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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.
Former Top UK Clergyman Says Marriage Equality Supporters Behaving Like Nazis
October 09 2012 5:13 PM ET

Former Top U.K. Clergyman: Marriage Equality Supporters Behaving Like Nazis

Trudy Ring

Advocates for equal marriage rights are slurring their opponents as Nazis slurred Jews, says the former archbishop of Canterbury.

Gay Couple's Wedding Video Trends on Twitter
October 09 2012 4:40 PM ET

Gay Couple's Wedding Video Trends on Twitter

Michelle Garcia

New York couple Robert Brown and Nathanael Gay got married at the Mansion at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington, Ky., according to a video posted last Thursday.

L.A.'s Gay Council Member Steps Down to Battle Cancer
October 09 2012 4:14 PM ET October 09 2012 6:15 PM ET

L.A.'s Gay Council Member Steps Down to Battle Cancer

Michelle Garcia

Los Angeles's only openly gay City Council member, Bill Rosendahl, said he will not seek reelection so that he can concentrate on battling cancer.

Log Cabin Republicans Close to Romney Endorsement
October 09 2012 3:16 PM ET

Log Cabin Republicans Close to Romney Endorsement

Michelle Garcia

The Log Cabin Republicans may announce their endorsement of Mitt Romney for president as soon as this week.

Attorney Fired From Pat Robertson's Legal Group for Relationships With Young Men
October 09 2012 2:29 PM ET

Pat Robertson's Legal Group Fires Attorney Accused of Being Gay

Michelle Garcia

A senior attorney has been fired from the conservative American Center for Law and Justice for reportedly having multiple relationships with younger men.

Maryland NAACP Releases Radio Ad for Marriage Equality
October 09 2012 12:05 PM ET

Maryland NAACP Releases Radio Ad for Marriage Equality

Julie Bolcer

In the new spot, Julian Bond, chairman emeritus of the NAACP, says that voting for Question 6 “is the right thing to do.”

October 09 2012 11:08 AM ET

Gay Voters Face Clear Choice in 2012 Election

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Marriage for All Families Film Looks at Minnesota
October 09 2012 10:22 AM ET

Marriage for All Families Film Looks at Minnesota

Julie Bolcer

“Nothing about our situation is any different from anybody else,” says Jamil Cole-Smith.

At Town Hall Meeting Michigan Politician Says Being Gay Is a Choice
October 08 2012 6:56 PM ET

Michigan Politician: Being Gay Is a Choice

Neal Broverman

Michigan state representative Tom McMillin says that being gay is a choice for those "who have come out the lifestyle."

TV Ad Battle Begins on Maryland Marriage Referendum
October 08 2012 3:37 PM ET

TV Ad Battle Begins on Maryland Marriage Referendum

Julie Bolcer

“Everyone is entitled to love and respect, but no one is entitled to redefine marriage,” says the ad from the Maryland Marriage Alliance, which wants voters to reject the new marriage equality law.

UK Conservatives Turn on Cameron for Marriage Equality Support
October 08 2012 2:13 PM ET

U.K. Conservatives Turning on Cameron for Marriage Equality Push?

Neal Broverman

A new poll in Britain finds strong conservative opposition to Prime Minister David Cameron's push for marriage equality, though the impartiality of the study is in question.

Poll Shows Baldwin Keeps Momentum Over Thompson
October 08 2012 1:24 PM ET

Poll Shows Baldwin Keeps Momentum Over Thompson

Julie Bolcer

The Public Policy Polling survey indicates U.S. Senate hopeful Tammy Baldwin has maintained a three-point lead over Tommy Thompson, who appears to be lacking favor among Wisconsin voters.

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