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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.
WATCH: Hawaii House Committee, Opponents Debate Marriage Equality
October 31 2013 4:35 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii House Committee, Opponents Debate Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Aloha State continues its march to becoming the 15th to embrace marriage equality.

POLL: Almost 70% of Americans Believe Nationwide Marriage Equality Is Inevitable
October 31 2013 3:57 PM ET

POLL: 70% of Americans Think National Marriage Equality Is Inevitable

Sunnivie Brydum

The poll, released Friday by Out and Equal after the group commissioned the study from Harris Poll, found that more than two thirds of American adults believe the U.S. is on a surefire path to national marriage equality.

Senator Joe Manchin: A Sign of the Times
October 31 2013 11:11 AM ET

Senator Joe Manchin: A Sign of the Times

Kerry Eleveld

Senator Joe Manchin's support for ENDA marks a tipping point on the progress of LGBT rights.

BREAKING: Hawaii Senate OK's Marriage Equality; On to House
October 30 2013 8:47 PM ET

Hawaii Senate OK's Marriage Equality; On to House

Trudy Ring

The Senate voted 20-4 to approve the measure; the House, where the vote could be closer, will hold a committee hearing on the bill Thursday and may try to amend it.

Trans Teen Won't Be Homecoming King, But Can Start a GSA
October 30 2013 6:09 PM ET

Trans Teen Won't Be Homecoming King, But Can Start a GSA

Sunnivie Brydum

Kasey Caron wasn't allowed to run for homecoming king, but he will be allowed to start a gay-straight alliance at his Pennsylvania high school, the first GSA in the region. He'll also be allowed to wear the blue cap and gown designated for male students at graduation.

IOC President Won't Meet With LGBT Activists in Russia
October 30 2013 4:10 PM ET

IOC President Won't Meet With LGBT Activists in Russia

Sunnivie Brydum

But Thomas Bach did propose an alternate meeting with Russian activists at the IOC's headquarters in Switzerland.

REPORT: Local, State Campaigns Give Momentum to Nationwide Equality
October 30 2013 2:22 PM ET

STUDY: Local Campaigns Give Momentum to Nationwide Equality

Jase Peeples

A new report from the Equality Federation Institute outlines the historic strides made in LGBT equality throughout 2012.

Mormon Church Back in Marriage Equality Fight in Hawaii
October 30 2013 2:18 PM ET

Mormon Church Back in Marriage Equality Fight in Hawaii

Trudy Ring

After a few years of sitting out such battles, the church is becoming active in Hawaii, urging members to oppose the legislation pending there.

Last Three Democrat Holdouts To Support ENDA
October 30 2013 1:26 PM ET October 30 2013 5:05 PM ET

UPDATE: Senate to Consider ENDA Next Week

Michelle Garcia

With cautious support from Republicans, ENDA seems to have gained a majority of support in the Senate, and is expected to come before the chamber next week.

WATCH: Trans Woman Alleges Harassment At LA Fitness
October 30 2013 1:19 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Woman Alleges Harassment At LA Fitness

Sunnivie Brydum

Yanel Valenzuela says management at an LA Fitness facility in Montclair, Calif., told her she's no longer allowed to use the women's locker room.

WATCH: Va. Lt. Gov. Hopeful Says DADT Repeal Turned Military Into 'Sodom and Gomorrah'
October 30 2013 11:15 AM ET

WATCH: Va. Pol Says 'God Is Not Pleased' with DADT Repeal

Sunnivie Brydum

Right Wing Watch uncovers additional evidence of E.W. Jackson's homophobia.

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