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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.
WATCH: Hawaiians Debate Marriage Equality

WATCH: Hawaiians Debate Marriage Equality

Members of the public were invited to give testimony in one-minute segments Monday before the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.

WATCH: Lou Reed: Perhaps Bisexual, Definitely a Voice for All

WATCH: Lou Reed: Perhaps Bisexual, Definitely a Voice for All

Reed, rumored to have had relationships with men as well as women, was one of the first rock stars to feature gay and transgender people in his songs.

Breaking: Senate Will Vote on ENDA Before Thanksgiving

Senate Will Vote on ENDA Before Thanksgiving

LGBT workers might have something extra to be thankful for when Thanksgiving arrives November 28.

WATCH: NOM's Recycled Homophobia Washes Up in Hawaii

WATCH: NOM's Recycled Homophobia Washes Up in Hawaii

As the Hawaii legislature gathers for a special session to consider marriage equality, the antigay National Organization for Marriage begins running TV ads opposing same-sex marriage.

Philadelphia Passes Sweeping LGBT-Inclusive Reform
October 30 2013 2:31 PM ET

Philadelphia Passes Sweeping LGBT-Inclusive Reform

The legislation, signed by Mayor Nutter Thursday, mandates that all new city-owned buildings be equipped with gender-neutral restrooms and offers tax credits to businesses that offer LGBT-inclusive benefits.

WATCH: Lesbian High School Sweethearts Receive Marriage License

WATCH: Lesbian High School Sweethearts Receive Marriage License

Cindy Meneghin and Maureen Kilian have finally won the right to marry in their home state of New Jersey after 40 years together and more than a decade in court battling for marriage equality.

Cindy McCain Signs Petition Supporting ENDA

Cindy McCain Signs Petition Supporting ENDA

The wife of Senator John McCain has given her full support in passing legislation which would protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Video Featuring Gay Couple of 42 Years Will Melt Your Heart

Video Featuring Gay Couple of 42 Years Will Melt Your Heart

After spending more than four decades in love together, Ed and Warren are hoping marriage equality will soon come to their home state of Oregon.

Antigay Pastor Claims LGBT Parents Are Like Toddlers Who Want to Drive Cars

Antigay Pastor Claims LGBT Parents Are Like Toddlers Who Want to Drive Cars

An antigay pastor from Illinois claimed LGBT couples who wish to marry and raise a family are like 'five-year-olds who think they can drive cars.'

Christian Couple Refuse to Tip Gay Waiter, Leave Hateful Note Instead

WATCH: No Tip, Just Hate For 'Excellent' Gay Waiter

'Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours' reads the note one Kansas couple left a gay waiter in place of a tip.

Right-Wingers Won't Stop Harassing Colo. Trans Teen for 'Unhealthy Behavior'

Right-Wingers Won't Stop Harassing Colo. Trans Teen for 'Unhealthy Behavior'

A 16-year-old transgender student in Colorado is in anguish after the right-wing Pacific Justice Institute made up a report that she was 'harassing' students in the girl's bathroom.

7 Scary Stories for a Homophobic Halloween

7 Scary Stories for a Homophobic Halloween

Some of what TV and radio pundits say about LGBT people is so frightening it's ready-made for Halloween. Here are a few of the scariest things we've heard antigay talking heads say recently.

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