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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.
Ellen DeGeneres Is Scared of Mitt Romney
October 24 2012 2:08 PM ET

Ellen DeGeneres Is 'Scared' of Mitt Romney

Sunnivie Brydum

On the red carpet for a Kennedy Center event in her honor, Ellen DeGeneres told reporters that women should be "very, very scared" of a Mitt Romney presidency.

Photo of Two Women Kissing Before French Protestors Goes Viral
October 24 2012 1:27 PM ET

Photo of Two Women Kissing Before French Protestors Goes Viral

Sunnivie Brydum

Two straight women kissing one another in front of a group of anti-marriage-equality protestors in Marseille, France, went viral after the moment was captured on camera by a French photographer.

Marriage Question Missing from Maryland Absentee Ballots
October 24 2012 12:27 PM ET

Marriage Question Missing from Maryland Absentee Ballots

Julie Bolcer

Some absentee ballots did not include the page with Question 6, but state officials say the number is small.

WATCH Fight Back Colorado Launches Call Me Maybe Parody
October 24 2012 11:39 AM ET

WATCH: Fight Back Colorado Launches 'Call Me Maybe' Parody

Sunnivie Brydum

With just two weeks before the election, the super PAC Fight Back Colorado is giving voters a laugh at the expense of Republican leadership responsible for killing civil unions in a new parody of Carly Rae Jeppsen's summer hit "Call Me Maybe" featuring House Majority Leader Amy Stephens and Speaker of the House Frank McNulty.

October 24 2012 11:21 AM ET

WATCH: New York Lawmakers Hold GENDA Forum

WATCH: Google Employees in Marriage Equality Video
October 24 2012 10:18 AM ET

WATCH: Google Employees in Marriage Equality Video

Julie Bolcer

“This is going to be the civil rights issue of our generation,” says one Google employee.

Church Musician Ejected From Worship Band for Being Gay
October 23 2012 6:48 PM ET

Church Musician Ejected From Worship Band for Being Gay

Michelle Garcia

A Kansas gay man was told that he could no longer play in his church's worship band because of his sexual orientation after six years of playing keyboard for his church.

Report Says Romney Aides Privately Promised ENDA Support to Log Cabin
October 23 2012 6:39 PM ET October 24 2012 10:39 AM ET

Was Log Cabin Told 'Privately' Romney Backs ENDA?

Trudy Ring

Romney's team promised the gay Republican group he'd back ENDA as president, but he does not want to make the stance public, The Nation reports. Also: Barney Frank critiques Log Cabin's Romney endorsement.

Miss Universe Canada Contestant Wants WHO to Stop Stigmatizing Trans People
October 23 2012 5:14 PM ET

Miss Universe Canada Contestant Has a Message for WHO

Michelle Garcia

Former Miss Universe Canada competitor Jenna Talackova is part of an effort urging the World Health Organization to stop classifying people with transgender identities as having a mental disorder.<

October 23 2012 3:33 PM ET

Texas: Candidate Denies Being Pro-Gay

NY Farm Owners Turn Away Lesbian Wedding
October 23 2012 3:28 PM ET

N.Y.: Farm Owners Turn Away Lesbian Wedding

Michelle Garcia

A lesbian couple who were told they could not hold their wedding at a farm near their home in Albany, N.Y., have filed a discrimination complaint with a state agency.

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