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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.
'Love Free or Die,' Film on Bishop Gene Robinson, Comes to DVD
April 09 2013 2:44 AM ET

Love Free or Die, Film on Bishop Gene Robinson, Comes to DVD

Trudy Ring

The award-winning documentary is available today from Wolfe Video. Read our interview with Bishop Robinson below.

WATCH: Two Men Marry in Traditional African Ceremony
April 08 2013 7:06 PM ET

WATCH: Two Men Marry in Traditional African Ceremony

Neal Broverman

A same-sex ceremony honors traditional African culture.

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Are Engaged!
April 08 2013 6:57 PM ET

Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Are Engaged!

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April 08 2013 5:44 PM ET

Wait, Is Cher Dead? Margaret Thatcher Hashtag Causes Twitter Confusion

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Following Margaret Thatcher's death, the Twitter hashtag #nowthatchersdead causes confusion that's probably amusing to everyone but Cher.

Second Ill. GOP State Rep Supports Marriage Equality
April 08 2013 4:25 PM ET

Second Ill. GOP State Rep Supports Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The bill, which has already been passed by the state Senate, is within about a dozen votes of the 60 needed to pass the House.

3 to Go: Another Senate Democrat Says He Favors Marriage Equality
April 08 2013 2:17 PM ET

3 to Go: Another Senate Democrat Is For Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

With a change of heart by one South Dakota senator, there are now three Democrats in the Senate who oppose marriage equality.

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch Comes Out for Civil Unions
April 08 2013 2:09 PM ET

To Fight Marriage Equality, Utah Senator Backs Civil Unions

Neal Broverman

The conservative Republican from Utah thinks civil unions are a good way to prevent marriage equality.

Two Catholic Leaders Advise Denying Communion to Marriage Equality Supporters
April 08 2013 1:53 PM ET

Catholics Denied Communion Because of Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Detroit Catholic leaders, one a legal adviser to the Vatican, suggest those who support gay marriage be denied Communion.

WATCH: New Nordstrom Commercial Includes Same-Sex Couples
April 08 2013 1:00 PM ET

WATCH: New Nordstrom Ad Includes Gay Couples

Jase Peeples

But is the retailer’s new LGBT-inclusive ad too subtle?

Richard Socarides: Coming Out to Dad
April 08 2013 12:02 PM ET

Richard Socarides: Coming Out to Dad

The long-time LGBT rights advocate explains how he confronted his father, one of the founders of gay conversion therapy

Terry McAuliffe Backs Marriage Equality, Amps Up Contrast in Virginia Governor's Race
April 07 2013 4:37 PM ET

Terry McAuliffe Backs Marriage Equality, Amps Up Contrast in Governor's Race

Lucas Grindley

The close Clinton adviser said he had a change of heart on marriage equality since his last run in the state.

Marriage Backers Win This Round in Fight Over Oregon Ballot Languge
April 07 2013 3:19 PM ET

Marriage Backers Win This Round in Fight Over Oregon Ballot Languge

Lucas Grindley

Opponents of marriage equality had sought to muddy the language that voters will see in 2014.

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