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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.
Laura Bush Asks to Be Removed from Pro-Gay Ad
February 21 2013 1:23 PM ET February 21 2013 10:18 PM ET

Laura Bush Asks to Be Removed from Pro-Gay Ad

Lucas Grindley

The former first lady is included in a new commercial expected to air nationwide on the major networks' Sunday politics shows, and there are no plans to remove her.

Tim Tebow Won't Talk 'Unconditional Love' at Antigay Church
February 21 2013 12:47 PM ET February 21 2013 2:30 PM ET

Tim Tebow Cancels Talk on 'Unconditional Love' — Or Hasn't He?

Lucas Grindley

The New York Jet says he backed out of a scheduled appearance in April at a Texas megachurch with an infamous pastor. But the pastor says it's just postponed.

February 21 2013 10:20 AM ET

Will Gay Obama Fundraiser Rufus Gifford Be Next Ambassador to Denmark?

He's one of the most powerful openly gay men in Washington at the moment

Mass. Department of Education Issues Directive On Trans Students
February 20 2013 7:08 PM ET

Mass. Dept. of Education Issues Directive On Trans Students

Sunnivie Brydum

A new directive from the Massachusetts Department of Education aims to make schools safe and affirming for transgender students by instructing administrators to let the youth use the bathroom and locker room corresponding to the student's gender identity.

Top Papal Candidate Links Sex Abuse and Homosexuality
February 20 2013 5:33 PM ET

Papal Candidate Links Sex Abuse and Homosexuality

Sunnivie Brydum

Cardinal Peter Turkson, of Ghana, says the priest sex-abuse scandal has not reached Africa thanks to the continent's cultural intolerance of homosexuality.

WATCH: A Gay Mormon Comes Out to Family, Friends
February 20 2013 3:22 PM ET

WATCH: A Gay Mormon Comes Out to Family, Friends

Sunnivie Brydum

A self-described gay Mormon student at Brigham Young University filmed the reactions of his family and friends as he told each of them for the first time that he is gay.

WATCH: Obama, Cheney, Powell Support Marriage Equality in New Ad
February 20 2013 1:09 PM ET

WATCH: Cheney, Powell Back Marriage Equality in New Ad

Sunnivie Brydum

The new multimedia campaign highlights support from the President, former First Lady Laura Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell.

February 19 2013 8:26 PM ET

Minnesota: Gay Marriage Bill to Be Introduced

State legislators will introduce a bill to legalize marriage equality, following a state-wide vote rejecting a ban on same-sex marriage.

Poll: Marriage Equality Is Imminent
February 19 2013 7:25 PM ET

Poll: Marriage Equality Is Imminent

Michelle Garcia

Bipartisan support for legal recognition of couples is growing, and 83% say marriage equality will happen within the next 10 years.

February 19 2013 6:49 PM ET

President Obama Says 'Gay' A Lot

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There's strength in numbers, as well as words.

Mexican Court Uses American Legal Precedent for Marriage Equality
February 19 2013 6:44 PM ET

Mexican Court Uses American Legal Precedent for Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Mexico's high court used landmark American cases -- Loving v. Virginia and Brown v. Board of Education -- to rule in favor of same-sex couples and their families.

What Will Rachel Maddow's Iraq Documentary Reveal?
February 17 2013 6:05 PM ET

What Will Rachel Maddow's Iraq Documentary Reveal?

Lucas Grindley

Rachel Maddow says her documentary will help ensure the mistakes that led the country to war in Iraq cannot be repeated.

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