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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.
11 Irresistible Images of What Happened When Rome Recognized Same-Sex Marriages
October 22 2014 6:50 PM ET

11 Irresistible Images From When Rome Recognized Gay Marriage

Thom Senzee

Rome's mayor defied the central government by performing a ceremony to register same-sex couples who were married abroad.

Idaho Gov. Begs Court to Reverse 'Bad Law' of Marriage Equality
October 22 2014 3:45 PM ET

Idaho Gov. to Court: Reverse 'Bad Law' of Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A unanimous decision from a federal appeals court bringing marriage equality to Idaho 'appears to be judicial policymaking masquerading as law,' according to the governor.

WATCH: Kansas Gov. Stands Behind Marriage Ban, Decries 'Liberal Judges'
October 22 2014 3:07 PM ET

Sam Brownback Says Vote for Him If You Want Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

Gov. Sam Brownback, a far-right Republican, says in a debate that he's standing for the will of the people and that opponent Paul Davis wouldn't.

N.C. Senate Leader Seeks to Let County Officials Opt Out of Same-Sex Marriages
October 22 2014 1:00 PM ET

Officials Who Refuse to Marry Gay Couples Want Legal Protection

Trudy Ring

Phil Berger, a Republican state Senator, plans to introduce legislation to allow officials to refuse to handle same-sex marriages if they have religious objections.

Op-ed: How Transparent Tried and Failed to Represent Trans Men
October 22 2014 10:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transparent Tries, But Fails to Represent Trans Men

Cael Keegan

Transparent is both groundbreaking and problematic. But not for the reasons you've heard.

Op-ed: 22 Reasons Queer History Is Important
October 22 2014 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: 22 Reasons Queer History Is Important

Sarah Prager

Here are just a few of the reasons we need LGBT history taught in our schools and remembered in our daily lives.

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Hudson Raises Her Voice for Marriage Equality
October 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

Jennifer Hudson Raises Her Voice for Marriage Equality

Jase Peeples

Jennifer Hudson has joined forces with W Hotels and the Human Rights Campaign for a new initiative fighting for marriage equality across all 50 states.

PHOTOS: The First Same-Sex Marriages in Wyoming
October 22 2014 5:00 AM ET October 22 2014 11:54 AM ET

PHOTOS: The First Same-Sex Marriages in Wyoming

Sunnivie Brydum

Wyoming's attorney general opted not to appeal a district court ruling in favor of marriage equality, and that cleared the way for these images of happy couples marrying on Tuesday.

PHOTOS: The Moving History of a Gay Jewish Congregation
October 22 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: The Moving History of a Gay Jewish Congregation

Advocate.com Editors

The book Changing Lives, Making History: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is a testament to LGBT love, spirituality, and persistence.

BREAKING: Federal Judge Upholds Puerto Rico Marriage Ban
October 21 2014 9:33 PM ET

Federal Judge Upholds Puerto Rico Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

Going against the tide of decisions for marriage equality, the judge goes so far as to invoke incest and polygamy in his ruling.

EXCLUSIVE: U.K. Documentary 'Patchwork' Puts Spotlight on Trans Love
October 21 2014 5:47 PM ET October 22 2014 1:14 PM ET

U.K. Documentary Patchwork Spotlights Trans Love

Mitch Kellaway

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming trans-focused British documentary series Patchwork, lovebirds Darcy and Rosa talk about 13 years of partnered bliss through and beyond gender transition.

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