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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.
 Does This Face Mean Rand Paul Could Evolve on Marriage Equality?
October 03 2014 1:19 PM ET

Does This Face Mean Rand Paul Could Evolve on Marriage?

Lucas Grindley

The potential 2016 candidate for president is trying to strike an inclusive tone.

Minnesota: Vote on Transgender Students Playing High School Sports Postponed
October 03 2014 12:57 PM ET

Heated Debate in Minnesota Over Trans Kids in Sports Gets More Time

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The Minnesota State High School League has postponed a vote to allow transgender students to participate in sports based on their gender identity until December.

Catholic U. of America Cancels 'Milk' Screening, Calls It 'Advocacy' Event
October 03 2014 4:00 AM ET

Catholic U. of America Cancels Milk Screening, Calls It 'Advocacy' Event

Trudy Ring

The screening and related activities to kick off LGBT Awareness Month amounted to taking a position contrary to Catholic teaching, administrators said.

What to Expect Now That Supreme Court Delayed Marriage Decision
October 02 2014 5:50 PM ET

What to Expect Now That Supreme Court Delayed Marriage Decision

Matt Baume

Marriage lawsuits are conspicuously absent from Supreme Court's list of approved cases. Here's what happens next.

Christian College to Review Ban on 'Homosexual Practice'
October 02 2014 5:05 PM ET

Christian College to Review Ban on 'Homosexual Practice'

Eliel Cruz

Gordon College faces questions over accreditation due to its stance on same-sex activity.

L.A. Trans Woman Killed in 'Robbery Gone Bad'
October 02 2014 2:00 PM ET

L.A. Trans Woman Killed in 'Robbery Gone Bad'

Parker Marie Molloy

Police do not believe the victim was attacked as a result of her gender identity, but simply that her assailants were looking to rob a person at random.

WATCH: This Woman Wants to Be Minnesota's First Trans Member of Congress
October 02 2014 6:30 AM ET

WATCH: Will This Candidate Be the First Trans Woman in Congress?

Mitch Kellaway

Paula Overby, born and raised farming in Minnesota's 2nd District, says it's time for her state's representation to get back to its roots.

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Utah
October 02 2014 6:00 AM ET

Everything We Know Now About Marriage Equality in Utah

Matt Baume

Updated October 6: Marriage has been permanently legalized in Utah, and couples are now free to wed. The next steps in nearby states remain murky.

Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBT
October 02 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Our Next Attorney General Should Be LGBT

Chad Griffin

This isn't about symbolism or filling a quota. It's about enduring justice for all Americans, says the president of HRC.

Suit Seeks Equity in Social Security Survivor Benefits
October 02 2014 4:00 AM ET

Suit Seeks Equity in Social Security Survivor Benefits

Trudy Ring

Attorneys for Deborah Tevyaw say the Social Security Administration has wrongly denied survivor benefits to her and others who have been in same-sex marriages.

Facebook Apologizes for 'Real Name' Policy
October 01 2014 4:10 PM ET October 02 2014 11:20 AM ET

Facebook Apologizes for 'Real Name' Policy

Sunnivie Brydum

The social media giant clarified its policy today, saying it has always intended to encourage users to appear under their 'authentic name.'

Holder's Final Vow to Supreme Court: Uphold Marriage Equality
October 01 2014 3:31 PM ET

What Is Eric Holder's Final Vow Before Supreme Court?

Matt Baume

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says that he expects the Department of Justice to stand behind gay and lesbian couples seeking the freedom to marry before the Supreme Court.

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