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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.
National Guard Officer Charlie Morgan's Widow Can Finally Access Her Late Wife's Benefits
October 24 2013 2:47 PM ET

Charlie Morgan's Widow Can Finally Access Her Late Wife's Military Benefits

Sunnivie Brydum

Karen Morgan, who was married to the late chief warrant officer and outspoken lesbian military activist Charlie Morgan, received a military ID card for the first time Wednesday.

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.

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