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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.
Republicans Pledge More Money to Continue Defending DOMA
January 03 2013 2:39 PM ET

Republicans Pledge to Continue Defending DOMA

Michelle Garcia

As Congress begins its 113th session, House Republicans have pledged to continue funding a legal effort to defend the federal law that prevents the government from recognizing same-sex marriages.

Obama Calls GOP's Conscience Clause Unnecessary, Ill-Advised
January 03 2013 2:21 PM ET

Obama Calls GOP's Conscience Clause Unnecessary, Ill-Advised

Lucas Grindley

President Obama made clear on Wednesday while signing a new Defense budget that he doesn't agree with a Republican attempt to sidestep marriage equality that is tucked inside.

PHOTOS: Portland Couples Have One Word for Their Marriages
January 03 2013 12:55 PM ET

PHOTOS: Mainers Have One Word for Their Marriages

Advocate.com Editors

The first same-sex couples to get married in Portland, Maine were asked to capture their partners in one word.

Illinois GOP Chair Urges Party Members to Support Marriage Equality
January 02 2013 7:10 PM ET January 02 2013 8:57 PM ET

GOP Chair in Illinois Urges Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Republican Party chairman Pat Brady says it's time to support the cause.

Andrew Sullivan Leaves The Daily Beast to Strike Out on Own
January 02 2013 2:54 PM ET

Andrew Sullivan Exits Daily Beast to Strike Out on Own

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The noted gay blogger is taking The Dish to the readers — without a safety net.

Gays Sending Us Off Moral Cliff Says Franklin Graham
January 02 2013 1:14 PM ET

Franklin Graham: Gays Sending Us Off Moral Cliff

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Forget the fiscal cliff; televangelist Billy Graham's son Franklin Graham says marriage equality sends us teetering on the edge of the "spiritual cliff." In a

Rhode Island Marriage Equality Bill to be Introduced Thursday
January 01 2013 8:28 PM ET

R.I. Marriage Equality Bill to be Introduced Thursday

Trudy Ring

Rep. Arthur Handy says he will submit the bill in Rhode Island, the only New England state lacking equal marriage rights.

Illinois Lawmakers May Consider Marriage Equality Bill Tomorrow
January 01 2013 7:07 PM ET January 02 2013 7:12 PM ET

Ill. Lawmakers Verge on Considering Marriage Equality Bill

Trudy Ring

The state Senate comes back into session Wednesday, and the bill is expected to come up sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, Chicago's cardinal urges opposition.

WATCH Disney PSA of Boy With Two Moms Incites Outrage From the Right
January 01 2013 4:43 PM ET

WATCH: Disney PSA of Boy With Two Moms Incites Right-Wing Outrage

Trudy Ring

The ultraconservative Media Research Center objects to the offhand mention of a teen's two mothers in a spot in Disney's 'Make Your Mark' campaign.

Barney Frank Strongly Opposes Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary
January 01 2013 1:14 PM ET

Barney Frank 'Strongly Opposes' Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

Trudy Ring

Hagel's negative statements and actions regarding LGBT people should disqualify him from consideration, Frank says.

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