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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.
WATCH: Letterman Asks Kathy Griffin About THAT Moment With Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve
January 04 2013 3:06 AM ET

WATCH: Letterman Asks Kathy Griffin About New Year's Eve

Lucas Grindley

As promised, Kathy Griffin appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and had a story to tell.

PHOTO: Tammy Baldwin Makes History
January 03 2013 9:08 PM ET

PHOTO: Tammy Baldwin Makes History

READ The Last Syndicated Column of Maggie Gallagher
January 03 2013 7:46 PM ET

READ: Maggie Gallagher's Last Syndicated Column

Neal Broverman

The founder of the antigay National Organization for Marriage wrote her last syndicated advice column on Wednesday and announced she was giving up optimism.

WATCH: 5 Couples Protest in Mississippi for Marriage Equality
January 03 2013 3:35 PM ET

WATCH: 5 Couples Protest in Mississippi for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Five lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses in Missippi this week and, as expected, were denied. But they hope the protest will make a difference.

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.

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