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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.
Happiness and Hate as All Hell Breaks Loose in France
April 24 2013 10:43 AM ET

PHOTOS: Happiness and Hate Breaks Loose in France

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Hours after the French Assembly voted to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, celebrations and protests — and troubling hashtags — spread across the country.

Delaware House Approves Marriage Equality
April 23 2013 8:07 PM ET

Delaware House Approves Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Delaware's House of Representatives approved legislation to establish legal marriage equality Tuesday with a 23-18 vote.

5 GOP Senators Back R.I. Marriage Equality Bill
April 23 2013 4:25 PM ET

5 GOP Senators Back R.I. Marriage Equality Bill

Michelle Garcia

The senate judiciary committee moved the marriage equality bill forward Tuesday for a full floor vote.

Gay Former Congressman Lobbies for Immigration Equality
April 23 2013 3:37 PM ET

Gay Former Congressman Lobbies for Immigration Equality

Michelle Garcia

Former Rep. Jim Kolbe says he wants Congress to include citizen sponsorship rights for same-sex couples -- like him and his partner -- in an immigration reform bill.

April 23 2013 2:18 PM ET

Why Did France Just Overtake U.S. in Fight for Equality?

Xenophobia and anti-Muslim sentiment are worrisome problems, and the French debate has shown that far-right groups are intent on using marriage as a reason to wreak havoc.

France Approves Marriage Equality Bill
April 23 2013 12:30 PM ET

France Approves Marriage Equality Bill

Michelle Garcia

The French National Assembly approved a marriage equality bill 331-225 Tuesday.

Nevada Senate OKs Marriage Equality, Senator Comes Out
April 23 2013 12:10 PM ET

Nevada Senate OKs Marriage Equality, Senator Comes Out

Michelle Garcia

Nevada's state Senate approvex the first step in overturning its same-sex marriage ban, and a senator comes out.

Bret Easton Ellis Persona Non Grata at GLAAD Awards
April 22 2013 1:45 PM ET April 25 2013 3:35 PM ET

Bret Easton Ellis Persona Non Grata at GLAAD Awards

Neal Broverman

The out writer is known for his antigay and misogynist tweets.

How A Love Story Led to the Supreme Court: Edie & Thea's Long Engagement
April 22 2013 7:16 AM ET

How A Love Story Led to the Supreme Court

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A documentary about a passionate, nearly 50-year-long relationship between two women has helped promote marriage equality.

April 21 2013 6:00 PM ET

An Adorable, Inspiring Photo of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

View at Gay.net

A stirring rear view of NPH and his fiancé listening to NYC's Christine Quinn speak about marriage equality.

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