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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.
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Marries His Partner of 22 Years
June 22 2014 11:33 AM ET

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney Marries His Partner of 22 Years

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The proposal happened in December after their youngest child asked Santa to make her dads get hitched.

Is Obama the Most Trans-Friendly President Ever?
June 21 2014 1:55 PM ET

Is Obama the Most Trans-Friendly President Ever?

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Newsweek dubbed him "the first gay president," but his advocacy for trans people is just as progressive — but often uncelebrated.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality
June 21 2014 12:49 PM ET

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The mayor joins mayors from 39 other states supporting same-sex marriage.

Organization is Helping Bisexuals Be Happily Embraced By God
June 21 2014 11:56 AM ET

Organization is Helping Bisexuals Be Happily Embraced By God

Eliel Cruz

A multi-faith organization has released a guidebook for creating inclusive spaces for bisexuals.

Op-ed: That’s What I’m Talking About
June 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: That’s What I’m Talking About

Rebecca Juro

How far have trans people come in terms of fair and proper media representation? Maybe further than you'd think.

June 20 2014 3:33 PM ET

Why Rick Perry Is Beyond Repair

Author Suzanna Danuta Walters says we should demand equality—but don't use the argument that we're 'born this way' as the reason

WATCH: Rick Perry Knows He 'Stepped in It' With Gay, Alcoholic Comparison
June 20 2014 3:00 PM ET

WATCH: Rick Perry Knows He 'Stepped In It'

Sunnivie Brydum

After the Texas governor made national headlines for claiming one can be genetically predisposed to homosexuality, like alcoholism, he's been scrambling to walk back the statement.

REPORT: Feds Extend All Possible Benefits to Same-Sex Couples, Leaving Rest to Congress
June 20 2014 2:53 PM ET

Feds: We've Extended All Possible Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Trudy Ring

But federal laws make some married same-sex couples ineligible for certain Social Security and veterans' benefits, explains a new report.

Right Winger: Laverne Cox In League with Satan
June 20 2014 2:14 PM ET

Right Winger: Laverne Cox In League with Satan

Parker Marie Molloy

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Linda Harvey had entered new territory, flat-out accusing Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox of working in league with Satan, himself.

PHOTOS: Stupidest Signs From NOM’s March for Marriage
June 20 2014 1:47 PM ET

PHOTOS: Stupidest Signs From NOM’s March for Marriage

Advocate.com Editors

Signs at the March for Marriage called us Satanic, delivered dire health warnings, and reminded us several times that every kid needs 'a mom and a dad.'

WATCH: 9 Strangest Rants From NOM's Failed March for Marriage
June 20 2014 1:45 PM ET

9 Strangest Rants From NOM's Failed Marriage March

Trudy Ring

Opponents of marriage equality compared themselves to Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln, and emphasized how much women need men.

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