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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.
Cheney Family Fractured on Marriage Equality
November 18 2013 2:45 PM ET

Cheney Family Fractured on Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Liz Cheney and her gay sister, Mary Cheney, take their marriage equality arguments public.

Young Gay Scientist Honored by Vatican
November 18 2013 2:00 PM ET

Young Gay Scientist Honored by Vatican

Trudy Ring

'It's really amazing to be recognized by the Vatican, especially as a gay scientist,' said Andraka, 16, who developed a test for pancreatic cancer.

WATCH: Marco Rubio Extols Morality to 'Ex-Gay' Supporters
November 18 2013 12:59 PM ET

WATCH: Marco Rubio Extols Morality to 'Ex-Gay' Supporters

Sunnivie Brydum

Florida senator Marco Rubio delivered the keynote address at an annual gathering of the right-wing Florida Family Policy Council, which supports 'ex-gay' or 'reparative' therapy.

WATCH: Liz Cheney Reiterates Opposition to Marriage Equality
November 17 2013 11:53 PM ET

WATCH: Liz Cheney Reiterates Opposition to Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

On Fox News Sunday, the former vice president's daughter, running for U.S. Senate from Wyoming, responded to perceptions that she's insufficiently opposed to marriage rights for same-sex couples.

WATCH: Chi. Cardinal Pens Anti–Marriage Equality Letter
November 16 2013 6:58 PM ET

WATCH: Chi. Cardinal Pens Anti–Marriage Equality Letter

Trudy Ring

Cardinal Francis George has asked for the letter to be distributed throughout the Chicago archdiocese Sunday.

Anderson Cooper Feature Upsets Peru
November 16 2013 1:56 PM ET

Anderson Cooper Feature Upsets Peru

Trudy Ring

Cooper's laughter over Miss Peru's costume in the Miss Universe pageant has left some Peruvians feeling insulted.

School Agrees to Publish Tuxedo-Clad Student's Photo
November 16 2013 1:02 PM ET

School Agrees to Publish Tuxedo-Clad Student's Photo

Trudy Ring

After action by LGBT rights groups, transgender student Jeydon Loredo will have his senior portrait, with him wearing a tuxedo, in his school yearbook.

Mo. Will Let Gay Couples File Joint State Taxes
November 15 2013 7:27 PM ET

Mo. Will Let Gay Couples File Joint State Taxes

Trudy Ring

The Show-Me State's governor has issued an executive order to the effect, drawing criticism from conservative lawmakers.

Transphobic Calif. Coalition Reveals True Motive: Intolerance of 'Damaging Lifestyles'
November 15 2013 5:03 PM ET

Transphobic Coalition Reveals Intolerance of 'Damaging Lifestyles'

Sunnivie Brydum

Privacy for All Students, the right-wing coalition trying to repeal California's transgender student law, revealed its sinister motives in an online conversation with LGBT activist and blogger Jeremy Hooper.

Senate Unanimously Confirms Gay Ambassador to Dominican Republic
November 15 2013 3:27 PM ET

Senate Unanimously Confirms Gay Ambassador to Dominican Republic

Daniel Reynolds

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Senate has confirmed James “Wally” Brewster as the ambassador to the Dominican Republic, despite recent protests from antigay groups in the Caribbean nation.

Ill. Catholic Bishop to Exorcise Spirit of Marriage Equality
November 15 2013 2:08 PM ET

Ill. Catholic Bishop to Exorcise Spirit of Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Same-sex marriage comes from the devil, and therefore the new law merits an exorcism service, claims Bishop Thomas Paprocki.

Sen. Kirk Blocks Antigay Panel in Capitol Offices
November 15 2013 1:45 PM ET

Sen. Kirk Blocks Antigay Panel in Capitol Offices

Sunnivie Brydum

The Illinois Republican said he 'doesn't affiliate with groups that discriminate.' Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner found them a new place to meet.

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