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.

Ikea Removes Lesbian Couple From Its Russian Magazine

A spokeswoman for Ikea told Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper: "We have two guiding principles in the communication we distribute from Ikea. The first is home interior design.

Michele Bachmann Excludes LGBT Parents From Adoption Resolution

Michele Bachmann Excludes Gay Parents in Adoption Resolution

The Minnesota representative has rejected a request from Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who is gay, to include language that supports LGBT parents in an adoption resolution.

Houston Offers Benefits to Employees' Same-Sex Spouses

Houston Offers Benefits to Employees' Same-Sex Spouses

Mayor Annise Parker says this is the constitutional and right thing to do; meanwhile, Houston's county takes steps to protect LGBT prisoners.

PHOTOS: Sally Ride, Bayard Rustin Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

PHOTOS: Ride, Rustin Awarded Medal of Freedom

The gay pioneers were among 16 honorees awarded the highest civilian honor at the White House Wednesday.

Scott Lively: 'Butch Homosexuals' Beating Effeminate Russian Gays

Scott Lively: 'Butch Homosexuals' Beating Femme Russian Gays

The antigay American evangelical claims that Russia's violent crackdown on LGBT people is actually 'gay-on-gay' violence.

READ: Obama Marks Gettysburg Address With Handwritten, Gay-Inclusive Letter

READ: Obama Marks Gettysburg With Handwritten, Gay-Inclusive Letter

President Obama paid homage to the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with a handwritten letter lauding the ongoing fight for equality.

10 Things to Know: Bayard Rustin

10 Things to Know: Bayard Rustin

Here's a rundown on the man responsible for one of the largest peaceful demonstrations in American history.

'Ex-Gay' Therapist Leading Air Force Academy's Cadet Counseling

'Ex-Gay' Therapist Leading Air Force Academy's Cadet Counseling

Mike Rosebush has spent more than two decades advocating for the discredited therapeutic practice that aims to turn gay people straight. He's now the head of the cadet counseling program at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Cheney Family Fractured on Marriage Equality

Cheney Family Fractured on Marriage Equality

Liz Cheney and her gay sister, Mary Cheney, take their marriage equality arguments public.

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