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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.
WATCH: Google Employees in Marriage Equality Video
October 24 2012 10:18 AM ET

WATCH: Google Employees in Marriage Equality Video

Julie Bolcer

“This is going to be the civil rights issue of our generation,” says one Google employee.

Church Musician Ejected From Worship Band for Being Gay
October 23 2012 6:48 PM ET

Church Musician Ejected From Worship Band for Being Gay

Michelle Garcia

A Kansas gay man was told that he could no longer play in his church's worship band because of his sexual orientation after six years of playing keyboard for his church.

Report Says Romney Aides Privately Promised ENDA Support to Log Cabin
October 23 2012 6:39 PM ET October 24 2012 10:39 AM ET

Was Log Cabin Told 'Privately' Romney Backs ENDA?

Trudy Ring

Romney's team promised the gay Republican group he'd back ENDA as president, but he does not want to make the stance public, The Nation reports. Also: Barney Frank critiques Log Cabin's Romney endorsement.

Miss Universe Canada Contestant Wants WHO to Stop Stigmatizing Trans People
October 23 2012 5:14 PM ET

Miss Universe Canada Contestant Has a Message for WHO

Michelle Garcia

Former Miss Universe Canada competitor Jenna Talackova is part of an effort urging the World Health Organization to stop classifying people with transgender identities as having a mental disorder.<

October 23 2012 3:33 PM ET

Texas: Candidate Denies Being Pro-Gay

NY Farm Owners Turn Away Lesbian Wedding
October 23 2012 3:28 PM ET

N.Y.: Farm Owners Turn Away Lesbian Wedding

Michelle Garcia

A lesbian couple who were told they could not hold their wedding at a farm near their home in Albany, N.Y., have filed a discrimination complaint with a state agency.

Spanish Translation Problems for Maryland Ballot Summary
October 23 2012 3:03 PM ET

Spanish Translation Problems for Maryland Ballot Summary

Michelle Garcia

An error surrounding the ballot question for Maryland's marriage equality initiative may confuse some of the state's Spanish-speaking voters, WUSA reports.

New York Court Throws Out Challenge to Marriage Equality Law
October 23 2012 2:09 PM ET

New York Court Throws Out Challenge to Marriage Equality Law

Julie Bolcer

The New York State Court of Appeals declined to hear a challenge to the state's marriage equality law, effectively ending any threat to the measure passed last year.

Young Gay N.C. Man Says He Was Jailed by Church for Months
October 23 2012 2:06 PM ET

Young Gay N.C. Man Says He Was Jailed by Church for Months

Michelle Garcia

A gay man says he was physically and verbally abused by members of his North Carolina church while being detained for several months in a church dormitory.

Bloomberg Directs Half a Million Dollars to Marriage Initiatives
October 23 2012 1:29 PM ET

Bloomberg Directs Half a Million Dollars to Marriage Initiatives

Julie Bolcer

The New York City mayor invested $500,000 in the marriage-related campaigns in Maine, Minnesota, and Washington.

Log Cabin Republicans Endorses Mitt Romney
October 23 2012 9:54 AM ET October 23 2012 5:00 PM ET

Log Cabin Republicans Endorses Mitt Romney

Julie Bolcer

The group representing gay Republicans said it supported Romney for president while describing the endorsement as “qualified.”

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