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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.
Watching Obama at the Stonewall Inn
May 10 2012 12:29 PM ET

Where Were You? Watching Obama at the Stonewall Inn

Christopher Harrity

It was just another day at the fabled Stonewall Inn. Then the president made that statement of support.

House Republicans Retaliate for Pro-Marriage Stance From Obama
May 10 2012 12:16 PM ET

House GOP Retaliates Against Obama With DOMA Bill

Lucas Grindley

Republicans wasted no time reacting to the president's pro-marriage stance with new legislation.

New York Republican for Marriage Equality Will Not Seek Re-election
May 10 2012 12:01 PM ET

N.Y. Republican for Marriage Equality Won't Seek Reelection

Julie Bolcer

James Alesi, the first Republican state senator to announce his support for marriage equality in New York, will not seek reelection this fall.

News Updates Following Historic Obama Announcement on Marriage Equality
May 10 2012 8:47 AM ET

News Roundup: The Day After

Editors

A hero's welcome in Los Angeles, a second chance for Colorado civil unions, and the electoral impact of coming out for marriage.

More From Pols and Activists on Obama Marriage Statement
May 09 2012 7:55 PM ET

More From Pols, Activists on Obama Marriage Statement

Advocate.com Editors

Obama's announcement is the topic of the day.

Not Everyone Thrilled With Obama Move
May 09 2012 7:42 PM ET

Not Everyone Thrilled With Obama Move

Advocate.com Editors

Right-wing leaders quickly denounced the president for supporting marriage equality.

Canada May Get Genderless Passports Soon
May 09 2012 5:36 PM ET

Canada May Get Genderless Passports Soon

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A new report today in La Presse newspaper in Canada suggests that soon Canadians may be able to apply for genderless passports — some form of national passport that does not reveal the carrier's gender.

Still More Comments on Obama Evolution
May 09 2012 5:19 PM ET

Still More Comments on Obama Evolution

Advocate.com Editors

But wait -- there's more.

More Respond to Obama Announcement
May 09 2012 4:21 PM ET

More Respond to Obama Announcement

Advocate.com Editors

More reaction, largely positive, from activist leaders.

Fox News Blasts Obama Announcement and Says He Declares War on Marriage
May 09 2012 4:11 PM ET

Fox News Slant: Obama 'Declares War' on Marriage

Neal Broverman

Rupert Murdoch must be steaming mad right now.

Mitt Romney Says He Has No Plans to Evolve On Marriage Equality
May 09 2012 3:37 PM ET May 09 2012 9:16 PM ET

Mitt Romney Says He Has No Plans to Evolve on Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

While President Barack Obama has declared his support for marriage equality,  telling ABC's Robin Roberts that he has evolved on the issue in part because of his daughters and their friends, Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said earlier today that he unequivocally opposes "marriage between people of the same gender."

Watch the Video Of Obama Standing Up for Marriage Equality
May 09 2012 3:34 PM ET

WATCH: Obama Stand Up for Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Watch the interview that will go down in history.

Reaction Pours in After Obama Statement
May 09 2012 3:22 PM ET

Reaction Pours in After Obama Statement

Advocate.com Editors

Activists are reacting swifly to the president's comments in support of marriage equality.

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