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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 New African American Equality Ad Gets NAACP Support
July 11 2012 1:47 PM ET

WATCH: New African-American Equality Ad Gets NAACP Support

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A compelling new video ad profiling African-American supporters of same-sex marriage produced by Marylanders for Marriage Equality was released today and endorsed by Dr.

WATCH Nancy Pelosi Ballroom Dance ZZ Top at Gay Wedding
July 11 2012 11:56 AM ET

WATCH: Nancy Pelosi Ballroom Dances to ZZ Top at Gay Wedding

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The most powerful woman in Congress can still shake it out.

Gay Brewer Appointee Resigns Over Partner Benefits Challenge
July 11 2012 10:53 AM ET

Gay Brewer Appointee Resigns Over Partner Benefits Challenge

Julie Bolcer

Edwin Leslie, a gay appointee to the Arizona tourism board, resigned in protest over Governor Jan Brewer’s push to eliminate healthcare benefits for the same-sex partners of state employees.

First Lesbian Super PAC Launches
July 11 2012 8:07 AM ET

The Rise of the Lesbian Super PAC

Julie Bolcer

LPAC, a new super PAC created by influential lesbians, plans to raise at least $1 million this cycle to help elect pro-equality candidates and amplify women’s voices in the political conversation.

Controversial Parenting Study Reaches the Courts
July 11 2012 4:00 AM ET

Controversial Parenting Study Reaches the Courts

Sofia Resnick of The American Independent

The debunked study that accused same-sex parents of being inferior to their straight counterparts is now being wielded by proponents of DOMA in courts.

Basketball Wives Stars Jackie and Doug Christie Toast Marriage Equality
July 10 2012 8:40 PM ET

Basketball Wives Stars Toasts Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Retired L.A.

Young Conservatives for the Freedom To Marry Launches
July 10 2012 4:52 PM ET

Young Conservatives for the Freedom To Marry Launches

Julie Bolcer

A new initiative aims to tap into and build upon support for marriage equality among young conservatives.

On Conversion Therapy Exodus President Says Sexuality is Complicated
July 10 2012 4:06 PM ET

Conversion Therapy: Exodus Prez Says It's Complicated

Michelle Garcia

The leaders of Exodus International are dropping their previously held principle that most people homosexual attractions can be converted through prayer, and the president of Exodus disclosed Monda

130 Reps Present Strike Against DOMA
July 10 2012 2:24 PM ET

130 Reps Present Strike Against DOMA

Michelle Garcia

130 members of Congress filed a joint amicus brief supportive of a lesbian couple challenging DOMA in court.

Log Cabin Republicans Names Interim Deputy
July 10 2012 2:04 PM ET

Log Cabin Republicans Names Interim Deputy

Julie Bolcer

Don R. Bramer, who served in the George H.W. Bush administration, has been named interim deputy executive director of the group representing gay Republicans.

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