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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.
Bishop: No Prayers for Marriage Equality in Cathedral
October 24 2013 2:18 PM ET

Bishop: No Prayers for Marriage Equality in Cathedral

Trudy Ring

The Roman Catholic bishop of Springfield, Ill., said a plan to pray the rosary for marriage equality was 'blasphemous,' and police were called to keep equality activists out of the city's cathedral.

WATCH: Highlights From New Mexico's Marriage Equality Hearing
October 24 2013 1:04 PM ET

WATCH: Highlights From New Mexico's Marriage Equality Hearing

Sunnivie Brydum

The New Mexico Supreme Court heard hourlong arguments Wednesday from both supporters and opponents of marriage equality.

October 23 2013 6:59 PM ET

Who Are the 50 Most Powerful Gay Business Leaders in the World?

Plus: The Pope supports same-sex marriage?

Couples Seek Marriage Recognition in North Carolina
October 23 2013 6:58 PM ET

Couples Seek Marriage Recognition in North Carolina

Trudy Ring

As part of the We Do campaign, same-sex couples married in other states are registering their licenses with county officials, while unmarried couples apply for licenses.

Gay Okla. Couple Legally Married by Native American Tribe
October 23 2013 5:33 PM ET

Gay Okla. Couple Legally Married by Native American Tribe

Sunnivie Brydum

Even though Oklahoma forbids same-sex marriage, members of Native American tribes are not beholden to state law.

Thomas Roberts on Russia: Have a Little Faith in Me
October 23 2013 4:10 PM ET

Interview: Thomas Roberts Defends His Russia Trip

Sunnivie Brydum

In this exclusive interview, Thomas Roberts says he's 'dismayed' by the vocal criticism of his decision to host the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow.

Va. Dems Launch Posters 'Going Down' on Ken Cuccinelli
October 23 2013 1:34 PM ET

Va. Dems Launch Posters 'Going Down' on Ken Cuccinelli

Sunnivie Brydum

The Democratic Party of Virginia has released a series of sexually suggestive campaign posters targeting Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's fight to outlaw oral and anal sex.

Aussie P.M. Wishes Gay Sister Well, Still Doesn't Support Marriage Equality
October 23 2013 1:34 PM ET

Aussie P.M. Wishes Gay Sister Well, Opposes Her Marrying

Michelle Garcia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott remains opposed to marriage equality despite his sister's engagement to her longtime partner.

Watch As New Mexico Supreme Court Considers Marriage Equality
October 23 2013 11:29 AM ET

New Mexico Supreme Court Considers Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's highest court is hearing opening arguments in a case set to determine whether or not New Mexico's constitution allows for marriage equality today.

Texas Judge Nixes Republican Antigay Dogma, Switches to Democrats
October 22 2013 7:43 PM ET

Judge Quits GOP Over Its Antigay Dogma

Trudy Ring

'I cannot tolerate a political party that demeans Texans based on their sexual orientation, the color of their skin, or their economic status,' says Carlo Key.

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