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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.
Healey, Kerrigan Win Statewide Primary Bids in Massachusetts
September 10 2014 2:23 PM ET

Healey, Kerrigan Win Statewide Primary Bids in Massachusetts

Michelle Garcia

Two out candidates vying for statewide seats won their primary challenges Tuesday night.

WATCH: Toronto School Board Member Tongue-Tied Over Transphobic Tweets
September 10 2014 2:14 PM ET

School Board Member Tongue-Tied Over Transphobic Tweets

Mitch Kellaway

A Toronto School Board member was struck dumb when a local reporter asked him about his tweets claiming he 'reserved the right' to believe that trans people don't exist and may or may not be mentally ill.

Ninth Circuit Judges Hint at Favorable Ruling Coming Soon
September 10 2014 12:02 PM ET

Ninth Circuit Judges Hint at Favorable Ruling Coming Soon

Matt Baume

Judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appeared sympathetic to those challenging marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada.

PHOTOS: Historic, Histrionic Sisters
September 10 2014 8:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Historic, Histrionic Sisters

Christopher Harrity

Greg Day and Mark Harvey show the theatrical, ecclesiastical side of activism with their historic images of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in a new exhibit.

Op-ed: The Very Personal Side of Challenging Marriage Laws
September 10 2014 6:20 AM ET

A Very Personal Side of Challenging Marriage Laws

James Esseks

Some of the people who are making marriage a reality through legal challenges are doing so by sharing their toughest moments with the world.

Op-ed: Turning the Page for Trans Rights at HRC
September 10 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Is HRC Turning the Page for Trans Rights?

Rebecca Juro

Can trans people trust HRC now? Maybe, if the organization can prove worthy of it.

New Evangelical Group Supports Marriage Equality
September 09 2014 3:31 PM ET

Evangelicals Support Marriage Equality?

Trudy Ring

Evangelicals for Marriage Equality says evangelical Christians can support marriage equality in the civil sphere regardless of their churches' beliefs on the issue.

What If the Supreme Court Doesn't Take a Marriage Case?
September 09 2014 2:06 PM ET

What If the Supreme Court Doesn't Take a Marriage Case?

Matt Baume

Even if the Supreme Court justices don't take up any of the same-sex marriage case before them, marriage equality could be on its way to 65 million Americans.

PHOTOS: Chris Rijksen Explores Gender as a Performance
September 09 2014 6:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Exploring Gender as Performance

Mitch Kellaway

Dutch transmasculine photographer Chris Rijksen uses his body and clothing to explore the 'multitudes' of gender identity.

HRC's Chad Griffin on Trans Inclusion, ENDA, and Michael Sam
September 08 2014 5:57 PM ET

Chad Griffin on Trans Inclusion, ENDA, and Michael Sam

Rebecca Juro

Interviewed just hours after his historic apology to trans people at the Southern Comfort conference, Griffin talks to Advocate contributor Rebecca Juro about HRC's plans and priorities.

N.C., Miss. Cities to Offer Same-Sex Spousal Benefits
September 08 2014 5:51 PM ET

N.C., Miss. Cities to Offer Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

Trudy Ring

Winston-Salem becomes the first N.C. city to recognize same-sex marriage for employee benefits purposes, while Starkville, Miss., is the first in the state with domestic-partner benefits.

WATCH: How Long Will Supreme Court Wait to Take Marriage Case?
September 08 2014 5:34 PM ET

WATCH: How Long Will SCOTUS Wait to Take Up Marriage?

Matt Baume

Three marriage equality cases are currently awaiting review by the U.S. Supreme Court. But there are several more making a beeline for the nation's highest court.

WATCH LIVE: Appeals Court Hears Marriage Cases
September 08 2014 3:00 PM ET

WATCH LIVE: Appeals Court Hears Marriage Cases

Sunnivie Brydum

Starting at 1 p.m. Pacific, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments regarding marriage equality in Idaho, Nevada, and Hawaii.

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