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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.
Students Suspended for Attack Involving Trans Teen
November 21 2013 6:44 PM ET

Students Suspended for Attack Involving Trans Teen

Sunnivie Brydum

All four 16-year-old girls who engaged in a physical altercation last week involving a transgender student have been suspended from their Bay Area high school.

Bishop Exorcises 'Infernal Enemy' Responsible for Marriage Equality
November 21 2013 3:23 PM ET

Bishop Exorcises 'Infernal Enemy' Responsible for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

While many Illinoisans celebrated yesterday's signing of a marriage equality bill, one Roman Catholic leader was seeking to drive out the forces that led to this 'grave sin.'

Mary Cheney Isn't Supporting Sister Liz for Senate
November 21 2013 1:33 PM ET

Mary Cheney Isn't Supporting Sister Liz for Senate

Lucas Grindley

Mary Cheney isn't keeping quiet about her disappointment with her sister's opposition to marriage equality.

PHOTOS: Sally Ride, Bayard Rustin Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
November 21 2013 12:17 PM ET

PHOTOS: Ride, Rustin Awarded Medal of Freedom

Advocate.com Editors

The gay pioneers were among 16 honorees awarded the highest civilian honor at the White House Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Illinois Becomes Marriage Equality State No. 16
November 20 2013 9:26 PM ET

PHOTOS: Illinois Becomes Marriage Equality State No. 16

Michelle Kanaar

With Gov. Pat Quinn's signature on Senate Bill 10, Illinois Wednesday became the 16th U.S. state to embrace marriage equality.

With Cheers and Tears, Illinois Celebrates Marriage Equality Signing
November 20 2013 7:30 PM ET

WATCH: Illinois Celebrates Marriage Equality Signing

Trudy Ring

There was plenty of joy in the air today as Gov. Pat Quinn signed marriage equality into law in a Chicago ceremony.

Scott Lively: 'Butch Homosexuals' Beating Effeminate Russian Gays
November 20 2013 5:33 PM ET

Scott Lively: 'Butch Homosexuals' Beating Femme Russian Gays

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay American evangelical claims that Russia's violent crackdown on LGBT people is actually 'gay-on-gay' violence.

Scotland: Big Win in Parliament a Good Sign for Marriage Equality
November 20 2013 4:45 PM ET

Scotland: Big Win in Parliament a Good Sign for Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Scottish Parliament voted 98-15 to move forward with legislation that would bring marriage equality to the country, possibly as early as next year.

Conservative Group Links Marriage Equality to Illinois Tornadoes
November 20 2013 3:52 PM ET

Conservatives Link Ill. Marriage Equality to Tornadoes

Daniel Reynolds

'Do you think the massive Illinois tornadoes are linked to the passing of the same sex ‘marriage’ bill?' asked the executive director of America Needs Fatima.

WATCH: Mary Cheney Called a 'Lesbian Bigot'
November 20 2013 3:50 PM ET

WATCH: Mary Cheney Called a 'Lesbian Bigot'

Lucas Grindley

In Liz Cheney's quest for the Senate, Mary Cheney's family further becomes a political football.

WATCH: Pastor Suspended for Same-Sex Wedding Says He'll Perform More
November 20 2013 3:48 PM ET

WATCH: Pastor Suspended for Same-Sex Wedding Says He'll Perform More

Trudy Ring

Rev. Frank Schaefer says he'll continue to advocate for LGBT people even if he is stripped of his ministerial credentials.

Texas: Military Spouse Takes Extra Steps, Still Denied Benefits
November 20 2013 2:56 PM ET

Texas: Military Spouse Takes Extra Steps, Still Denied Benefits

Michelle Garcia

The wife of a female member of the Texas National Guard says she was denied housing benefits despite going through the extra steps required for same-sex couples to receive benefits.

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