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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.
Cal. Assembly Passes 2 Bills For Trans Residents
May 11 2013 1:59 PM ET

Cal. Assembly Passes 2 Bills For Trans Residents

Michelle Garcia

The proposed laws would help transgender students and adults.

Rep. Pocan's Husband First Same-Sex Spouse Recognized by Congress
May 10 2013 3:54 PM ET

Rep. Pocan's Husband First Same-Sex Spouse Recognized by Congress

Trudy Ring

Mark Pocan's husband, Philip Frank, is the first same-sex spouse with a congressional spousal ID card.

Ill. Governor: Time for Marriage Equality
May 10 2013 3:26 PM ET

Ill. Governor: Time for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Gov. Pat Quinn says it's time for the state House to vote on the marriage bill, already approved by the state Senate. Quinn has promised to sign it into law.

WATCH: Jose Antonio Vargas Blasts Immigration Study
May 10 2013 2:06 PM ET May 10 2013 7:16 PM ET

WATCH: Jose Antonio Vargas Blasts Immigration Study

Trudy Ring

Talking to Rachel Maddow, the gay immigrant journalist voiced his objections to a controversial Heritage Foundation report.

WATCH: Philly Mayor Signs Expansive LGBT Rights Law
May 10 2013 4:00 AM ET

WATCH:Philly Mayor Signs Expansive LGBT Rights Law

Trudy Ring

The city extends additional brotherly (and sisterly) love to LGBT residents.

Hate Group Leader Refuses to Answer Question About His Sexuality
May 09 2013 5:21 PM ET

Are You Attracted to Men? Hate Group Leader Won't Answer

Jase Peeples

When radio host Alan Colmes asked American Family Association leader Bryan Fischer if he’d ever had a gay impulse, he repeatedly dodged the question.

Minnesota House Approves Marriage Equality 75-59
May 09 2013 4:38 PM ET

Minnesota House Approves Marriage Equality 75-59

Sunnivie Brydum

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a marriage equality bill in a bipartisan vote following three hours of debate.

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist Supports Marriage Equality
May 09 2013 2:48 PM ET

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist Supports Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Considered a likely candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, Crist expressed his support for marriage equality on Facebook Wednesday.

WATCH LIVE: Minnesota House Debates Marriage Equality
May 09 2013 2:08 PM ET May 09 2013 6:43 PM ET

WATCH LIVE: Minnesota House Debates Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a marriage equality bill in a bipartisan vote following three hours of debate.

WATCH: History Made, Tears Shed As Colorado Enacts Civil Unions
May 09 2013 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: The Moment Colorado Couples First Got Unionized

Sunnivie Brydum

Statewide advocacy group One Colorado released a touching video documenting the moment civil unions became legal in Colorado on May 1.

May 08 2013 5:20 PM ET

Minnesota Seems Poised For Marriage Equality: 5 Other Things We Learned Today

Will The Land of 10,000 Lakes be the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage?

WATCH: Delaware Governor Talks About Signing Marriage Equality Into Law
May 08 2013 4:55 PM ET

WATCH: Delaware Governor Talks About Signing Marriage Equality Into Law

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The right of same-sex couples to marry just weeks after Gov. Jack Markell told audiences it could, and should, happen in his state this year.

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