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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.
Same-Sex Wedding Forcibly Cancelled After Complaints of "Madness"

Complaints of 'Madness' Force Same-Sex Wedding's Cancellation

After the wedding of Fernando Urias and Victor Manuel Aguirre was cancelled again by Mexicali officials, a social media campaign dubbed #myrightsarenotinsanity sprung up in their support.

Irish Priest Comes Out, Gets Standing Ovation

Irish Priest Comes Out, Gets Standing Ovation

Delivering a sermon in which he expressed support for marriage equality, an Irish priest told his flock that he is gay.

Westboro Baptist Protests Gay Christian Network Conference, Community Responds With Wall Of Love

Westboro Baptist Protests Gay Christian Network Conference, Community Responds With Wall Of Love

To block the hate spewed at LGBT Christians attending the Gay Christian Network Conference, a local clergy organized a counter protest made of love.

Marriage Equality Among David Cameron's Proudest Achievements

Marriage Equality Tops David Cameron's Proudest Achievements

Bucking some of his own party's loudest critics, the U.K.'s Conservative Party prime minister is unflinching and unapologetic about his support for LGBT equality.

Tiffany Ad Features Gay Couple for First Time

Tiffany Campaign Features Gay Couple for First Time

They aren't models, either. They're a real couple.

Starkville, Miss. Repeals State's First Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Starkville, Miss. Repeals State's First Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

While two city council members voted to continue supporting LGBT employees and their partners, they were overruled by five others in a closed-door session. Now, can the mayor veto it?

Michael Sam Reportedly Engaged to Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

Michael Sam Reportedly Engaged to Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

The NFL free agent and his college sweetheart reportedly got engaged in Italy on Sam's 25th birthday.

WATCH: Does Don Lemon's Question to Muslim Lawyer Reach New Insensitive Heights?

WATCH: Is This Don Lemon's Most Insensitive Question Yet?

Out CNN reporter Don Lemon seems to be doing his best to secure a repeat of his 2014 victory, when he was named the year's worst journalist.

Incarcerated Trans Woman Sues New York Prison Over Sexual Assault

Incarcerated Trans Woman Sues New York Prison Over Sexual Assault

LeslieAnn Manning says staff at her male prison facility knew that she, as a trans woman, faced an increased risk of rape, but chose to turn a blind eye.

WATCH: Nation's First Trans Mayor Says Trans Politicians No Longer a 'Big Deal'

WATCH: Nation's First Trans Mayor Says He's No Longer a 'Big Deal'

As Silverton, Ore., mayor Stu Rasmussen quietly left office this week, the politician said being elected as an out trans person is thankfully not the showstopper it used to be.

Reports: Fifth Circuit May Strike Down Marriage Bans in Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi

Reports: Fifth Circuit May Strike Down Marriage Bans

Initial reports from today's hearing at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans suggest marriage equality supporters could be in for good news.

WATCH: Gay All-Stars Come Out for 'Imitation Game' Campaign

WATCH: Gay All-Stars Come Out for Imitation Game Campaign

An awards-season ad promoting the movie mixes history with blurbs from LGBT leaders and icons,

Which Lone Democratic Senator Isn't Attached to the Federal Marriage Bill?

Which Lone Democratic Senator Isn't Attached to the Federal Marriage Bill?

Is it possible for the last Senate Democrat to flip his stance on marriage equality?

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