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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.
Thomas Roberts on Russia: Have a Little Faith in Me
October 23 2013 3:10 PM ET

Interview: Thomas Roberts Defends His Russia Trip

Sunnivie Brydum

In this exclusive interview, Thomas Roberts says he's 'dismayed' by the vocal criticism of his decision to host the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow.

Va. Dems Launch Posters 'Going Down' on Ken Cuccinelli
October 23 2013 12:34 PM ET

Va. Dems Launch Posters 'Going Down' on Ken Cuccinelli

Sunnivie Brydum

The Democratic Party of Virginia has released a series of sexually suggestive campaign posters targeting Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's fight to outlaw oral and anal sex.

Aussie P.M. Wishes Gay Sister Well, Still Doesn't Support Marriage Equality
October 23 2013 12:34 PM ET

Aussie P.M. Wishes Gay Sister Well, Opposes Her Marrying

Michelle Garcia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott remains opposed to marriage equality despite his sister's engagement to her longtime partner.

Watch As New Mexico Supreme Court Considers Marriage Equality
October 23 2013 10:29 AM ET

New Mexico Supreme Court Considers Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's highest court is hearing opening arguments in a case set to determine whether or not New Mexico's constitution allows for marriage equality today.

Texas Judge Nixes Republican Antigay Dogma, Switches to Democrats
October 22 2013 6:43 PM ET

Judge Quits GOP Over Its Antigay Dogma

Trudy Ring

'I cannot tolerate a political party that demeans Texans based on their sexual orientation, the color of their skin, or their economic status,' says Carlo Key.

Ohio Marriage Equality Advocate Dies
October 22 2013 6:16 PM ET

Hero for Marriage Equality in Ohio Dies

Jase Peeples

John Arthur, the terminally ill man who sued and won the right to have his marriage to his longtime partner recognized in his home state, has died.

Trans Woman Commits Suicide After Firing Under Russia's 'Propaganda' Ban
October 22 2013 12:26 PM ET

Trans Woman Commits Suicide After Firing Under Russia's 'Propaganda' Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Dasha Stern was 22 years old when she took her own life after being fired under Russia's nationwide ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

Illinoisans Rally for Marriage Equality
October 22 2013 12:22 PM ET October 22 2013 7:53 PM ET

Illinoisans Rally for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Thousands of activists gathered at the state capitol in Springfield today to call for passage of the marriage equality bill.

NOM Censures N.J. Gov. Christie for Dropping Marriage Equality Appeal
October 22 2013 12:06 PM ET

NOM Censures N.J. Gov. Christie for Dropping Marriage Equality Appeal

Daniel Reynolds

The conservative organization's president called the act a 'disqualifying failure' that will destroy Christie's higher ambitions in the GOP.

Same-Sex Couples Sue Tennessee for Marriage Recognition
October 21 2013 4:39 PM ET

Same-Sex Couples Sue Tennessee for Marriage Recognition

Trudy Ring

The four couples were legally married in other states and say Tennessee is violating their constitutional rights by not recognizing their unions.

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