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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.
Should Edie Windsor Be Time's Person of the Year?
December 10 2013 2:39 PM ET

Should Edie Windsor Be Time's Person of the Year?

Lucas Grindley

The plaintiff whose case made it all the way to the Supreme Court and won is being honored by a mainstream publication.

December 10 2013 11:41 AM ET

ACLU Launches My Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding Contest

Tim Gunn is featured in the animated video that urges same-sex couples can enter this contest to win the wedding of their dreams

Mass. Lt. Gov. Candidate Backs Marriage Equality; Conservatives Object
December 09 2013 8:09 PM ET

Is Marriage Equality Still Politically Dangerous, Even in Mass.?

Trudy Ring

Karyn Polito joins her running mate, gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker, in endorsing equal marriage rights, which may cost the team support from the right.

Antigay Think Tank Could Use a Copy Editor
December 09 2013 3:35 PM ET

Antigay Think Tank Could Use a Copy Editor

Trudy Ring

A graphic posted by the Ruth Institute over the weekend was riddled with errors.

Third Cleveland-Area Trans Woman Murdered in Past Year, Prompting Concern
December 09 2013 2:51 PM ET

Third Cleveland-Area Trans Woman Murdered in Past Year

Parker Marie Molloy

For the third time in less than a year, a transgender woman has been found murdered in the Cleveland area, leading many to wonder why the area has become such a hotbed of antitransgender crime.

PHOTOS: Brazilian Couples Get Married En Masse
December 09 2013 1:37 PM ET

PHOTOS: Brazilian Couples Get Married En Masse

Advocate.com Editors

130 gay and lesbian couples flocked to a Rio de Janeiro courthouse to get married in a record-setting ceremony.

Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License
December 08 2013 3:31 PM ET

Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License

Sunnivie Brydum

A 12-year-teaching veteran was fired from a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania immediately after he applied for a marriage license with his same-sex partner in neighboring New Jersey Friday.

Colo. School Board Member Denies Existence of Gay, Trans Identities
December 08 2013 8:00 AM ET

Gay, Trans Identities Don't Exist, Says Colo. School Board Member

Sunnivie Brydum

While defending her claim that transgender students shouldn't be allowed to use the bathroom "until there's castration," Katherine Svenson said she doesn't believe transgender or gay people really exist at all.

WATCH: Pastor Rick Warren's'Orwellian 'Doublespeak' on Marriage Equality
December 07 2013 4:32 PM ET

WATCH: Rick Warren's 'Doublespeak' on Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The megachurch pastor told CNN's Piers Morgan that he fears God more than social disapproval brought from his opposition to marriage equality.

Washington's Weddings Were 17 Percent Gay Last Year
December 07 2013 9:00 AM ET

Washington's Weddings Were 17 Percent Gay Last Year

Sunnivie Brydum

More than 7,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot in the Evergreen state since marriage equality took effect last December.

Colo. Bakery's Refusal to Bake Gay Wedding Cake Is Discrimination, Judge Rules
December 07 2013 8:00 AM ET

Colo. Bakery's Refusal to Bake Gay Wedding Cake Is Discrimination

Sunnivie Brydum

A civil court judge in Denver determined that Jack Phillips violated Colorado's antidiscrimination law when he refused to bake a cake for the wedding of a gay couple last summer.

WATCH: Elton John Slams 'Inhumane, Isolating' Anti-LGBT Laws In Russia
December 06 2013 9:40 PM ET

WATCH: Elton John Takes Stage in Russia, Doesn't Hold Back

Sunnivie Brydum

The out musician also dedicated his Moscow performance to a 23-year-old gay Russian who was brutally murdered after coming out to his friends earlier this year.

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