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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.
Illinois Legislature Reintroduces Marriage Equality Bill
January 09 2013 2:43 PM ET

Illinois Again Considers Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

On the legislature's opening day, elected officials are optimistic that marriage equality will come to Illinois this year.

Richard Blanco, Gay Latino, Named Inaugural Poet
January 09 2013 12:58 PM ET

Richard Blanco, Gay Latino, Named Inaugural Poet

Sunnivie Brydum

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that Richard Blanco, a partnered gay man and Cuban immigrant, will deliver an original poem at President Obama's inauguration on January 21.

Transgender Teacher Fired From Catholic School
January 08 2013 8:19 PM ET

Transgender Teacher Fired From Catholic School

Michelle Garcia

A 32-year veteran teacher at a Queens, N.Y., Catholic high school says he was wrongfully terminated after he came out as transgender.

Rush Limbaugh Compares Marriage Lobby to Pedophilia Lobby
January 08 2013 7:50 PM ET

Rush Limbaugh Compares Marriage Lobby to Pedophilia Lobby

Michelle Garcia

Radio personality Rush Limbaugh alerted his listeners Monday that there is a movement to "normalize pedophilia" just like the movement for marriage equality.

Judge Says Bradley Manning Extremely Mistreated in Military Brig
January 08 2013 6:48 PM ET

Judge: Bradley Manning Extremely Mistreated in Brig

Michelle Garcia

Military judge Denise Lind has ruled that Army private Bradley Manning was treated  unlawfully before his trial, awarding him 112 days of credit toward his sentence if he is convicted.

Crate and Barrel Catalog Stars Romantic Gay Couple
January 08 2013 4:23 PM ET

Crate & Barrel Catalog Stars Romantic Gay Couple

Neal Broverman

The latest Crate & Barrel catalog features a page of ideas for a romantic night with your loved one, and it stars a pasta-loving male couple.

Bishop Says Marriage Equality Is Immoral and Unnecessary
January 08 2013 3:17 PM ET

Bishop Says Marriage Equality Is 'Immoral and Unnecessary'

Michelle Garcia

Providence, R.I.'s Catholic bishop, Thomas Tobin, says that establishing marriage equality in his state would be “immoral and unnecessary.”

January 08 2013 2:58 PM ET

The Last Gay Mass at a U.K. Catholic Church

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Marriage War Between Catholics and French President Escalates
January 07 2013 10:34 PM ET

Marriage War Between Catholics and French President Escalates

Neal Broverman

Some French Catholics are seething after their nation's president, Francois Hollande, publicly supported a government official who told Catholic school officials to stay out of the marriage equalit

Barney Frank Backtracks on His Opposition to Chuck Hagel
January 07 2013 7:01 PM ET

Barney Frank Backtracks; He Now Supports Chuck Hagel

Lucas Grindley

With the new possibility that Barney Frank could join the U.S. Senate, his opinion on whether Chuck Hagel should be confirmed get renewed attention — and a revision.

January 07 2013 7:00 PM ET

LGBT Coloradans Ready for Civil Unions Law

Discharged Gay Service Members to Get Full Separation Pay
January 07 2013 5:35 PM ET

Discharged Gay Service Members Win Pay in Settlement

Trudy Ring

Under a legal settlement announced today, military personnel who saw their separation pay cut in half because they were discharged for being gay will be compensated with the remainder.

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