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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.
Lawyers Warn Against Reading Into Supreme Court's Questioning
March 26 2013 12:31 PM ET

Lawyers Warn Against Reading Into Supreme Court's Questioning

Lucas Grindley

After the Proposition 8 hearing today, lawyers from both sides offered their take on what happened.

Republicans Splitting On LGBT Rights Within Party
March 26 2013 12:12 PM ET

Republicans Splitting On LGBT Rights Within Party

Michelle Garcia

Some are balking as the Republican party looks to create a slightly more accepting message for 2016.

Maddow: Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments Are 'Pathetic'
March 26 2013 11:34 AM ET

Maddow: Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments Are 'Pathetic'

Michelle Garcia

Maddow says the conservative arguments against marriage equality are becoming increasingly incoherent, low rent, and pathetic.

5 Inspirational Photos From the Prop. 8 Hearings
March 26 2013 11:15 AM ET

5 Inspirational Photos From the Prop. 8 Hearings

Advocate.com Editors

These images reveal the tension, the hope, and the conflict as the Supreme Court considers marriage equality in a pivotal moment for LGBT Americans.

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here Anyway?
March 26 2013 5:00 AM ET

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here Anyway?

From protests in the streets to a judge being forced out of the closet, the road to the Supreme Court has been winding and emotional and culminates today with the ultimate confrontation of argument

Supreme Court Moment: How to Take Part From Near and Afar
March 26 2013 4:00 AM ET

Supreme Court Moment: How to Take Part From Near or Far

Kerry Eleveld

Lines formed for days to get into today’s first hearing before the Supreme Court on marriage equality but it isn’t the only place where history will be made.

Two Prominent Senators Endorse Marriage Equality
March 25 2013 6:07 PM ET March 26 2013 2:30 AM ET

Make That 3 Senators Who Suddenly Support Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Democratic senators from Missouri and Virginia changed course on same-sex marriage. Then Alaska's Mark Begich followed suit with a late-night statement on Monday.

Sixth Grader Testifies for Marriage Equality at R.I. Hearing
March 25 2013 5:29 PM ET

Sixth Grader Testifies for Marriage Equality at R.I. Hearing

Jase Peeples

"My parents, and all the other gay and lesbian people here, just want to be happy. Just like you, all they want is to be treated fairly," the 12-year-old told the crowd.

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.

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