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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.
Catholic Diocese Email Oops Shows Real Reason It Refuses to Sell House to Gay Couple
July 26 2012 1:40 PM ET

Diocese's Oops on Email Shows Real Reason It Refuses to Sell to Gay Couple

Lucas Grindley

Email can be tricky, as one Catholic Diocese in Massachusetts is learning.

Toolkit Helps Grassroots Activists Fight DOMA
July 26 2012 11:15 AM ET

Toolkit Helps Grassroots Activists Fight DOMA

Julie Bolcer

The Respect for Marriage Coalition launched a new website with resources to help activists participate in the campaign to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.

July 26 2012 10:37 AM ET

New HRC Leader Faces Ballot Box Test

NYC Asks Supreme Court to Hear DOMA Challenge from Edie Windsor
July 26 2012 9:33 AM ET

NYC Asks Supreme Court to Hear DOMA Challenge

Julie Bolcer

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said that DOMA “fatally undermines the city's substantial efforts" to protect same-sex couples from discrimination.

WATCH Transgender Candidate Out to Make History in Florida
July 25 2012 8:30 PM ET

WATCH: Transgender Candidate Out to Make History in Florida

Trudy Ring

Gina Duncan, a candidate for the Orange County, Fla., Commission, could be the first transgender person elected in the Southeast.

WATCH Rent Star Anthony Rapp There's Darkness Ahead if Romney is Elected
July 25 2012 6:44 PM ET

WATCH: Rent Star Anthony Rapp Predicts Darkness Ahead if Romney Wins

Jeremy Kinser

Anthony Rapp, who became a star with the Pulitzer Prize-winning AIDS-themed musical Rent, shares his conversations with LGBT youth and speaks out against presidential hopeful Mitt Romney i

Conservative Senator Says Pride Parades Too Political for Troop Participation
July 25 2012 5:10 PM ET

Right-Wing Senator: Pride Parades 'Political,' Not OK for Uniformed Troops

Trudy Ring

Conservative Republican senator James Inhofe is among those objecting to the decision to allow military members to wear their uniforms in San Diego's LGBT pride parade.

July 25 2012 10:59 AM ET

Victory Fund Endorses 16 LGBT Candidates

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Scotland to Introduce Marriage Equality
July 25 2012 9:36 AM ET

Scotland to Introduce Marriage Equality

Julie Bolcer

Scottish ministers said they would bring forth a marriage equality bill later this year following a government consultation produced a record number of responses on the issue.

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