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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.
Analysis: Nope, Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Dissuade Straight People from Getting Married
October 21 2014 12:30 PM ET

Nope, Our Marriages Don't Dissuade Straights from Marrying

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

An analysis of European countries and American states proves that marriage equality has no effect on the rate of opposite-sex marriages.

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Media Attention
October 21 2014 7:21 AM ET

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Attention

Annie Hollenbeck

The Cowboys practice squad member has stayed out of the media spotlight since the regular season began.

PHOTOS: Diverse Trans* Beauty All Year Long
October 21 2014 6:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Enjoy Trans* Beauty All Year Long

Mitch Kellaway

The Trans* Calendar Project kicks off its third year of creating trans photography hung on walls worldwide.

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Catholic Who Suddenly Wants to Be Friends
October 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

13 Gift Ideas for Newfound Catholic Friends

Advocate.com Editors

Leaked by Seth Meyers last week, here is The Advocate's list of gift ideas for our newfound Catholic friends.

Op-ed: How the Voices of Children Have Helped Turn the Tide on Marriage Equality
October 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Children Turned the Tide on Marriage Equality

Gabriel Blau

Millions of children across the country helped make marriage equality a reality in so many homes.

PHOTOS: The First Weddings in Arizona
October 21 2014 3:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: The First Weddings in Arizona

Sunnivie Brydum

A ruling on Friday that Arizona's marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution cleared the way for these joyful images. 

Global Megachurch Pastor Backtracks on Gay-Supportive Comments
October 20 2014 4:24 PM ET

Global Megachurch Pastor Backtracks on Gay-Supportive Comments

Trudy Ring

Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church, says his sympathetic comments don't mean he supports same-sex marriage or strays from the traditional Christian view of homosexuality.

Obama: Constitution 'Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States'
October 20 2014 4:18 PM ET

Obama: Constitution Guarantees Marriage Equality in 50 States

Sunnivie Brydum

The former University of Chicago law professor told The New Yorker he believes the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex marriage.

After Catholic Synod: Disappointment, Yet Hope Remains
October 20 2014 3:36 PM ET

After Catholic Synod: Disappointment, Yet Hope Remains

Trudy Ring

While the synod's final report is less gay-supportive than its interim one, LGBT activists and allies are encouraged by the number of bishops on their side.

BREAKING: Wyo. Won't Appeal Marriage Equality
October 20 2014 3:04 PM ET October 20 2014 6:48 PM ET

Wyoming Won't Appeal Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples can begin marrying Tuesday morning.

WATCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sees 'No Crying Need' for SCOTUS to Take Up Marriage
October 20 2014 1:51 PM ET

Ginsburg: 'No Crying Need' for SCOTUS to Take Up Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

When asked if it's 'feasible' for any marriage equality state to go back to banning same-sex weddings, the Supreme Court justice smirked and said she couldn't yet offer an opinion.

WATCH: As Marriage Equality Spreads, Judge Rules NOM Can't Recoup $70K in Legal Fees
October 20 2014 12:38 PM ET

WATCH: NOM Can't Recoup $700K in Legal Fees

Matt Baume

NOM claimed that the IRS intentionally leaked its tax returns, and spent nearly a million dollars failing to prove it.

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