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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.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Engaged to Partner
January 14 2014 1:21 PM ET

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Engaged to Partner

Kevin OKeeffe

The congressman and his partner, Randy Florke, have been together for 21 years.

Calif. Trans Student Suspended Following Act of Protest
January 14 2014 11:42 AM ET

Calif. Trans Student Suspended Following Act of Protest

Parker Marie Molloy

A teenage girl was suspended from her California high school for failure to adhere to the dress code for female students in her district, something she did to shine light on mixed messages she's received from officials.

Indiana House Considers Anti-Marriage-Equality Amendment
January 13 2014 6:11 PM ET

Indiana House Considers Anti-Marriage-Equality Amendment

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's House Judiciary Committee heard arguments against and in favor of amending the state constitution to prohibit any recognition of same-sex relationships, but did not take a vote on the issue.

In Parting Blow, Va.'s Cuccinelli Files Two Last Antigay Opinions
January 13 2014 5:33 PM ET

Va.'s Cuccinelli Files Two Last Antigay Opinions

Sunnivie Brydum

On his last official day as attorney general of Virginia, failed gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli cemented his antigay legacy by trying to keep the state extending any benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Chris Christie Vetoes N.J. Trans Birth Certificate Bill
January 13 2014 4:34 PM ET

Chris Christie Vetoes N.J. Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

In the wake of 'Bridgegate,' the New Jersey governor vetoed a bill designed to help transgender people streamline legal documents.

Michigan RNC Member: Russia's Antigay Law Is 'Common Sense'
January 13 2014 3:20 PM ET

RNC Member: Russia's Antigay Law Is 'Common Sense'

Trudy Ring

Republican National Committee member Dave Agema has added to his record of outrageously homophobic remarks.

LISTEN: Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace Unleashes 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues'
January 13 2014 11:41 AM ET

LISTEN: Against Me! Unleashes Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Parker Marie Molloy

Laura Jane Grace and company prepare the band's sixth full-length record, marking her first release since coming out as transgender.

WATCH: After 46 Years Together, Grandfathers Tie the Knot
January 12 2014 4:06 PM ET

WATCH: After 46 Years Together, Grandfathers Tie the Knot

Sunnivie Brydum

Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones spent 46 years together, raised a son, welcomed a granddaughter and finally, last summer, got married.

New Mexico Clerk Who Launched Marriage Equality Donates Leftover Funds
January 12 2014 3:16 PM ET

New Mexico Clerk Who Launched Marriage Equality Donates Leftover Funds

Sunnivie Brydum

Doña Ana county clerk Lynn Ellins issued the first marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the state last August, and is now donating to a statewide marriage equality organization the leftover funds he raised to help pay his legal fees.

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