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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.
Colo. House Speaker and Partner Get Civil Unionized
May 26 2013 4:22 PM ET

Colo. House Speaker and Partner Get Civil

Sunnivie Brydum

House Speaker Mark Ferrandino and his partner Greg Wertsch took advantage of the civil union law the Speaker helped enact on Saturday.

Fallon Fox, MMA's First Trans Fighter, Wins First Match
May 26 2013 3:38 PM ET

Fallon Fox Wins First Match As Out Trans MMA Fighter

Sunnivie Brydum

On Friday, the transgender woman won her first professional mixed martial arts match since coming out in March.

READ: Open Letter to Obama From Exiled Binational Couples in South Africa
May 26 2013 2:50 PM ET

Exiled Binational Couples Write Open Letter to Obama

Sunnivie Brydum

Dan Brotman, an American living in South Africa because he cannot sponsor his partner for U.S. citizenship, has a few choice words for President Obama.

French Marriage Equality Opponent 'Very Scared' Of Right-Wing Backlash
May 25 2013 3:02 PM ET

French Marriage Equality Opponent 'Very Scared' Of Right-Wing Backlash

Sunnivie Brydum

Frigide Barjot, a French conservative former satirist who believes one can oppose marriage equality without being antigay, says she's been threatened by right-wing activists who believe she's too accepting.

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Nominee Says Gays Are 'Ikky'
May 25 2013 12:35 PM ET

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Nominee Says Gays Are 'Ikky'

Sunnivie Brydum

E.W. Jackson's Twitter account confirms the Lt. Gov. hopeful's long legacy of antigay, Islamophobic extremism.

Ukrainian LGBT Pride Event Blocked
May 24 2013 7:32 PM ET

Ukrainian LGBT Pride Event Blocked

Trudy Ring

A court agreed with Kiev city officials' concerns about security and canceled what would have been the nation's first pride march.

Puerto Rico House Approves Antidiscrimination Bill
May 24 2013 6:19 PM ET

Puerto Rico House Approves Antidiscrimination Bill

Trudy Ring

The bill now moves to the governor for his promised signature.

Obama Nominates Lesbian Attorney for Second EEOC Term
May 24 2013 2:52 PM ET

Obama Nominates Lesbian Attorney for Second EEOC Term

Trudy Ring

Chai Feldblum is the first out LGBT person to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Transgender Woman Alleges Discrimination by Bridal Shop
May 24 2013 1:22 PM ET

Trans Bride Sues, Was Told Men Can't Try on Wedding Gowns

Trudy Ring

She says she was told men couldn't try on wedding dresses.

Nevada Takes Another Step Toward Marriage Equality
May 23 2013 6:41 PM ET

Nevada Takes Another Step Toward Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The state Assembly approved a pro-equality constitutional amendment, but it faces another round of legislative and citizen votes.

May 23 2013 5:24 PM ET

WATCH: Flash Mob Gay Marriage Proposal in Central Park

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Carl Marucci went big to propose to boyfriend Drew Marsenison in front of Bethesda Fountain.

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