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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.
PHOTOS: Chicago Celebrates a Victory
November 08 2013 11:13 AM ET

PHOTOS: Chicago Celebrates a Victory

Advocate.com Editors

People flooded the streets of Chicago's Boystown to celebrate their new right to marry.

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?
November 08 2013 6:00 AM ET

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?

Sunnivie Brydum

Now that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has passed the U.S. Senate, it's up to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to get the long-languishing legislation to President Obama's desk intact.

Ill. Gov Will Sign Marriage Equality Bill November 20
November 07 2013 7:46 PM ET

Ill. Gov Will Sign Marriage Equality Bill November 20

Trudy Ring

Gov. Pat Quinn scheduled a signing ceremony in Chicago, but some activists want to see at least one more elsewhere in the state.

WATCH: Video Paints Colo. Trans Girl as Harasser
November 07 2013 7:20 PM ET

WATCH: Video Paints Colo. Trans Girl as Harasser

Trudy Ring

It's the latest development in a right-wing group's effort to falsely claim other students are being bothered by the girl.

WATCH: Flash Mob Helps Deliver Incredible Marriage Proposal
November 07 2013 4:43 PM ET

WATCH: Flash Mob Delivers Incredible Marriage Proposal

Jase Peeples

When Harry decided to pop the question to his boyfriend, Lance, he coordinated a flash mob proposal worthy of a fairy tale.

WATCH: Tammy Baldwin Tells John Boehner 'Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote'
November 07 2013 3:40 PM ET

Baldwin to Boehner: Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote

Sunnivie Brydum

The nation's first openly gay senator has a message for the Republican speaker of the House.

Reid: Mormons Are Evolving on LGBT Rights
November 07 2013 2:14 PM ET

Harry Reid: Mormons Are Evolving on LGBT Rights

Michelle Garcia

Senator Reid says Mormons are slowly understanding LGBT rights.

WATCH: Hawaii House Advances Marriage Equality
November 07 2013 2:14 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii House Advances Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Leading up to the vote, there were surprises, as a conservative Christian lawmaker voiced support for the marriage bill and a lesbian legislator came out against it.

BREAKING: Senate Approves ENDA on Initial Vote
November 07 2013 12:53 PM ET February 20 2014 3:20 PM ET

In Historic First, Senate Approves ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time in U.S. history, the Senate approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, by a bipartisan vote of 64-32, sending the legislation to the House of Representatives.

Catholic Bishops Oppose Discrimination, Oppose ENDA Too
November 06 2013 7:28 PM ET

Catholic Bishops Oppose Discrimination, Oppose ENDA Too

Trudy Ring

The bishops outline typical complaints about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a letter to the U.S. Senate, such as that it 'threatens religious liberty.'

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