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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.
Hawaii Conservatives Attempt 'Citizen's Filibuster' on Marriage Equality
November 05 2013 5:19 PM ET

Hawaii Conservatives Attempt 'Citizen's Filibuster' on Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Amid allegations that conservatives opposed to marriage equality trying to cheat the system, advocates remain optimistic that Hawaii will become the next U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage.

It Passed: Illinois Set to Become 15th State for Marriage Equality
November 05 2013 4:01 PM ET

It Passed! Illinois Set to Become 15th State for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The bill passed the House today, was already approved in the Senate, and the governor will sign it.

WATCH: You'd Have to Kill Me Before I'll Enforce Marriage Equality, Says Hawaii Police Union President
November 05 2013 3:29 PM ET

Hawaii Cop: I'd Rather Die Than Enforce Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The president of Hawaii's police union, himself an active-duty officer, says he'd rather die than enforce marriage equality in his home state.

November 05 2013 12:41 PM ET

Out100: Prop. 8 Victors Photo

Kris Perry, Sandy Stier, Dustin Lance Black, Jeff Zarrillo, and Paul Katami honored

One of Idaho's Most Popular Republican Governors Comes Out in Support of LGBT Rights
November 04 2013 8:05 PM ET

Idaho's Republican Former Gov. Supports LGBT Rights

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The 86-year-old Phil Batt surprised many, including organizers of the event where he made the statement, by talking about why gays deserve legal protections.

Senate Passes ENDA on Procedural Vote
November 04 2013 7:18 PM ET November 04 2013 10:16 PM ET

Senate Passes ENDA on Procedural Vote

Sunnivie Brydum

With 61 votes, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of cloture on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, clearing the way for a final up-or-down vote later this week.

WATCH: ENDA Won't Protect Heterosexuals, Says Right-Wing Activist
November 04 2013 6:50 PM ET

WATCH: ENDA Won't Protect Heterosexuals, Says Right-Wing Activist

Trudy Ring

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer also played the 'special rights' and pedophilia cards in his lie-filled rant against the pending legislation.

WATCH: First Openly Gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin on 'Courage' of Those Supporting ENDAWATCH: First Openly Gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin on 'Courage' of Those Supporting ENDA
November 04 2013 6:07 PM ET

WATCH: First Openly Gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin on ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

The nation's first openly gay Senator took to the Senate floor this afternoon to deliver an impassioned speech in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Are Evangelicals 'Evolving' on LGBT Issues?
November 04 2013 2:59 PM ET

Are Evangelicals 'Evolving' on LGBT Issues?

Trudy Ring

Some commentators think high-profile megachurch minister Joel Osteen's recent statements offer hope.

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