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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.
Log Cabin Republicans Slam Chuck Hagel
December 28 2012 2:49 PM ET

Log Cabin Slams Chuck Hagel in Full-Page Ad

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay conservative group published a full-page ad in Thursday's New York Times claiming the former Nebraska senator is "wrong on gay rights, wrong on Iran, wrong on Israel."

Third Republican House Member Supports DOMA Repeal
December 27 2012 11:53 AM ET March 13 2014 2:56 PM ET

Third GOP House Member Supports DOMA Repeal

Julie Bolcer

Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire signed on to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, becoming the second Republican House member to express support within the past week.

Gay Support Leads to Ugly Church Breakup in Texas
December 25 2012 3:25 PM ET

Gay Support Leads to Ugly Church Breakup in Texas

Neal Broverman

Fifty-two churches valued at more than $100 million are at stake in a legal battle between the Episcopal Church and its conservative Fort Worth diocese.

Secretary John Kerry Has Nice Ring to It
December 25 2012 1:14 PM ET

LGBT Advocates: Secretary Kerry Has Nice Ring to It

Neal Broverman

  Massachusetts senator John Kerry will likely be the nation's next Secretary of State, and LGBT rights activists couldn't be happier about it.

Author Makes the Christian Case for LGBT Rights
December 24 2012 8:01 AM ET

Author Makes the Christian Case for LGBT Rights

Trudy Ring

C.S. Pearce's new book seeks to convince conservative Christians to evolve in their view of LGBT people — something she had to do as well.

WATCH HRC Has A Lot To Celebrate In 2012
December 23 2012 1:26 PM ET

WATCH: HRC Has A Lot To Celebrate In 2012

Sunnivie Brydum

The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization, has a lot to be proud of this year, and the myriad steps toward progress are all documented in a new

WATCH Chelsea Clinton Grills Rick Warren on Marriage Equality
December 22 2012 3:30 PM ET

WATCH: Chelsea Clinton Grills Rick Warren on Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

On Friday's episode of Rock Center with Brian Williams on NBC, Chelsea Clinton sat down with

Republican Congressman Supports DOMA Repeal
December 21 2012 5:20 PM ET

Republican Congressman Supports DOMA Repeal

Julie Bolcer

Rep. Richard Hanna of New York becomes only the second Republican lawmaker to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act. Will other Republicans follow suit?

In Christmas Speech, Pope Rails Against Gender Roles
December 21 2012 5:02 PM ET

In Christmas Speech, Pope Rants About Gender

Lucas Grindley

The pope used his Christmas message today to warn of an "a

The Chuck Hagel Stand-Off Ends With Apology to Gay Ambassador
December 21 2012 2:50 PM ET

Stand-Off Ends With Apology to Gay Ambassador

Lucas Grindley

How the former Republican senator responded in the late '90s to an openly gay nominee for ambassador became a sticking point among activists when his name was floated for Defense Secretary.

Secretary Kerry, and Sen. Frank?
December 21 2012 2:11 PM ET

Secretary Kerry, and Sen. Frank?

Lucas Grindley

The out Massachusetts Democratic congressman isn't saying he'd accept a temporary post as U.S. senator, and he isn't saying he'd turn it down either.

Iowa Lesbian Couple Win Fight Over Death Certificate for Child
December 21 2012 12:04 AM ET

Iowa Lesbian Couple Win Fight Over Child's Death Certificate

Trudy Ring

The two women sued after one's name was omitted from their stillborn son's death certificate, and a judge has ruled that both should be listed.

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