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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.
Gay Editors at Just Jared and People Nix Paparazzi Pics of Celebs' Kids

Gay Editors at Just Jared and People Nix Paparazzi Pics of Celebs' Kids

People magazine and the Just Jared website, both led by gay journalists, ban use of unauthorized paparazzi photos of celebrities' kids.

Most Religious Americans Support Marriage Equality

Religious Americans Support Marriage Equality

A new poll finds that religious Americans, across denominational lines, support marriage equality.

Good News, Bad News in Report on Hate Groups

Good News, Bad News in Report on Hate Groups

The overall number of hate groups is down, and the number of specifically antigay ones is up slightly, but their power seems to be diminishing, says the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Trial Begins in Michigan Marriage Case

Trial Begins in Michigan Marriage Case

'We would like this to be the last trial in America where same-sex couples have to defend themselves,' says the attorney for the couple challenging Michigan's anti–marriage equality law.

Proposed AZ Law Adds More Bias Toward Trans People

Proposed AZ Law Adds More Bias Toward Trans People

Toni D'orsay, a powerful trans activist in the state of Arizona, spoke out on how the law would impact trans individuals, specifically.

Even Mitt Romney Says He Wants Jan Brewer to Veto Antigay Bill

Even Mitt Romney Wants Jan Brewer to Veto Antigay Bill

In the latest in a series of terse tweets from prominent Republicans, Jan Brewer is being lobbied by her party's former presidential nominee.

'License to Discriminate' Bills Rejected in Indiana, Uncertain in Georgia

'License to Discriminate' Bills Rejected in Indiana

An Indiana House committee withdraws such a bill after public outcry, and Georgia may nix one as well.

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Tears Apart Arizona State Senator on 'AC360'

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Tears Apart Arizona State Senator

An Arizona state senator and gubernatorial hopeful is no match for Anderson Cooper in a debate over a 'religious freedom' bill.

Lobbyist Proposes Gay Ban for NFL, Predicts Support From Dozens in Congress

Lobbyist Proposes Gay Ban for NFL

In response to the coming-out of NFL hopeful Michael Sam, lobbyist Jack Burkman is proposing legislation to bar gay players from the football league.

Film Festival Seeks Conversation on LGBT Issues in Evangelical Church

Film Festival Seeks Conversation on LGBT Issues in Evangelical Church

Organizers of a Pasadena, Calif., film festival hope to start a conversation about LGBT rights in evangelical Christianity.

Despite Failed Repeal Effort, Transphobic Calif. Coalition Still Fighting

Opponents Continue Fighting Calif. Trans Student Bill

After falling more than 17,000 signatures short of qualifying a repeal measure for a referendum, the anti-LGBT Pacific Justice Institute vows to continue challenging California's Student Success and Opportunity Act.

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