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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.
CNN to Test New Don Lemon Prime-Time Show
March 07 2014 4:36 PM ET

CNN to Test New Don Lemon Prime-Time Show

Ran Aubrey Frazier

In its latest bid for higher ratings, CNN will debut The Don Lemon Show on Mondays at 10 p.m.

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think
March 07 2014 4:20 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think

Michael O'Loughlin

A group of Christian pastors in Chicago will provide safe space for LGBTs fleeing draconian laws in Africa.

Virginia's House of Delegates Repeals Sodomy Ban
March 07 2014 2:52 PM ET

Sorry Ken, Virginia's House OK With Sodomy

Daniel Reynolds

The bill, which revises the state's longstanding 'Crimes Against Nature' statute, was passed unanimously and is awaiting the signature of Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Meet the Controversial Spiritual Adviser to Trans People
March 07 2014 12:39 PM ET

Meet the Controversial Spiritual Adviser to Trans People

Michael O'Loughlin

A Catholic nun has provided religious counseling for hundreds of transgender people throughout the U.S.

Where Can You Get Married in Illinois?
March 07 2014 12:07 PM ET

Where Can You Get Married in Illinois?

Trudy Ring

At least five counties are joining Cook and Champaign in accepting license applications from same-sex couples, but more are waiting for June 1, the marriage equality law's original effective date.

March 07 2014 10:25 AM ET

How to Get a Job With Nate Silver

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Timeline: When Executive Orders Came First?
March 07 2014 7:00 AM ET

Timeline: When Executive Orders Came First?

Advocate.com Editors

Executive orders were the starting point for past civil rights actions.

Here's Why Facebook Is Sponsoring Right-Wing CPAC Event
March 06 2014 6:12 PM ET

Here's Why Facebook Is Sponsoring Right-Wing CPAC

Sunnivie Brydum

The social media giant says the Conservative Political Action Conference is just one of a number of events across the ideological spectrum which it sponsors.

News Anchor on Russia's RT Network Quits Job in Protest
March 06 2014 5:34 PM ET

News Anchor on Russia's RT Network Quits Job on Air in Protest

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Liz Wahl, an American anchor on Russia's RT network, resigned yesterday, citing ethical and moral conflicts related to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

Pope's Civil Unions Comments Spur Hope — But Caution Too
March 06 2014 5:12 PM ET

Pope's Civil Unions Comments Spur Hope — But Caution Too

Michael O'Loughlin

The Vatican emphasizes that Pope Francis did not intend to enter the debate over same-sex civil unions, but some say he's opened the door wider for such discussions.

Wyoming Couples Sue for Marriage Equality
March 06 2014 4:46 PM ET

Wyoming Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Four couples and the statewide group Wyoming Equality filed the suit in a state court Wednesday.

WATCH: Ariz. Senator Comes Out as Gay
March 06 2014 2:56 PM ET

WATCH: Ariz. Senator Comes Out as Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

In response to Arizona's almost-successful effort to legalize discrimination based on religious beliefs, State Sen. Steve Gallardo announced that he's a gay man.

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