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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.
PHOTOS: New Yorkers Rally for Marriage Ahead of Supreme Court Hearings
March 25 2013 3:25 PM ET

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Rally for Marriage

Advocate.com Editors

New Yorkers this weekend joined people all over the country in rallying for marriage equality with a march through Greenwich Village. It was followed by a candlelight vigil in Times Square organized by activist David Mixner.

Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Arrive, Ready for Business
March 25 2013 3:02 PM ET

Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Arrive, Ready for Business

Neal Broverman

See the four people who could change history this week. The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld will be in the courtroom on Tuesday and Wednesday to share what happens.

Join Google Hangout Live: Real Couples on Supreme Court's Real Impact
March 25 2013 2:16 PM ET

Replay Google Hangout: Real Couples on Court's Real Impact

Michelle Garcia

In this online conversation, couples talk about how the Supreme Court's decision on this week's marriage equality cases will affect their (and your) lives.

WATCH: Marriage Activist Evan Wolfson Shoots Down Tony Perkins' Standard Nonsense
March 25 2013 2:27 AM ET

WATCH: Tony Perkins' Standard Lines Are Shut Down

Lucas Grindley

A message from Evan Wolfson to all the worried right-wingers: "The gay people are not going to use up all the marriage licenses."

Not So Fast: Karl Rove Claims He Never Said a GOP Nominee Could Back Marriage Equality
March 25 2013 2:04 AM ET

Rove: I Never Said a GOP Nominee Could Back Gay Marriage

Lucas Grindley

The influential Republican strategist appeared to be asked whether the next GOP nominee for president could support marriage equality, but Rove doesn't see it that way.

Justice Roberts Has a Gay Cousin and She's Coming to Prop. 8 Trial
March 25 2013 1:01 AM ET

Justice Roberts Has a Gay Cousin and She'll Be at Prop. 8 Trial

Neal Broverman

The first cousin of the chief justice will attend this week's hearings and says she thinks the high court will toss Prop. 8.

Trans Schoolteacher Commits Suicide After Being Harassed By Press
March 24 2013 7:26 PM ET

Trans Schoolteacher Commits Suicide After Being Harassed By Press

Jase Peeples

U.K. primary schoolteacher Lucy Meadows is believed to have committed suicide after being relentlessly hounded by members of the press since her gender reassignment became national news.

GLAAD Affirms Commitment To Trans and Bi People, Alters Name
March 24 2013 3:37 PM ET

GLAAD Alters Name to Show Inclusion of Trans and Bi People

Jase Peeples

The organization announced it is formally dropping the 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation' from its name and will be known henceforth simply as GLAAD, the LGBT Media Advocacy Organization.

GLAAD to Fox News: You're On Thin Ice
March 23 2013 7:32 PM ET

GLAAD to Fox News: You're on Thin Ice

Neal Broverman

Before softening his message, a spokesman for the media watchdog says Fox News personalities won't be welcomed at GLAAD events until the network cleans up its act.

Arkansas House Committee Reaffirms Support for DOMA
March 23 2013 1:25 PM ET

Arkansas House Committee Reaffirms Support for DOMA

Neal Broverman

The state house took time out of its agenda to double-down on opposition to marriage equality.

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