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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.
January 23 2013 6:35 PM ET

Karl Lagerfeld Endorses Gay Marriage But Sparks Controversy

An unexpected finale to the Chanel Haute Couture presentation made for a powerful statement in favor of same-sex marriage.

Gay and Lesbian Soldiers Bring Same-Sex Partners to Inaugural Ball
January 23 2013 5:55 PM ET

Gay and Lesbian Soldiers Bring Same-Sex Partners to Inaugural Ball

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time, gay and lesbian soldiers were able to attend the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball with their same-sex partners.

Read This 11-Year-Old Trans Girl's Response to Obama's Inaugural Speech
January 23 2013 4:43 PM ET

Read This 11-Year-Old Trans Girl's Response to Obama's Inaugural Speech

Sunnivie Brydum

The President's inclusion of gay and lesbian American in his inaugural speech on Monday prompted an 11-year-old transgender girl in Arizona to write an essay about inclusion.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow, Frank Rich Think Obama's Inaugural 'Shouted At Supreme Court'
January 23 2013 2:38 PM ET

WATCH: A Theory That Obama 'Shouted At Supreme Court'

Sunnivie Brydum

The out MSNBC anchor and New York magazine editor at large believe that President Obama's inaugural address was a pointed message to Supreme Court justices who will rule on two cases relating to marriage equality this summer.

The Advocate's Editor and Stephanie Miller React to Stonewall Mention
January 23 2013 2:25 PM ET

The Advocate's Editor, Stephanie Miller React to Stonewall Mention

Lucas Grindley

President Obama's speech and its many firsts for inclusiveness had activists rejoicing.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Destroys Conservative Criticism of Inaugural Stonewall Mention
January 23 2013 1:12 PM ET

Jon Stewart Slams Critics of Obama's Stonewall Mention

Sunnivie Brydum

On The Daily Show Tuesday night, Jon Stewart took a retrospective look at the major news networks' coverage of President Obama's second inauguration, including the collective conservative conniption over the president's mention of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

Prop 8 Supporters Submit Official Brief to Supreme Court
January 22 2013 6:58 PM ET

Prop 8 Supporters Submit Official Brief to Supreme Court

Michelle Garcia

Proponents of California's ban on same-sex marriage officially submitted their brief to the Supreme Court, urging the court to uphold the vote that constitutionally banned marriage in 2008.

Inaugural Prayer Service Includes First Out Gay Clergy Member
January 22 2013 6:57 PM ET

Inaugural Prayer Service Has Another LGBT First

Trudy Ring

The Reverend Elder Nancy Wilson of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches gave a Scripture reading at today's event.

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Talks to Anderson Cooper
January 22 2013 1:11 PM ET

Inaugural Poet Talks to Anderson Cooper

Michelle Garcia

Richard Blanco, the first openly gay and Latino man to deliver the inaugural poem, told Anderson Cooper that his experience at the ceremony actually felt very intimate.

Obama Sounds Historically LGBT-Inclusive Message in Inauguration Speech
January 21 2013 3:29 PM ET

WATCH: Inclusive Inauguration Speech Makes History

Trudy Ring

The speech marked the first time a president used the term 'gay' as a reference to sexual orientation in an inauguration speech. Prayers and poems carried messages of inclusion as well.

Inauguration 2013: A Ceremony and a Celebration in Pictures
January 21 2013 2:08 PM ET

Inauguration 2013: A Ceremony and a Celebration

Advocate.com Editors

The first president of the United States to support marriage equality takes the oath for his second term.

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