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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.
Laverne Cox Distances Herself From Controversial Trans Inmate
August 26 2014 7:09 PM ET

Laverne Cox Distances Herself From Controversial Inmate

Parker Marie Molloy

After releasing a video in which she read an inmate's letter from prison, Laverne Cox has distanced herself from the project after learning of the gruesome details of the prisoner's past.

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond
August 26 2014 3:16 PM ET

Op-ed: Till Death Do Us Part and Beyond

Chase Strangio

On the road to full marriage equality, same-sex couples also have to fight for their right to grieve.

Appeals Judges Get Tough on Defenders of Ind., Wis. Marriage Bans
August 26 2014 3:09 PM ET

Fed. Judges Get Tough on States Defending Marriage Bans

Trudy Ring

In today's hearing before the Seventh Circuit, judges challenged the arguments that procreation and tradition justify limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

Opposing Marriage Equality Is a Sexual Orientation Now?
August 26 2014 2:04 PM ET

Opposing Marriage Equality Is a Sexual Orientation Now?

Rebecca Juro

Meanwhile, the very existence of marriage equality is 'tyranny,' claims WND.com's Joseph Farah.

When Bisexual People Get Left Out of Marriage
August 26 2014 7:15 AM ET

When Bisexual People Get Left Out of Marriage

Eliel Cruz

Bisexuals have long been on the front lines for marriage equality yet get labeled as gay or lesbian.

WATCH: Obamacare Opens Doors for Trans People, But Hurdles Still Exist
August 26 2014 5:00 AM ET

WATCH: What Obamacare Can Do For Trans People

Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, transgender people like Devin Payne are able to obtain the health coverage they need. But obstacles to treatment endure.

WATCH: Mo. Police Officer Delivers Hate-Filled Speech, Gets Suspended
August 25 2014 4:49 PM ET

WATCH: Mo. Police Officer Delivers Hate-Filled Speech, Gets Suspended

Trudy Ring

He's the same officer who tangled with out CNN anchor Don Lemon last week, and Lemon brought to light the video of the cop's speech.

Chris Geidner Wins NLGJA Journalist of the Year Award
August 25 2014 4:46 PM ET

Chris Geidner Wins NLGJA Journalist of the Year Award

Rebecca Juro

Geidner wins praise especially for his coverage of the marriage equality movement.

In Settling Bias Case, Wedding Venue to Pay for Couple's Nuptials
August 25 2014 3:24 PM ET

In Settling Bias Case, Wedding Venue to Pay for Couple's Nuptials

Trudy Ring

A Minnesota hunting club that had refused to host a same-sex wedding will now foot the bill for the festivities.

Antigay State Officials Want to Dodge or Delay Marriage Lawsuits
August 25 2014 2:10 PM ET

Antigay State Officials Want to Dodge Marriage Lawsuits

Matt Baume

In the fast-moving legal fight for marriage equality, here's a look at the latest news.

PHOTOS: Dublin Marches for Marriage Equality
August 25 2014 11:52 AM ET

PHOTOS: Dublin Marches for Marriage Equality

Organizers are hoping this year's march will mark the final time LGBT-supportive Irish citizens have to take to the street to advocate for marriage equality.

Laverne Cox and Twin to Headline NYC's GenderFluid Fest
August 25 2014 12:12 AM ET

Laverne Cox and Twin to Headline NYC's GenderFluid Fest

Brandon Voss

The transgender arts festival will also include appearances by Kate Bornstein, Ian Harvie, Bianca Leigh, and Holly Woodlawn.

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