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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.
Arkansas AG OKs Language for 2016 Marriage Equality Initiative

Could Arkansas Voters Enact Marriage Equality in 2016?

Attorney General Dustin McDaniels previously approved language for a ballot initiative that would strike down the state's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality.

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Homophobic Dad is 'Man of Deep Integrity'

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Homophobic Dad 'of Deep Integrity'

The Texas tea party Republican told Jay Leno his dad's antigay rhetoric is a factor of his faith, and the pastor's 'deep integrity.'

WATCH: Hawaii Passes Marriage Equality

WATCH: Hawaii Passes Marriage Equality

After more than a week of often heated debate, Hawaii's House passed the Marriage Equality Act by a vote of 30-19. After a confirmation vote from the Senate, the bill will go to supportive Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature.

WATCH: Professor Shocks Partner with Surprise Musical Proposal

WATCH: Professor Shocks Partner with Musical Proposal

RJ Mendoza was caught totally off-guard when his partner, Kevin Nadal, joined several Filipino-American stars to sing the couple's song, and ask RJ one very important question.

WATCH: Homophobes on Tragedy and Trans Fats

WATCH: Homophobes on Tragedy, Trans Fats

One right-winger calls marriage equality 'tragic,' while another likens homosexuality to trans fats.

GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair

BREAKING: GLAAD Appoints First Transgender Cochair

The prominent LGBT organization has chosen trans activist Jennifer Finley Boylan as well as entertainment lawyer Steve Warren as co-chairs of its National Board of Directors.

Idaho Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Idaho Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Four couples say Idaho's ban violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution.

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Hasn't Personally Experienced Russian Homophobia

WATCH: Thomas Roberts Hasn't Experienced Russian Homophobia

The out MSNBC anchor filed reports from Moscow about Russia's anti-LGBT laws, the Miss Universe competition he's there to host, and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Students Don Skirts to Support Agender Peer Who Was Set Aflame

Students Don Skirts to Support Agender Peer Who Was Set Aflame

After a teen who identifies as agender — not male or female, but a nonbinary gender — was lit on fire on an Oakland bus, friends are rallying to lend support and help the family fund the victim's recovery.

Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing

Bishop Robinson: Jesus Must Be Cringing

The actions of some of his followers, such as those who invoke Christianity in opposing ENDA, must embarrass Jesus deeply, says the gay clergyman.

PHOTOS: Chicago Celebrates a Victory

PHOTOS: Chicago Celebrates a Victory

People flooded the streets of Chicago's Boystown to celebrate their new right to marry.

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?

Will Trans Folk Become an ENDA Bargaining Chip?

Now that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has passed the U.S. Senate, it's up to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives to get the long-languishing legislation to President Obama's desk intact.

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