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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.
Illinois: Terminally Ill Woman Marries Under Court Order
November 28 2013 1:57 PM ET

Illinois: Terminally Ill Woman Marries Under Court Order

Michelle Garcia

The first same-sex couple to marry in Illinois ties the knot in a court-ordered ceremony

WATCH: Navy Chaplain Claims 'Demon of Rape' Inside Call for Trans Student Rights
November 27 2013 7:33 PM ET

WATCH: Navy Chaplain Claims 'Demon of Rape' Inside Call for Trans Student Rights

Sunnivie Brydum

Former chaplain Gordon 'Dr. Chaps' Klingenschmitt also contends that parents who validate their trans children's identities are abusing those children in favor of pushing a 'political agenda.'

Texas National Guard Amends Policy For Same-Sex Couples
November 27 2013 4:25 PM ET

Texas National Guard Amends Policy For Same-Sex Couples

Michelle Garcia

Gay and lesbian members of the Texas National Guard will now be able to receive benefits for their spouses.

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban
November 27 2013 3:24 PM ET

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

State senator Adam Ebbin introduced legislation that would repeal Virginia's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality.

Antigay Oregon Group Offends With 'Neo-Nazi' Analogy
November 27 2013 3:20 PM ET

Antigay Oregon Group Offends With 'Neo-Nazi' Analogy

Trudy Ring

Jewish leaders objected strongly to a comparison between gay couples and neo-Nazis used by a leader of an anti-marriage equality group.

1978 Report: Murder And Mourning in San Francisco
November 27 2013 3:05 PM ET

1978 Report: Murder & Mourning in San Francisco

Advocate.com Editors

On the 35th anniversary of Harvey Milk's death, The Advocate reprints its report of the days and events that followed.

Alec Baldwin Blames 'Fundamentalist' Gays For Killing His Show
November 27 2013 1:16 PM ET

Alec Baldwin Blames 'Fundamentalist' Gays for Killing His Show

Jase Peeples

'The fundamentalist wing of gay advocacy … they killed my show,' Baldwin claims.

Federal Judges: Domestic Partners Should Be Considered Married in Non-Marriage Equality States
November 26 2013 7:31 PM ET

Court: Domestic Partners Should Be Considered Married

Sunnivie Brydum

The administrative decision goes against some existing case law regarding the legal status of same-sex partners who are not married.

Cheney Feud Over Marriage Equality Staged for Public?
November 26 2013 7:17 PM ET

Cheney Feud Over Marriage Equality Staged for Public?

Trudy Ring

It's not out of the question, says leading equality foe Maggie Gallagher, who also used a recent radio appearance to assert once again that same-sex marriage is 'going to hurt a lot of children.'

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