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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.
Child Sings Antigay Anthem as Church Cheers Wildly
May 30 2012 1:34 PM ET May 30 2012 8:16 PM ET

WATCH: A Child's Antigay Hymn Gets Huge Applause

Lucas Grindley

An Indiana church congregation was caught on video wildly standing in ovation as a young child sings, "Ain't no homo going to make it to heaven."

Dan Savage and Brian Brown to Debate Over Dinner
May 30 2012 1:02 PM ET

The 'Dinner-Table Debate' Is On: Savage Versus Brown

Lucas Grindley

Dan Savage and the president of the National Organization for Marriage have agreed to a polite "dinner-table debate" — on a few conditions.

El Paso Elects Openly LGBT State Lawmaker
May 30 2012 9:00 AM ET

El Paso Elects Openly Gay State Lawmaker

Editors

El Paso voters have elected Mary E. Gonzalez, an openly gay woman, to the Texas House of Representatives, Gay Politics reports.

Minnesota Minister Who Stood for Marriage Equality Trying to Save Church
May 29 2012 7:44 PM ET

Pro-LGBT Minn. Pastor Trying to Save Church

Trudy Ring

Supporters are trying to help a St. Paul church that lost many members over its pastor's endorsement of marriage equality.

NOM Spokeswoman and Radio Host Claim Fight Against Hedonism Sacrificial Sex
May 29 2012 6:49 PM ET

NOM Spokeswoman: Fight Hedonism, Sacrificial Sex

Michelle Garcia

A radio host and a spokeswoman for the National Organization for Marriage agreed that the devil takes delight in homosexuality because it causes the downfall of society.

Ontario Catholic Schools Balk at Gay-Straight Alliances
May 29 2012 11:28 AM ET

Ontario Catholic Schools Balk at Gay-Straight Alliances

Julie Bolcer

Leaders of Catholic schools in Ontario, which receive a significant amount of public funding, object to legislation that would allow antibullying clubs to call themselves "gay-straight alliances."

Gay Uncle Inspires British Politician to Support Marriage Equality
May 29 2012 10:17 AM ET

Gay Uncle Inspires British Politician to Support Marriage Equality

Julie Bolcer

Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor of the Exchequer, made a video for the Out4Marriage campaign inspired by his late gay uncle.

Maryland Marriage Equality Opponents Face Ballot Signature Deadline
May 29 2012 9:19 AM ET

Maryland: Deadline Looms for Marriage Opponents

Editors

Marriage equality opponents in Maryland face a Tuesday deadline to submit at least one third of the signatures necessary to put the issue on the ballot in November.

WATCH Gay Advocate Says Dinner With Her Family Might Soften Antigay Leader Tony Perkins
May 28 2012 5:03 PM ET

WATCH: Activist Says Family Dinner Might Soften Antigay Leader's Attitude

Trudy Ring

Jennifer Chrisler tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin that she asked Tony Perkins to dinner in hopes of softening his heart.

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