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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.
Illinois School District Dissolves Committee on Transgender Issues
December 19 2012 6:31 PM ET

Illinois School District Dissolves Committee on Transgender Issues

Trudy Ring

The move effectively ends the East Aurora School District's much-talked-about transgender rights effort, but advocates vow to keep up the fight.

LGBT Marching Band Returns to Obama's Inaugural Parade
December 19 2012 3:25 PM ET

Obama's Inaugural to Include LGBT Marching Band

Michelle Garcia

The Lesbian and Gay Band Association will march in the 57th inaugural parade following the swearing in of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Todd Akin Makes Final Antigay Pitch to Congress
December 19 2012 2:45 PM ET

Todd Akin Makes Final Antigay Pitch to Congress

Michelle Garcia

In one of his final acts in Congress, Missouri representative Todd Akin will make one last effort to add an antigay piece of legislation to this year's defense authorization bill.

PHOTOS: A Wedding for History-Maker Margaret Witt
December 18 2012 3:30 PM ET

PHOTOS: A Wedding for a History-Maker

Advocate.com Editors

Retired Air Force Maj. Margaret Witt, a prominent voice in the fight to repeal "don't ask, don't tell," married her partner on Saturday in Spokane, Wash.

LGBT Leaders Urge House Republicans to Drop $2 Million DOMA Defense
December 18 2012 1:38 PM ET

Republicans Urged to Drop $2 Million DOMA Defense

Julie Bolcer

Speaker Boehner and his colleagues are asked to “end your taxpayer-funded contract for outside legal services defending discrimination.”

WATCH Meet The Marine Who Proposed to His Boyfriend At The White House
December 18 2012 1:01 PM ET

WATCH: Meet The Marine Who Proposed at The White House

Sunnivie Brydum

Marine Captain Matthew Phelps proposed to his partner, Ben Shock, at the White House on

Rhode Island Senate Leader Commits to Marriage Vote
December 18 2012 11:26 AM ET

Rhode Island Senate Leader Commits to Marriage Vote

Julie Bolcer

Rhode Island may soon cease to be the only state in New England without a marriage equality law now that Senate President M.

Pro LGBT Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye Dead at 88
December 17 2012 8:56 PM ET

Pro-LGBT Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye Dead at 88

Neal Broverman

Hawaii's much-loved Daniel Inouye, the second-longest serving Senator, died on Monday at age 88.

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