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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.
Mass. Lt. Gov. Candidate Backs Marriage Equality; Conservatives Object

Is Marriage Equality Still Politically Dangerous, Even in Mass.?

Karyn Polito joins her running mate, gubernatorial hopeful Charlie Baker, in endorsing equal marriage rights, which may cost the team support from the right.

Antigay Think Tank Could Use a Copy Editor

Antigay Think Tank Could Use a Copy Editor

A graphic posted by the Ruth Institute over the weekend was riddled with errors.

Third Cleveland-Area Trans Woman Murdered in Past Year, Prompting Concern

Third Cleveland-Area Trans Woman Murdered in Past Year

For the third time in less than a year, a transgender woman has been found murdered in the Cleveland area, leading many to wonder why the area has become such a hotbed of antitransgender crime.

PHOTOS: Brazilian Couples Get Married En Masse

PHOTOS: Brazilian Couples Get Married En Masse

130 gay and lesbian couples flocked to a Rio de Janeiro courthouse to get married in a record-setting ceremony.

Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License

Gay Teacher Fired After Obtaining Marriage License

A 12-year-teaching veteran was fired from a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania immediately after he applied for a marriage license with his same-sex partner in neighboring New Jersey Friday.

Colo. School Board Member Denies Existence of Gay, Trans Identities

Gay, Trans Identities Don't Exist, Says Colo. School Board Member

While defending her claim that transgender students shouldn't be allowed to use the bathroom "until there's castration," Katherine Svenson said she doesn't believe transgender or gay people really exist at all.

WATCH: Pastor Rick Warren's'Orwellian 'Doublespeak' on Marriage Equality

WATCH: Rick Warren's 'Doublespeak' on Marriage Equality

The megachurch pastor told CNN's Piers Morgan that he fears God more than social disapproval brought from his opposition to marriage equality.

Washington's Weddings Were 17 Percent Gay Last Year

Washington's Weddings Were 17 Percent Gay Last Year

More than 7,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot in the Evergreen state since marriage equality took effect last December.

Colo. Bakery's Refusal to Bake Gay Wedding Cake Is Discrimination, Judge Rules

Colo. Bakery's Refusal to Bake Gay Wedding Cake Is Discrimination

A civil court judge in Denver determined that Jack Phillips violated Colorado's antidiscrimination law when he refused to bake a cake for the wedding of a gay couple last summer.

WATCH: Elton John Slams 'Inhumane, Isolating' Anti-LGBT Laws In Russia

WATCH: Elton John Takes Stage in Russia, Doesn't Hold Back

The out musician also dedicated his Moscow performance to a 23-year-old gay Russian who was brutally murdered after coming out to his friends earlier this year.

Nebraska Republican Vying for Most Antigay in Primary

Nebraska Republican Vying for Mantle as Most Antigay in Primary

Same-sex couples in Nebraska are being turned into a campaign issue for Republicans.

WATCH: Pat Robertson Says Pray for Gays 'Recruited' By Child Abuse

WATCH: Robertson Prays for Gays 'Recruited' By Abuse

700 Club host Pat Robertson gives advice to a woman whose nephew just has come out.

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