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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.
AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops
February 13 2013 10:08 PM ET

AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops

Neal Broverman

The AFA is offended LGBT soldiers could be buried at Arlington cemetery.

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union
February 13 2013 7:09 PM ET

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union

Neal Broverman

The conservative firebrand, who threatened the president's life at one point, somehow got an invite to the SOTU.

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Sec. of Defense
February 13 2013 3:37 PM ET February 13 2013 10:27 PM ET

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary

Neal Broverman

The out senator says our nation's security is paramount.

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans
February 12 2013 11:54 PM ET

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans

Lucas Grindley

LGBT Americans were mentioned more than once during the State of the Union address, but activists might still be disappointed.

AP: Same-Sex Couples 'Generally' Not Husbands or Wives
February 12 2013 8:29 PM ET

AP: Same-Sex Couples 'Generally' Not Husbands or Wives

Trudy Ring

An Associated Press style memo says the news service prefers 'partners' even when describing legally married same-sex pairs.

Committee Approves Hagel, Moves Nomination to Full Senate
February 12 2013 8:11 PM ET

Committee Approves Hagel, Moves Nomination to Full Senate

Trudy Ring

Hagel, nominated by President Obama as secretary of Defense, has opposition from his own party, the Republicans, because of policy differences, and from LGBT activists because of past statements.

Senate Passes Gay-Inclusive Domestic Violence Bill
February 12 2013 4:59 PM ET

Senate Passes Gay-Inclusive Domestic Violence Bill

Trudy Ring

The new version of the Violence Against Women Act prohibits denial of services due to a victim's sexual orientation.

WATCH: Antidiscrimination Action Likely, by ENDA or Executive Order
February 12 2013 3:34 PM ET

WATCH: Antidiscrimination Action Likely, by ENDA or Executive Order

Trudy Ring

Sen. Tom Harkin promises to get a federal antidiscrimination bill through committee this year, while President Obama may sign an executive order banning discrimination by government contractors.

France Moves Closer to Marriage Equality
February 12 2013 1:33 PM ET

France Moves Closer to Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The National Assembly passed a marriage equality bill by a large margin today, sending it on to the Senate.

Mass.: Out Pol Announces Bid for Congress
February 11 2013 5:02 PM ET

Mass.: Out Pol Announces Bid for Congress

Michelle Garcia

Out state representative Carl Sciortino promises to continue bringing progressive thought and values to Washington

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