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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.
Democrats Approve Marriage Equality Platform
September 06 2012 1:13 PM ET

Democrats Approve Marriage Equality Platform

Democrats became the first major American political party to approve a platform endorsing marriage equality.

Listen to Advocate News Director on What Is Really Inside the GOP Platform

LISTEN: What's Actually In the GOP Platform

Advocate.com Editor Lucas Grindley spoke with TruthDig Radio about the startling homophobia lurking

Stuart Milk Makes the Obama Case to North Carolina

Stuart Milk Makes the Obama Case to North Carolina

The nephew of the slain gay rights pioneer says Charlotte is critical to reelection for President Obama.

Organizers at the DNC Hope to Bring Change to Charlotte

Organizers Hope to Bring Change to Charlotte

Young people in Charlotte want to use the DNC as the start of a local progressive movement that highlights matters of LGBT equality.

Photos from an LGBT Welcome Party at the DNC

PHOTOS: DNC Kicks Off With LGBT Welcome Party

The Unity Through Community LGBT welcome event was held at the new North Carolina Dance Theatre building, just blocks away from official convention venue sites in Uptown Charlotte.

Poland to Introduce Civil Partnership Law

Poland to Introduce Civil Partnership Law

The Roman Catholic country's ruling center-right party is set to propose legislation creating civil partnerships for same-sex couples.

Minneapolis Archbisop Urges Catholics to Ban Marriage Equality

Minneapolis Archbisop Urges Catholics to Ban Marriage Equality

John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, is urging Catholic parishioners to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment in Minnesota defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Wayne Besen Takes On Anti-Gay Minister

WATCH: Wayne Besen Takes on 'God Has A Better Way' Founder

The Truth Wins Out founder charges Evangelical Christian, founder of ministry preaching "ex-gay" lifestyle, with inciting violence against the LGBT community. 

Newlyweds Give Same-Sex Couples First Dance at Wedding

Newlyweds Give Same-Sex Couples First Dance at Wedding

An Indianapolis couple reserved the traditional first dance at their wedding for LGBT couples who are still denied the right to marry.

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