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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.
LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in St. Petersburg, Russia

LGBT Activists, Antigay Protesters Clash in Russia

The melee resulted in 67 people from both sides being detained by police.

N.J. Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case

N.J. Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Equality Case

The state Supreme Court will hear Gov. Chris Christie's 'emergency appeal' of a ruling that same-sex marriages should begin October 21.

New Group Works for Marriage Equality in Illinois

New Group Works for Marriage Equality in Illinois

The Inclusive Community Project Political Action Committee will seek to mobilize people of color to work for a bill that may come to a final vote in the next few weeks.

U.K. Asking Asylum-Seekers to 'Prove' They're Gay, Says Report

U.K. Asking Asylum-Seekers to 'Prove' They're Gay, Says Report

Some have even had to turn over photos or videos of sexual activity, according to a parliamentary committee.

WATCH: Student's Poem Asserts 'God Is Gay'

WATCH: Student's Poem Asserts 'God Is Gay'

And maybe Mary was a lesbian, contends the work by a Christian student, whose performance of the poem is proving popular on YouTube.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on Russia's American-Made Antigay Climate

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on NOM's Meddling in Russia

The out MSNBC anchor contends that 'a virulently antigay Russia' was 'made in America.'

Peace Prize Winner Chelsea Manning Doesn't Consider Herself a Pacifist

Peace Prize Winner Chelsea Manning Doesn't Consider Herself a Pacifist

Meanwhile, Fox News continues to refer to Chelsea as a man, using her given name, despite her August announcement that she's a transgender woman.

New Jersey Court Refuses Stay on Marriage Ruling
October 11 2013 4:35 PM ET

Christie Files 'Emergency' Petition to Stop N.J. Marriage Equality

Republican governor Chris Christie filed an emergency appeal with the New Jersey Supreme Court Thursday, asking the court to delay the start of marriage equality until his appeal in an ongoing state court challenge is resolved. If the Supreme Court denies Christie's request, same-sex marriages could begin October 21.

Cuccinelli Campaign Warns Clergy Could be Imprisoned for 'Teaching Christian Morals'

Cuccinelli Campaign Warns Clergy Could be Imprisoned for 'Teaching Christian Morals'

The latest fund-raising email from Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial campaign trots out the politician's wife to employ some standard right-wing scare tactics.

Pope Francis Writes Private Letter to Gay Catholics

Pope Francis Writes Secret Letter to Gay Catholics

The Vicar of the Christ personally responded to a letter from a group of gay Roman Catholics.

Abuse in the Name of Christianity

Abuse in the Name of Christianity

The horrors suffered by LGBT kids and others at a 'therapeutic' school are at the center of the new documentary Kidnapped for Christ — and the experience of making the film changed its director's mind about religion.

Feds Sue Texas RV Park for Transgender Discrimination

Feds Sue Texas RV Park for Transgender Discrimination

U.S. attorney general Eric Holder filed a complaint against In Toone Services, accusing the park of evicting a woman on the basis of her gender identity.

WATCH: Pat Robertson Likens Transgender People to Geldings

WATCH: Pat Robertson Likens Transgender People to Geldings

Reacting to the passage of a transgender rights law in California, the antigay televangelist expressed incredulity about the LGBT community's influence and talked about the gelding of his stallion.

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