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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.
Pennsylvania Issues First Same-Sex Marriage License
July 24 2013 2:21 PM ET

First Same-Sex Marriage License Issued in Pennsylvania

Jase Peeples

Despite the fact that same-sex marriage is banned in Pennsylvania, Montgomery County has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Golinski DOMA Case
July 24 2013 12:42 PM ET

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Golinski DOMA Case

Jase Peeples

Citing the Supreme Court ruling string down Section 3 of DOMA, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal, affirming that a federal court employee must be allowed to add her same-sex spouse to her employer's health insurance plan.

Pro-Equality Democrat Enters Georgia Senate Race
July 24 2013 11:54 AM ET

Will Georgia Get a Pro-Equality Senator? 

Jase Peeples

On Tuesday, Michelle Nunn announced she will run for U.S. Senate in the 2014, and outlined her stance on marriage equality.

Penn. County Prepares to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
July 24 2013 11:09 AM ET

Penn. County Prepares Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Jase Peeples

Officials in Montgomery County say they are ready to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the state’s ban.

July 23 2013 5:30 PM ET

'Sex Swap' Teens Become Cutest Couple Ever

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Meet inspiring trans lovers Arin Andrews and Katie Hill.

July 23 2013 3:00 PM ET

GOP Heads Square Off On Marriage Equality

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Antigay Pastor Wants Gay Appointee Removed For 'Hell' Message
July 23 2013 12:56 PM ET

Antigay Pastor Wants Gay Appointee Removed For 'Hell' Message

Michelle Garcia

The dispute started three years ago when Rev. Cary Gordon launched a campaign to remove three Iowa judges who ruled in favor of marriage equality

N.M. Attorney General to Court: Let Gay Couples Marry
July 23 2013 12:39 PM ET

N.M. Attorney General to Court: Let Gay Couples Marry

Michelle Garcia

New Mexico's attorney general said his state's rules preventing same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional.

July 23 2013 8:31 AM ET

What Will Nate Silver Bring to ESPN?

Stats wiz-kid, Nate Silver—you know, the guy who called the entire 2012 election—is leaving The New York Times for ESPN.

Federal Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage
July 22 2013 7:32 PM ET

Federal Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

James Obergefell and John Arthur will be listed as married on Arthur's death certificate, and can be buried beside one another when Arthur succumbs to ALS.

Pope Francis' Pick to Head Vatican Bank Mired In Gay Rumors
July 22 2013 6:19 PM ET

Pope Francis' Pick to Head Vatican Bank Mired In Gay Rumors

Sunnivie Brydum

'The people's pope' is facing scrutiny for appointing a cleric who allegedly lived with his male lover in Uruguay to head up the Vatican's Institute for the Works of Religion.

Russia: Tourists Arrested, Orthodox Priest Says Marriage Equality Signals 'Apocalypse'
July 22 2013 3:39 PM ET

Russian Orthodox Priest Says Marriage Equality Signals 'Apocalypse'

Sunnivie Brydum

In Russia, it gets worse for LGBT people — even those just visiting the country.

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