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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.
Republican Wants Right to Fire LGBT Employees Who 'Work in a Tutu'
June 19 2013 1:22 PM ET

This Man Wants to Fire LGBT Employees Who 'Work in a Tutu'

Lucas Grindley

As support for ENDA makes progress in the Senate, some Republicans try explaining their opposition.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Endorses Marriage Equality
June 19 2013 12:11 PM ET

Sen. Lisa Murkowski Endorses Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

The Alaska senator comes out in support of marriage equality in a heartfelt op-ed posted on her Senate website.

June 18 2013 7:46 PM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Kim Stolz & Lexi Ritsch Wedding Photos

The young couple celebrated their wedding with family and friends in Bridgehamton, NY

PHOTOS: A Mass Wedding First in Maryland
June 18 2013 6:24 PM ET

PHOTOS: A Mass Wedding First in Maryland

Advocate.com Editors

Taking advantage of marriage equality in Maryland, the mayor of Baltimore officiated a mass wedding — billed as the first of its kind in the city — on Sunday during Pride.

Dallas Councilwoman Objects to "Homosexual Conduct" in HIV Testing Billboard
June 18 2013 3:21 PM ET

Dallas Councilwoman Objects to Gay HIV Billboard

Daniel Reynolds

A Dallas City Council member has raised concerns that an HIV testing billboard may be promoting tolerance of gay African-American men.

Arizona: Org. Files for Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative
June 18 2013 3:11 PM ET

Arizona: Org. Files for Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative

Michelle Garcia

Some Arizona residents are waiting to hear what the Supreme Court will say, in an effort to establish legal marriage equality in their state.

Senate: ENDA Gains 51st Cosponsor
June 18 2013 2:27 PM ET

Senate: ENDA Gains 51st Cosponsor

Michelle Garcia

ENDA now has more cosponsors than 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal legislation had in 2010.

Pastor: Homosexuals Bully Straights
June 18 2013 12:44 PM ET

Pastor: Homosexuals Bully Straights

Michelle Garcia

Samantha Bee skewers evangelical Christians who claim that their freedom to express their bigotry toward LGBT people is being infringed upon.

PHOTOS: Bartha, Bass, and More at Lambda Legal's West Coast Liberty Awards
June 18 2013 7:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Bass and Bartha at Lambda Legal Awards

Daniel Reynolds

Lance Bass hosted this year's West Coast Liberty Awards, which honored Justin Bartha, Brendon Ayanbadejo, and members of the Lambda Legal community. Check out the photos.

WATCH: For Father's Day, This 10-Year-Old Wants Job Security for Her Gay Dads
June 17 2013 4:46 PM ET

WATCH: 10-Year-Old Explains Why Her Dads Need ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

The Scarbrough family from Florida gets personal about what employment nondiscrimination protections could mean for them.

Pam Spaulding Announces Closure of LGBT Blog Pam's House Blend
June 17 2013 3:47 PM ET

LGBT Site Pam's House Blend to Stop 'Steamin' July 1

Sunnivie Brydum

Citing personal health concerns, the prolific LGBT blogger will stop reporting for Pam's House Blend July 1.

French Mayor Won't Marry Boys, But Two Girls Are OK
June 17 2013 2:28 PM ET

French Mayor Won't Marry Boys, But Two Girls Are OK

Sunnivie Brydum

Claude Binaud refused to marry a gay man and his partner in Matha, France, but said he would probably marry two women, since they can have children.

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