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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.
Obama Nominates Two More Openly Gay Ambassadors

Obama Nominates Two More Openly Gay Ambassadors

The White House nominated James Costos as U.S. ambassador to Spain, and Rufus Gifford as U.S. ambassador to Denmark.

New Jersey Moves One Step Closer to Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

New Jersey Moves One Step Closer to Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

A New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved legislation that would ban licensed professionals from engaging in so-called reparative therapy on minors.

This Nevada Congressman Also Has a Tasteless Son

This Nevada Congressman Also Has a Tasteless Son

Rep. Joe Heck apologized for the racist, homophobic, and sexist comments his son regularly makes on Twitter.

Social Security Removes Surgical Requirement for Gender Marker Change

Social Security Makes It Easier for Trans Folks

It will be easier for transgender people to obtain Social Security cards that reflect their accurate gender, while Australia formally embraced a third gender.

As Reid Becomes ENDA Cosponsor, LGBT Activists Arrested at Boehner's Office

As Reid Becomes ENDA Cosponsor, LGBT Activists Arrested at Boehner's Office

Harry Reid announced Thursday that he will cosponsor the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as activists were arrested demonstrating for ENDA outside Republican House Speaker John Boehner's office.

Marco Rubio: Immigration Reform Shouldn't Include Gay Couples

Marco Rubio: Immigration Reform Shouldn't Include Gay Couples

A provision establishing rights for same-sex partners 'kills the bill,' the Florida senator says.

Bob Tur, Famed LA Helicopter Reporter, is Trans

Tur shot to fame after he covered the L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson slow-speed freeway chase but with her announcement that she's a transgender woman, she's become the news.

PHOTOS: First French Gay Couple Weds in Brazil

PHOTOS: First French Gay Couple Weds in Brazil

It was the first same-sex marriage of French citizens outside their nation.

Arizona Senator Apologizes for Son's Homophobic Tweets

Arizona Senator Apologizes for Son's Homophobic Tweets

Jeff Flake's teenage son used antigay, racist, and anti-Semitic language on Twitter and other social media.

Poll Shows Majority of California Voters Support Same-Sex Marriage

Poll Shows Californians Support Same-Sex Marriage

A recent poll, arriving on the eve of the Supreme Court decision on Proposition 8, demonstrates Californians' significant support of same-sex marriage.

Bill Lunn's Accidental 'F-Bomb'

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