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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.
Lawrence O'Donnell's 'Last Word' on Gay Marriage in the U.K.
February 08 2013 5:18 PM ET

Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word on Gay Marriage in the U.K.

Christopher Rudolph

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell draws a line from Oscar Wilde's trial and this week's progress toward marriage equality in the U.K.

Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Senate Vote
February 08 2013 4:23 PM ET

Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Senate Vote

Sunnivie Brydum

Senate Bill 11, an act to establish civil unions, is scheduled for a full vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate on Monday, at which point it will move to the House, also controlled by Democrats. Civil unions could become law as early as May 1.

Ten GOP Senators Sign Brief Supporting DOMA
February 08 2013 1:36 PM ET

Ten GOP Senators Sign Brief Supporting DOMA

Trudy Ring

The 10, who claim no bigotry toward gays, represent less than a quarter of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

Two Republicans Press for Including Gay Couples in Immigration Reform
February 07 2013 7:17 PM ET

Two Republicans Press for Including Gay Couples in Immigration Reform

Lucas Grindley

The Uniting American Families Act was once again introduced in the House this session and will soon return in the Senate.

How Two Phelps Family Members Become 'Betrayers'
February 07 2013 1:30 PM ET

How Two Phelps Family Members Become 'Betrayers'

Lucas Grindley

Two of the Westboro Baptist Church family members have left and issued an apology for what they'd done.

WATCH: Binational Lesbian Moms in North Carolina Take on DOMA
February 06 2013 7:45 PM ET

WATCH: Binational Lesbian Moms in North Carolina Take on DOMA

Sunnivie Brydum

In a new video from the DOMA Project, Becky, an American citizen, and Sanne, who was born in the Netherlands, say they want the protections of marriage to help support their daughter, Willow.

Mormons, Evangelicals Ask Supreme Court to Ignore Science on Gay Parents
February 06 2013 5:48 PM ET

Mormons, Evangelicals Ask Supreme Court to Ignore Science on Gay Parents

Sunnivie Brydum

Amicus briefs filed by a coalition of religious groups contend that same-sex parents are unfit to raise children, citing outdated and scientifically inaccurate studies.

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