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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.
Elizabeth Warren Highlights Differences from Scott Brown in Appeal to LGBT Voters
June 10 2012 10:51 AM ET

Elizabeth Warren Is No Scott Brown on LGBT Rights

Lucas Grindley

Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is making an appeal to LGBT voters in Massachusetts this weekend, saying "there is still much work to be done" and that she will be "a leader in the fight for full

Protest Could Get Contentious Outside Indiana Church
June 09 2012 1:12 PM ET

Protest Could Get Contentious Outside Indiana Church

Lucas Grindley

It could be a contentious protest Sunday outside an Indiana church where the congregation was

Police, Helicopter, Water Cannon Called in to Defend Pride March
June 09 2012 12:28 PM ET

Police, Helicopter, Water Cannon Called in to Defend Pride March

Lucas Grindley

A gay pride parade in Croatia that has police on high alert Saturday is a reminder of what's at stake.

No More Show for Teen Who Said Obama Made His Friends Gay
June 09 2012 11:43 AM ET

Show's Over for Teen Who Said Obama Made His Friends Gay

Lucas Grindley

Updated to include compromise with Spreaker.

Charlie Crist Says He Is Being Extorted With Gay Threats
June 09 2012 10:41 AM ET

Was It Extortion? Charlie Crist Says He Was Threatened With Accusation He's Gay

Lucas Grindley

A lawyer for Charlie Crist says a former party chairman was trying to extort the former Florida governor with allegations that he's gay.

Widow Wanted to Share DOMA Win With Her Wife
June 08 2012 5:47 PM ET

Widow Wanted to Share DOMA Win With Her Wife

Lucas Grindley

When 83-year-old Edie Windsor found out this week that she'd won her case, and that the Defense of Marriage Act had been ruled unconstitutional, she wanted so badly to talk to her late widow, Thea

Fight Is On in Maryland Over Marriage
June 08 2012 4:33 PM ET

Signatures Counted, Another Fight Is On for November

Lucas Grindley

A fight is on in Maryland over whether the state will keep the marriage law it passed earlier this year.

Moscow Bans Pride for the Next 100 Years
June 08 2012 2:33 PM ET

Moscow Bans Pride for the Next 100 Years

Brett Edward Stout

As antigay sentiment heats up in Russia, Moscow City Court upheld a new law that bans any gay pride celebrations in the city until the year 2112.

Same-Sex Ceremony on Base Has Republicans Saying It Broke the Law
June 07 2012 8:07 PM ET

Even 'Marriage-Like' Is Too Gay for Bases, Republicans Say

Lucas Grindley

Two women took part in a commitment ceremony at a Louisiana military base in May, according to the Associ

Pride Proclamation Ends With Police Called
June 07 2012 5:35 PM ET

City's Pride Proclamation Ends With Police Called

Lucas Grindley

When one man stood during a city council meeting and proudly laughed at the idea of a gay kid committing suicide, it brought activists back for the next meeting.

Rick Santorum Could Actually Get Paid for Speeches
June 07 2012 3:35 PM ET

How Much Would You Pay to Hear Rick Santorum Speak?

Lucas Grindley

Losing presidential candidate Rick Santorum is testing out a career as a paid speaker, and BuzzFeed

CNN Contributor Defends Radio Host Who Said Obama Turns Kids Gay
June 07 2012 2:22 PM ET June 08 2012 8:03 PM ET

CNN Contributor Defends Teen Who Said Obama Turns Kids Gay

Lucas Grindley

Second Update: CNN contributor Dana Loesch has followed up her comments to clarify that "I don’t listen to his radio show or know his remarks." In other words, she hadn't heard wha

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