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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: Minn. Republican Tears Up Over Regret for DOMA Vote
March 12 2013 1:46 PM ET

WATCH: Minn. Republican Tears Up, Regrets DOMA Vote

Michelle Garcia

Former Rep. Lynne Osterman said voting to ban marriage was politically expedient, but unfair to Minnesota's same-sex couples.

Colorado House Passes Civil Unions, Gov. Expected to Sign
March 12 2013 1:25 PM ET

Colorado House Passes Civil Unions

Michelle Garcia

The law is scheduled to go into effect May 1.

Gay Man Named First to Lead Reconstructionist Rabbis
March 12 2013 12:25 PM ET

Gay Man Named First to Lead Reconstructionist Rabbis

Michelle Garcia

Rabbi Jason Klein was elected by his peers to lead the U.S. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.

Queen Elizabeth 'Stands Up' for Gay Rights Without Mentioning Them
March 11 2013 4:54 PM ET

Queen Elizabeth 'Stands Up' For Gay Rights Without Mentioning Them

Sunnivie Brydum

While Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is being hailed as a progressive leader for signing a new Commonwealth charter that opposes discrimination based on gender, LGBT activists note that the monarch has never actually uttered the words 'gay' or 'lesbian.'

Conservatives Decry High School Production of Gay Biblical Parody Play
March 11 2013 3:46 PM ET

Conservatives Decry High School Production of Gay Biblical Parody

Sunnivie Brydum

Conservative groups are outraged about a Massachusetts high school's production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.

Debunked Antigay Parenting Study Commissioned to Sway Supreme Court
March 11 2013 1:55 PM ET

Documents Show Debunked Study Was Targeted at High Court

Sunnivie Brydum

Documents recently released by the University of Texas show that a widely discredited study on family structures by associate professor Mark Regnerus was funded by a right-wing antigay group and intended to provide evidence that gay and lesbian parents are inadequate in order to present that argument to the Supreme Court.

March 10 2013 11:38 PM ET

The Queen of England Supports Equal Rights

Queen Elizabeth II will be signing a new charter that will back of equal rights for women and gays, while fighting discrimination

Quinn Makes Bid As NYC's First Female and Gay Mayor
March 10 2013 5:28 PM ET

Quinn Makes Bid As NYC's First Female and Gay Mayor

Michelle Garcia

Will Christine Quinn make history as The Big Apple's first openly gay and first female mayor?

March 10 2013 2:30 PM ET

Gay Group Slated For CPAC Event

U.S.: One-third of LGBT Immigrants Are Undocumented
March 10 2013 2:15 PM ET

U.S.: One-third of LGBT Immigrants Are Undocumented

Michelle Garcia

Nearly a million people in the U.S. are LGBT immigrants.

March 10 2013 9:00 AM ET

Is It OK to Ask a Trans Friend If They've Had Surgery?

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Is it ever OK to ask a trans friend if they've had any gender reassignment surgery? Advice columnist Steven Petrow lays down the law.

S.C. Lawmaker Comes Out After False, Salacious Blog Post
March 09 2013 10:54 AM ET

S.C. Lawmaker Comes Out After False, Salacious Blog Post

Michelle Garcia

A blog post alleged that a county councilwoman left her husband to be in an adulterous relationship with another woman, but she set the record straight, so to speak.

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