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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: United Nations Poses a Riddle to End Homophobia
May 15 2013 12:47 PM ET

WATCH: United Nations Poses a Riddle to End Homophobia

Sunnivie Brydum

The U.N.'s Office of Human Rights has a message for LGBT people around the world.

Minnesota Parties Hearty
May 15 2013 10:09 AM ET

PHOTOS: Minnesota Parties Hearty

Advocate.com Editors

After Gov. Mark Dayton signed Minnesota's marriage equality bill, the party started, and lasted long into the night.

Nevada: 3 Great Testimonies For Marriage From Young People
May 14 2013 3:11 PM ET

Nevada: 3 Great Testimonies For Marriage From Young People

Michelle Garcia

Tearful, heartfelt, and authentic testimony from four young Nevadans on how marriage equality legislation would impact their own lives.

Minn. Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Into Law
May 14 2013 2:35 PM ET

Minnesota Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Into Law

Sunnivie Brydum

The Democratic governor's signature makes Minnesota the 12th U.S. state to embrace the freedom to marry.

Graham, McCain, Rubio Oppose Immigration Equality Measure
May 14 2013 2:31 PM ET

Graham, McCain, Rubio Decry Inclusive Immigration Bill

Michelle Garcia

Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is the latest Republican senator to voice his apprehension to adding LGBT measures to the immigration overhaul bill.

NOM Wants IRS Probed for Released Donor Information
May 14 2013 12:27 PM ET

NOM Wants IRS Probed for Released Donor Information

Michelle Garcia

Leaders behind the antigay National Organization for Marriage say they believe IRS employees released their donor information to the press.

WATCH: Ebony.com Writer Takes Home GLAAD Award for CeCe McDonald Report
May 14 2013 11:01 AM ET

WATCH: Ebony Writer Honored for CeCe McDonald Report

Michelle Garcia

Ebony.com's Dr. Marc Lamont Hill wins a glaad award for asking, "Why Aren't We Fighting For CeCe McDonald?"

Gallup: Support for Same-Sex Marriage Not Faltering
May 13 2013 5:26 PM ET

Gallup: Support for Same-Sex Marriage Not Faltering

Neal Broverman

Fifty-three percent of respondents say same-sex marriage should be legal.

Linda Harvey Claims LGBT News Sites Make Kids Gay
May 13 2013 3:21 PM ET

Linda Harvey Claims LGBT News Sites Can Turn Children Gay

Jase Peeples

The conservative radio show host warns that children "will experience sexual feelings and mistake these for the pervasive fiction of some inborn gay identity" simply from visiting websites covering LGBT news and issues.

Minnesota Senate Approves Marriage Equality
May 13 2013 2:59 PM ET

Minnesota Senate Adds Its Blessing to Same-Sex Weddings

Sunnivie Brydum

In a vote of 37-30, the state Senate approved a marriage equality bill. The governor is expected to sign the legislation Tuesday.

WATCH LIVE: Minn. Senate Debates Marriage Equality
May 13 2013 1:22 PM ET

WATCH LIVE: Minn. Senate Debates Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Democrat-controlled Minnesota State Senate is currently debating a bill that would establish marriage equality in the state.

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