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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.
Alaskan Gov. Will 'Defend Our (Antigay) Constitution'
October 13 2014 5:45 PM ET

Alaskan Gov. Will 'Defend Our (Antigay) Constitution'

Sunnivie Brydum

'As Alaska’s governor, I have a duty to defend and uphold the law and the Alaska Constitution,' said Gov. Sean Parnell while promising to appeal a ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Idaho Couples Can Marry Wednesday
October 13 2014 4:47 PM ET

Idaho Couples Can Marry Wednesday

Sunnivie Brydum

The freedom to marry will finally arrive in Idaho on Wednesday, according to an order from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

'Transparent' Seeks Trans Female Writer for Second Season
October 13 2014 3:31 PM ET

What Will Transparent Do Differently in Season 2?

Mitch Kellaway

'It's absolutely necessary,' to hire a trans woman writer for Transparent's second season, says creator Jill Soloway, after fielding criticism for casting a male actor in the show's lead role.

WATCH: What Happened to Marriage Last Week?
October 13 2014 2:19 PM ET

WATCH: What Happened to Marriage Last Week?

Matt Baume

We've won so many victories in the last week it's hard to keep track. Here's what's happened so far, and what to expect in the next few days and months.

PHOTOS: Married in Las Vegas — A Sure Bet!
October 13 2014 2:07 PM ET

PHOTOS: Married in Las Vegas — A Sure Bet!

Christopher Harrity

What better way to celebrate Coming Out Day than to get hitched to the one you love?

Vatican Document: Value Gay People's 'Gifts and Qualities'
October 13 2014 1:15 PM ET

Is the Vatican Softening Its Stance on Gay People?

Trudy Ring

The church should recognize positive aspects of same-sex relationships, the document says.

6 Celebs Who Have Performed Marriages for Same-Sex Couples
October 13 2014 6:03 AM ET

6 Celebs Who've Married Same-Sex Couples

Matt Baume

Joan Rivers, Lady Gaga, and Benedict Cumberbatch have all made queer couples' weddings complete.

Op-ed: Yes, the Philly Attack Was a Hate Crime
October 13 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, the Philly Attack Was a Hate Crime

Brian Sims

We must fight for fully inclusive hate-crimes laws in Pennsylvania and beyond, says Rep. Brian Sims.

BREAKING: Alaska Marriage Ban Struck Down
October 12 2014 8:51 PM ET

Alaska Marriage Ban Struck Down

Trudy Ring

A federal judge issued a ruling Sunday finding the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, and it looks as if it will go into effect immediately, although Gov. Sean Parnell says he will appeal.

WATCH: Ted Olson Takes on Tony Perkins on 'Evil' Marriage Equality
October 12 2014 2:37 PM ET

WATCH: Ted Olson Takes on Tony Perkins on 'Evil' Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Antigay leader Tony Perkins calls same-sex marriage the 'evil bidding' of courts; Ted Olson counters as a strong voice for equality.

PHOTOS: Colorado Celebrates Marriage Equality
October 12 2014 6:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Colorado Celebrates Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

It was a Rocky Mountain high in Colorado last week, as the state wasted no time in embracing marriage equality.

NOM Praises Huckabee for Threat to Leave GOP Over Marriage Equality
October 11 2014 3:08 PM ET

NOM Praises Huckabee for Threat to Leave GOP Over Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Mike Huckabee is right to denounce party leaders for not taking a stronger stand against marriage equality, says NOM president Brian Brown.

WATCH: Gay GOP Candidate Accused of Harassment
October 11 2014 2:35 PM ET

WATCH: Gay GOP Candidate Accused of Harassment

Trudy Ring

A former staffer says congressional candidate Carl DeMaio sexually harassed him; DeMaio denies doing so and says the accuser is a plagiarist and a burglar.

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