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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.
New Jersey Lawmakers Want to Ban Ex-Gay Therapy; Does Gov. Christie?
June 28 2013 1:32 PM ET

Will Gov. Christie Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy?

Sunnivie Brydum

The state legislature passed a bill banning so-called reparative therapy on Thursday, sending the legislation to Gov. Chris Christie's desk for a signature.

June 28 2013 1:27 PM ET

Queer Self Defense? Free Courses in NYC

With a recent spike in gay bashings, New York City offers free classes for the LGBTQ community

Seattle Celebrates the Death of DOMA
June 28 2013 10:15 AM ET

PHOTOS: Seattle Celebrates the Death of DOMA

Advocate.com Editors

Take a look at the joyful crowds that gathered in Seattle, Wash. to celebrate the landmark Supreme Court rulings on 'Rainbow Wednesday.'

PHOTOS: What West Hollywood Looked Like After Supreme Court Ruled
June 28 2013 8:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: What WeHo Looked Like After The Rulings

Boo Jarchow

A rally in West Hollywood followed the announcement of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Proposition 8. It included the plaintiffs and their very well known legal team. Here are photos that get you close to the action.

Rep. Mark Takano Wants to Marry You
June 28 2013 6:00 AM ET

Rep. Mark Takano Wants to Marry You

Michelle Garcia

The Advocate interviewed the gay California congressman just minutes after the Supreme Court issued its decisions on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act and found him in a good mood.

A Latter-Day Shift on LGBT Equality?
June 28 2013 4:00 AM ET

A Latter-Day Shift on LGBT Equality?

Trudy Ring

After years of being one of the leading forces against marriage equality, the Mormon Church has been less active recently, and the LGBT movement has benefited.

WATCH: An Emotional Day for a Freshman Congressman
June 27 2013 6:05 PM ET

WATCH: An Emotional Day for a Freshman Congressman

Trudy Ring

Sean Patrick Maloney got choked up as he talked about the significance of yesterday's Supreme Court rulings.

PHOTOS: NYC After the Rulings Looks Joyful
June 27 2013 5:30 PM ET

PHOTOS: NYC After the Rulings Looks Joyful

Advocate.com Editors

The reaction in New York City to the Supreme Court rulings was like that in a lot of places, but we just like seeing everyone so happy. Enjoy the photos, and enjoy this moment.

Rep. Brian Sims to Introduce Marriage Bill in Pennsylvania
June 27 2013 5:04 PM ET

Rep. Brian Sims to Introduce Marriage Bill in Pennsylvania

David Artavia

If successful, the bill would make Pennsylvania the 14th state with marriage equality.

For And Against: Supreme Court Ruling On DOMA and Prop 8
June 27 2013 4:49 PM ET

For And Against: DOMA and Prop 8

Advocate.com Editors

Jim Morrison Dissects the Death of DOMA and the Annihilation of Prop 8

On Marriage Equality, Rand Paul Raises Bestiality Issue, Then Backtracks
June 27 2013 2:20 PM ET

Haha? Rand Paul Says He Was Joking With Bestiality Comment

Trudy Ring

The senator was only joking, an aide says.

Congressman to Introduce Antimarriage Constitutional Amendment
June 27 2013 1:44 PM ET

Congressman to Introduce Antimarriage Constitutional Amendment

Trudy Ring

Tim Huelskamp says he'll respond to yesterday's Supreme Court rulings by trying to amend the U.S. Constitution to block marriage equality.

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