOM to Donation From Alleged White Supremacist
December 06 2012 4:18 PM ET

HRC Tries to Tie NOM to Donation From Alleged White Supremacist

Lucas Grindley

The group that opposed marriage equality in Maryland is accused today of taking thousands of dollars from a donor "active in white supremacist, secessionist causes."

Maryland Governor Tweets Photo as He Makes Marriage Equality Official
December 06 2012 3:30 PM ET

Maryland Governor Tweets Photo of Big Moment for Equality

Lucas Grindley

Gov. Martin O'Malley fought hard for passage of marriage equality in his state.

PHOTOS A Historic Day in Washington
December 06 2012 1:07 PM ET

PHOTOS: A Day for History in Washington

Lucas Grindley

While couples must wait until Sunday before it's official, they have already started picking up marriage licenses in Washington.

Senator Jim DeMint to Step Down
December 06 2012 12:06 PM ET

Sen. Jim DeMint to Step Down

Julie Bolcer

The junior senator from South Carolina, who said gay people should not be allowed to teach, will take over as president of the Heritage Foundation.

Marriage Equality Opponents Appeal Nevada Case to the Supreme Court
December 06 2012 11:33 AM ET

Marriage Equality Opponents Appeal Nevada Case to the Supreme Court

Julie Bolcer

The Supreme Court is now being asked to look at 11 petitions pertaining to marriage equality.

Dan Savage and the Rest of Washington Prep for Sunday Weddings
December 05 2012 9:14 PM ET

Dan Savage and the Rest of Washington Prep for Sunday Weddings

Sunnivie Brydum

Washington State will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday, and couples can begin marrying Sunday.

New Polls Highlight Catholic, National Support for Marriage Equality
December 05 2012 7:47 PM ET

New Polls Highlight Catholic, National Support for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Two polls released today provide further evidence that Americans are increasingly accepting of their LGBT friends and neighbors, and believe they should be afforded the same rights as st

Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Marriage Ban
December 05 2012 6:29 PM ET

Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Advocates say the unanimous decision striking down a marriage ban in Oaxaca paves the way for national marriage equality.

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