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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.
TV Columnist Says Coverage of LGBT Rights Was 'Disproportionate'
March 28 2013 2:10 AM ET

TV Critic Calls Coverage of Gay Rights 'Disproportionate'

Lucas Grindley

The latest column from media critic Joe Concha is headlined "Supremely Tiresome: The Gay Marriage Issue Is Inescapable On TV, Radio, Facebook."

WATCH: Russian LGBT Activist Attacked as City Cracks Down on Pride March
March 27 2013 9:37 PM ET

WATCH: Russian LGBT Activist Attacked as City Cracks Down on Pride March

Trudy Ring

Artem Kalinin, an LGBT leader in Syktyvkar, is beaten on the same day the city announces restrictions on a pride event.

March 27 2013 8:30 PM ET

Madonna and Beyonce Pass Notes on Marriage Equality

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Both divas have posted handwritten notes supporting marriage equality via Instagram.

Son of Antigay N.Y. Legislator Endorses Marriage Equality
March 27 2013 6:31 PM ET

Son of Antigay N.Y. Legislator Endorses Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Ruben Diaz Jr., a public official himself as Bronx borough president in New York City, takes a stance opposite that of his father, a state senator.

Marriage Equality Threatens Faith and Freedom, Right-Wingers Say
March 27 2013 5:11 PM ET

Marriage Equality Threatens Faith and Freedom, Right-Wingers Say

Trudy Ring

Conservative politicians and pundits, such as Texas governor Rick Perry, are portraying anti-equality forces as victims of intolerance. Meanwhile, a NOM rally in D.C. has light attendance, despite a perhaps 'unexpected' presence.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Predicts 'Gay-mageddon'
March 27 2013 3:32 PM ET

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Predicts 'Gay-mageddon'

Trudy Ring

The comedian also riffs on his love for his gun, his dreams of Ryan Gosling, and Sen. Saxby Chambliss's peculiar stand on marriage equality.

WATCH: Military Widow Optimistic DOMA Will Be Struck Down
March 27 2013 2:50 PM ET

WATCH: Military Widow Optimistic DOMA Will Be Struck Down

Trudy Ring

Karen Morgan, denied benefits after the death of her wife, Charlie, tells Thomas Roberts she thinks the Supreme Court will do the right thing.

The Biggest Takeaways From Inside the Supreme Court's DOMA Hearing
March 27 2013 2:30 PM ET November 14 2013 8:34 PM ET

5 Big Takeaways From Inside Supreme Court's DOMA Hearing

Kerry Eleveld

From her seat in the Supreme Court, reporter Kerry Eleveld highlights the most important moments in a hearing challenging the Defense of Marriage Act's constitutionality.

PHOTOS: Edie Windsor's Hero's Welcome at Supreme Court
March 27 2013 2:13 PM ET

PHOTOS: A Hero's Welcome at High Court for Windsor

Advocate.com Editors

Edie Windsor got a hero's welcome outside the Supreme Court as she walked the long staircase down to meet supporters.

LISTEN AND READ FOR YOURSELF: Audio and Transcript of Windsor Hearing
March 27 2013 2:11 PM ET

LISTEN AND READ FOR YOURSELF: Audio and Transcript of Windsor Hearing

Michelle Garcia

The complete audio and transcript of today's hearing has been released.

WATCH: Fox's O'Reilly, Kelly: No Compelling Argument Against Marriage Equality
March 27 2013 1:50 PM ET September 04 2013 4:41 PM ET

WATCH: Fox's O'Reilly, Kelly: No Compelling Argument Against Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Some of the conservative news channel's anchors think the anti-equality arguments are weak — but Rush Limbaugh disses them for saying so.

After Court Hearing, Edie Windsor Says "It's Gonna Be Good"
March 27 2013 1:13 PM ET

WATCH: After Court Hearing, Windsor Says 'It's Gonna Be Good'

Lucas Grindley

The challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act heard today by the Supreme Court got positive reviews from the plaintiff.

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