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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.
Southern Baptist Slams George and Barbara Bush for Witnessing Same-Sex Wedding
October 04 2013 2:24 PM ET

Southern Baptist Slams Bushes for Witnessing Lesbian Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

The President of the Southern Baptists Theological Seminary says attending the same-sex wedding of a friend cannot be a 'neutral act.'

WATCH: Christie's Opponent Supports Marriage Equality
October 04 2013 1:11 PM ET

WATCH: Christie's Opponent Supports Marriage Equality

Nicholas Cimarusti

A new ad for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono, doubles as an endorsement for marriage equality.

WATCH: Dems Pressure Pentagon to Enforce Spousal Benefits for Gay National Guardsmen
October 04 2013 12:45 PM ET

WATCH: Pentagon Pressured to Curb Rogue National Guard Units Denying Gay Spousal Benefits

Sunnivie Brydum

State National Guards in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma must extend benefits to married gay and lesbian service members, say two leading congressional Democrats.

WATCH: Penn. Governor Awkwardly Compares Marriage Equality to Incest
October 04 2013 11:44 AM ET October 08 2013 4:11 PM ET

WATCH: Penn. Governor Makes Incest Comparison

Michelle Garcia

Gov. Corbett makes an awkward comparison about marriage equality and incest.

WATCH: Out State Rep. Brian Sims Introduces Pa. Marriage Equality Act
October 03 2013 7:36 PM ET October 04 2013 11:26 AM ET

WATCH: Out Lawmaker Introduces Pa. Marriage Equality Act

Sunnivie Brydum

Meanwhile, a state official said that extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples was like 'giving money to people's pets.'

Students Rally Behind Ousted Trans Professor at Calif. Christian College
October 03 2013 6:48 PM ET

Students Rally Behind Ousted Trans Professor at Calif. Christian College

Sunnivie Brydum

Members of Azusa Pacific University's gay-straight alliance, Haven, wore shirts and carried banners declaring 'We Stand With Adam' before and after the daily chapel service on campus.

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John
October 03 2013 5:36 PM ET

Imam Urges Russians to Boycott 'Pederast' Elton John

Michael Regula

A Russian imam urged a boycott of Elton John's December show, and tossed out a few hateful slurs just for good measure.

Russian Court: Protester Can't Be Prosecuted Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law
October 03 2013 5:34 PM ET

Lesbian Can't Be Fined Under Local Russian 'Propaganda' Law

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT advocates say the ruling in a local court could have implications for the nationwide law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.'

Scalia Hasn't Expressed His Views on 'Gay Marriage'?
October 03 2013 1:30 PM ET

Scalia Hasn't Expressed His Views on 'Gay Marriage'?

Sunnivie Brydum

The Supreme Court's longest-serving justice told a crowd at Tufts University Thursday that he's 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' to reveal how he really feels about marriage equality.

WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal
October 03 2013 12:30 PM ET

WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal

Sunnivie Brydum

The former high school cheerleader pleaded no contest to five counts in relation to a consensual relationship with her then-14-year-old girlfriend, and will be released from jail in December.

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