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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.
WATCH: No Hate Crime in Matthew Shepard's Death, Says Antigay Lawyer
October 28 2014 3:33 PM ET

WATCH: No Hate Crime in Matthew Shepard's Death?

Trudy Ring

The characterization of Shepard's murder is part of a scheme promoting 'the homosexual agenda' of 'unfettered sexual liberty and the silencing of all dissent,' says lawyer Erik Stanley.

WATCH: Fla. Reporter Blasts Governor's 'Appalling' Marriage Equality Opposition
October 28 2014 3:00 PM ET

WATCH: Fla. Gov's 'Appalling' Opposition to Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

In offering his 'personal perspective about a politician who just refuses to take responsibility,' Florida political reporter Michael Putney had some harsh words for Gov. Rick Scott.

Texas, Louisiana Marriage Bans Finally Headed to Court — Next Year
October 28 2014 1:15 PM ET

Texas, Louisiana Marriage Bans Finally Headed to Court

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal appeals court will hear cases challenging bans on same-sex marriage in Texas and Louisiana January 5.

WATCH: Colbert Destroys Dimwit Politician Who Says Gays in the Military Get Massages All Day
October 28 2014 10:30 AM ET

See What Inspired Colbert's Ruthless Takedown of Politician

Jami Smith

Politicians can be pretty dumb, but Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert said something so out there that it inspired this ruthless takedown by Stephen Colbert.

Op-ed: The Road to Equality Must Be Journeyed Together
October 28 2014 8:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Road to Equality Must Be Journeyed Together

Sandra Fluke

Enemies of LGBTQ equality tend to also fight racial and gender equality. Activist and California State Senate candidate Sandra Fluke says history tells us how everyone can work to be equal.

WATCH: PrEP and the Need to Stop Treating Trans Women as Men Who Have Sex With Men
October 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: PrEP and the Need to Stop Treating Trans Women as Men

Katie Peoples

This short interview highlights the importance of trans women in HIV research.

WATCH: New Mississippi Marriage Case is a Big Deal
October 27 2014 6:04 PM ET

Why the New Mississippi Marriage Case Is a Big Deal

Matt Baume

When marriage equality mastermind Roberta Kaplan files a new lawsuit, it's a big deal.

Pro-Gay Methodist Minister's Reinstatement Upheld
October 27 2014 5:51 PM ET

Pro-Gay Methodist Minister's Reinstatement Upheld

Stevie St. John

The United Methodist Church's highest court affirmed that removing Rev. Frank Schaefer from the ministry for performing his son's same-sex wedding was an improper penalty.

Australian Tabloid Apologizes for Sensationalizing Trans Woman's Murder
October 27 2014 5:44 PM ET

Aussie Tabloid Finally Apologizes for Dehumanizing Trans Coverage

Mitch Kellaway

Australia's The Courier Mail came under fire for its transphobic approach to covering Mayang Prasetyo's murder. Three weeks later, the newspaper finally has a response.

7 Times the WBC Out-Crazied Fellow Antigay Kansans
October 27 2014 5:32 PM ET

7 Times the WBC Out-Crazied Fellow Antigay Kansans

Sunnivie Brydum

The infamously hateful Westboro Baptist Church wants to help the state of Kansas defend its ban on same-sex marriage. Bet you can't guess why ...

PHOTOS: Taiwan Pride 2014 Is All About Marriage Equality
October 27 2014 4:27 PM ET

PHOTOS: Taiwan Pride Is All About Marriage Equality

Thom Senzee

Tens of thousands of people marched in Taipei at Asia's largest Pride Parade to urge support for a controversial bill on same-sex marriage currently awaiting debate in Taiwan's parliament.

Kansas Conservative Seeks to Oust 'Stinker' Pro-Equality Judge
October 27 2014 3:34 PM ET

Kansas Conservative Seeks to Oust 'Stinker' Pro-Equality Judge

Trudy Ring

A judge who ordered that marriage licenses be issued to same-sex couples should be voted out of office, says the husband of a Republican legislator.

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