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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.
Philadelphia Passes Sweeping LGBT-Inclusive Reform
October 28 2013 12:31 PM ET October 30 2013 3:31 PM ET

Philadelphia Passes Sweeping LGBT-Inclusive Reform

Sunnivie Brydum

The legislation, signed by Mayor Nutter Thursday, mandates that all new city-owned buildings be equipped with gender-neutral restrooms and offers tax credits to businesses that offer LGBT-inclusive benefits.

WATCH: Lesbian High School Sweethearts Receive Marriage License
October 27 2013 3:16 PM ET

WATCH: Lesbian High School Sweethearts Receive Marriage License

Jase Peeples

Cindy Meneghin and Maureen Kilian have finally won the right to marry in their home state of New Jersey after 40 years together and more than a decade in court battling for marriage equality.

Cindy McCain Signs Petition Supporting ENDA
October 27 2013 2:26 PM ET

Cindy McCain Signs Petition Supporting ENDA

Jase Peeples

The wife of Senator John McCain has given her full support in passing legislation which would protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Video Featuring Gay Couple of 42 Years Will Melt Your Heart
October 26 2013 2:49 PM ET

Video Featuring Gay Couple of 42 Years Will Melt Your Heart

Jase Peeples

After spending more than four decades in love together, Ed and Warren are hoping marriage equality will soon come to their home state of Oregon.

Antigay Pastor Claims LGBT Parents Are Like Toddlers Who Want to Drive Cars
October 26 2013 1:00 PM ET

Antigay Pastor Claims LGBT Parents Are Like Toddlers Who Want to Drive Cars

Jase Peeples

An antigay pastor from Illinois claimed LGBT couples who wish to marry and raise a family are like 'five-year-olds who think they can drive cars.'

Christian Couple Refuse to Tip Gay Waiter, Leave Hateful Note Instead
October 25 2013 6:17 PM ET

WATCH: No Tip, Just Hate For 'Excellent' Gay Waiter

Jase Peeples

'Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours' reads the note one Kansas couple left a gay waiter in place of a tip.

Right-Wingers Won't Stop Harassing Colo. Trans Teen for 'Unhealthy Behavior'
October 25 2013 3:10 PM ET

Right-Wingers Won't Stop Harassing Colo. Trans Teen for 'Unhealthy Behavior'

Sunnivie Brydum

A 16-year-old transgender student in Colorado is in anguish after the right-wing Pacific Justice Institute made up a report that she was 'harassing' students in the girl's bathroom.

7 Scary Stories for a Homophobic Halloween
October 25 2013 2:30 PM ET

7 Scary Stories for a Homophobic Halloween

Advocate.com Editors

Some of what TV and radio pundits say about LGBT people is so frightening it's ready-made for Halloween. Here are a few of the scariest things we've heard antigay talking heads say recently.

Michigan Gov. Calls LGBT Employment Discrimination 'Hypothetical'
October 25 2013 2:09 PM ET

Mich. Gov. on 'Hypothetical' Workplace Discrimination 

Daniel Reynolds

Gov. Rick Snyder dodged questions regarding his stance on LGBT workplace discrimination, before admitting it did not rank high on his list of priorities.

NOM's New Attack on Trans Students: Nudity Trumps Sincerity
October 25 2013 1:44 PM ET

NOM's New Attack on Trans Students: Nudity Trumps Sincerity

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay National Organization for Marriage focuses on the genitalia of transgender students in California in its latest fundraising pitch.

October 25 2013 12:54 PM ET

The Atlantic: 'The Case for Hate Speech'

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