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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.
Body of Ambassador Used in Obscene Ad From Gay Republicans
October 12 2012 1:26 PM ET

Body of Ambassador Used in 'Obscene' Ad By Gay Republicans

Lucas Grindley

A print advertisement paid for by the Broward County chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans includes the body of the U.S.

October 12 2012 10:08 AM ET

GOProud Announces 10 Senate Endorsements

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HRC Directs Another $1 Million to Marriage Ballot Measures
October 12 2012 10:01 AM ET

HRC Directs Another $1 Million to Marriage Ballot Measures

Julie Bolcer

The contributions bring the organization’s investment in the four state ballot initiatives to $4.4 million.

Biden Claims to Hold the Facts While Laughing at Ryan
October 11 2012 11:14 PM ET

Biden Claims to Hold the Facts, Laughs at Ryan

Lucas Grindley

Joe Biden took a starkly different approach to debating his opponent than President Obama had employed in his much-panned performance a week ago.

Head of the Democratic Party Joins the NOH8 Campaign
October 11 2012 4:39 PM ET

PHOTOS: Head of the Democratic Party Joins the NOH8 Campaign

Advocate.com Editors

NOH8 Co-founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley invited members of both parties and both houses of Congress to a photo shoot to celebrate National Coming Out Day and 26 people showed up — all Democrats from the House of Representatives. Among them is the head of the Democratic Party, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Marriage Equality Foes Launch First Ad in Washington
October 11 2012 4:31 PM ET

Marriage Equality Foes Launch First Ad in Washington

Sunnivie Brydum

With less than one month before the November election, out-of-state antigay groups are funneling money into Washington in an attempt to defeat the bipartisan-supported marriage equality law.

WATCH Rick Santorum Makes a Joke of His Campaign for President
October 11 2012 4:11 PM ET

WATCH: Santorum Makes a Joke of His Presidential Campaign

Lucas Grindley

It turns out even Rick Santorum didn't think anyone should take his candidacy for president seriously.

Another Big Name Company Comes Out in Support of Marriage Equality in Washington
October 11 2012 2:32 PM ET

Another Big Name Company Supports Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The Nordstroms sent a memo to employees expressing their position, following a list of other major Washington companies, some of which have faced anger from the right.

How The Harvey Milk Hope Speech Still Resonates This National Coming Out Day
October 11 2012 11:56 AM ET

How The Harvey Milk 'Hope Speech' Still Resonates This National Coming Out Day

Lucas Grindley

He started his speeches with a joke: "My name is Harvey Milk and I'm here to recruit you." And his famous "Hope Speech" was no different but stood out from the rest.

University Diversity Officer Put on Leave for Signing Maryland Marriage Petition
October 11 2012 9:47 AM ET

University Diversity Chief Put on Leave for Anti-marriage Petition

Julie Bolcer

Gallaudet President T. Alan Hurwitz said Angela McCaskill “participated in a legislative initiative that some feel is inappropriate," but marriage equality advocates “strongly disagreed” with the suspension.

Black Faith Leaders Announce $1M Campaign Attacking Obama on Marriage Equality Support
October 10 2012 2:14 PM ET

Black Faith Leaders to Spend $1M Attacking Obama on Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

Furious over Obama's support of same-sex marriage, a group called God Said has pledged $1M toward ads urging blacks to 'vote their biblical values.'

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