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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.
Military Spouses Group To Consider Membership for Lesbian Wife
December 13 2012 4:51 PM ET

Military Spouses Group To Consider Lesbian Wife's Membership

Michelle Garcia

The leaders of the Fort Bragg Officers' Spouses Club have announced that they will review their rules, which prohibit same-sex spouses of officers, at their next board meeting next month.

December 13 2012 12:50 PM ET

Race to Succeed Christine Quinn Heats Up in NYC

Baldwin Appointed to Senate Committees Overseeing LGBT Priorities
December 13 2012 12:20 PM ET

Baldwin's Committee Assignments Handle LGBT Priorities

Julie Bolcer

The first openly gay U.S. Senator has been appointed to committees dealing with ENDA, anti-bullying measures, and equal benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees.

Uruguay House Approves Marriage Equality
December 12 2012 7:52 PM ET

Uruguay House Approves Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

After passing the lower house of Congress 81-18, the marriage equality now heads to the Senate, where it is expected to pass, and then to President José Mujica, who has expressed his support.

New Jersey Leaders Repeat Opposition to Marriage Referendum
December 12 2012 7:42 PM ET

New Jersey Leaders Repeat Opposition to Marriage Referendum

Julie Bolcer

The state Senate president and LGBT advocacy groups reaffirmed their opposition after an openly gay assemblyman introduced a measure to allow voters to decide the issue.

Bishop Robinson Says Conservatives Want to Be More LGBT-Friendly
December 12 2012 6:32 PM ET

Bishop Robinson: Conservatives Want to Be More LGBT-Friendly

Michelle Garcia

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson says that even evangelical Christians are starting to see younger church goers are less inclined to rally against marriage equality.

Dan Savage Makes Terry Miller An Honest Man
December 12 2012 6:17 PM ET

PHOTO: Dan Savage Makes Terry Miller An Honest Man

Sunnivie Brydum

The founder of the It Gets Better Project married his longtime partner in Seattle on Sunday, the first day same-sex couples could marry after voters legalized marriage equality in November.

Will Obama Weigh In On Marriage Cases?
December 12 2012 3:18 PM ET

Will Obama Weigh In On Marriage Cases?

Julie Bolcer

Pressure is already mounting on the administration to file briefs in the Proposition 8 and DOMA cases before the Supreme Court.

Lesbian Wife Denied Membership to Military Spouses Group
December 12 2012 1:26 PM ET

Lesbian Wife Denied Membership to Military Spouses Group

Michelle Garcia

A military spouses group at Fort Bragg in North Carolina denied membership to the wife of a female Army lieutenant colonel, and provided a possibly false reason for turning her away,

December 12 2012 12:08 PM ET

The Inside Story on the Marriage Equality Wins

View at The Atlantic

Christine Quinn Calls for Justice Scalia to Apologize
December 12 2012 11:54 AM ET

Christine Quinn Calls for Justice Scalia to Apologize

Julie Bolcer

"Don't compare me to a murderer because I'm a lesbian," said the New York City Council Speaker. "Don't do it. It's wrong."

Celebs Design Same-Sex Wedding Bands to Raise Money for Marriage Equality
December 12 2012 5:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Celebs Design Wedding Bands for LGBT Charities

Lucas Grindley

Proposition Love puts a celebrity spin on your ceremony.

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