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.
Federal Government Will Recognize 300 Michigan Marriages
March 28 2014 11:56 AM ET

Federal Government Will Recognize 300 Michigan Marriages

Michelle Garcia

The federal government announced it would recognize the marriages of those in Michigan who ran to get married after a district court ruling.

Lawsuit Seeks Halt to Joint Tax Filings by Mo. Same-Sex Couples
March 27 2014 6:58 PM ET

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Joint Taxes by Mo. Same-Sex Couples

Trudy Ring

The Missouri Baptist Convention and other marriage equality opponents want to keep same-sex couples from filing joint tax returns.

Puerto Rican Lesbian Couple Sues for Marriage Recognition
March 27 2014 4:49 PM ET

Puerto Rican Lesbian Couple Sues for Marriage Recognition

Sunnivie Brydum

A lesbian attorney and her partner of 14 years are taking aim at Puerto Rico's refusal to recognize the couple's 2004 Massachusetts marriage.

Hunter Valentine Cancels MichFest Performance Over 'Womyn Born Womyn' Policy
March 27 2014 4:19 PM ET

Hunter Valentine Cancels on MichFest Over Antitrans Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

The long-running women-only music festival has been criticized over a policy that excludes transgender women and is viewed by some as transphobic.

Md. Trans Nondiscrimination Bill Passes House Committee
March 27 2014 3:10 PM ET March 27 2014 3:58 PM ET

BREAKING: Md. Trans Nondiscrimination Act Headed to Gov.

Parker Marie Molloy

The bill, which would outlaw discrimination on the basis of gender identity in housing, education, and public accommodation, now goes to the governor, who has promised to sign it into law.

WATCH: Mich. Suspends Rights of Married Same-Sex Couples
March 27 2014 1:56 PM ET

WATCH: Mich. Suspends Rights of Gay Married Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

Michigan governor Rick Snyder confirmed that the more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in the hours when they were allowed are legal, but the couples won't have access to benefits.

Fox News Clings to Term 'Homosexual' in Covering LGBT Issues
March 27 2014 7:30 AM ET

Fox News Clings to Term 'Homosexual' in Covering LGBT Issues

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Despite a shift to other terminology by most news outlets, Fox persists in its use of 'homosexual' when covering stories about gays and lesbians.

Transphobic Coalition Files Lawsuit Against Calif. Secretary of State
March 26 2014 6:20 PM ET

Transphobic Coalition Still Fighting Calif. Trans Student Law

Parker Marie Molloy

Despite repeated set backs along the way, Privacy for All Students continues their attack on a California law.