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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.
Pennsylvania Gov. Won't Appeal Marriage Ruling
May 21 2014 2:27 PM ET

Pennsylvania Gov. Won't Appeal Marriage Ruling

Michelle Garcia

Pennsylvania's governor says he will not appeal a federal court ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

New Figures Show Majority of Americans Support Marriage Equality
May 21 2014 2:17 PM ET

New Figures Show Majority of Americans Support Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

A new Gallup poll shows that 55 percent of American voters support marriage equality, but another poll by Politico suggests lingering dissent.

Trannyshack No More: Founder Launches Rebranding Effort
May 21 2014 1:45 PM ET

Trannyshack No More: Founder Launches Rebranding Effort

Parker Marie Molloy

Since 1996, San Francisco–based drag event Trannyshack has been drawing crowds. After recent controversy surrounding the name, the event's founder looks to rebrand.

Rochester, N.Y., Radio Hosts Go on Transphobic Rant
May 21 2014 1:41 PM ET

Rochester, N.Y., Radio Hosts Go on Transphobic Rant

Parker Marie Molloy

Hosts of a popular Rochester radio show launched into a transphobic tirade, which included repeated misgenderings and an accusation that transgender people are mentally ill.

Op-ed: Remembering Pioneering Trans Writer, Activist, Matt Kailey
May 21 2014 11:10 AM ET

Op-ed: Remembering Pioneering Trans Writer, Activist, Matt Kailey

Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Colorado-based transgender journalist Matt Kailey passed away over the weekend, but his influence is remembered by those he worked with.

Crystal Bowersox on Why She Disagrees With Michfest But Will Still Perform
May 21 2014 6:15 AM ET

Crystal Bowersox Is Sticking With Michfest But Not Siding With It

Parker Marie Molloy

The singer-songwriter tells The Advocate she opposes Michfest's intention to exclude trans women but will still headline the event.

Idaho Marriage Ruling Stayed, Appeal Expedited
May 20 2014 7:40 PM ET

Idaho Marriage Ruling Stayed, Appeal Expedited

Trudy Ring

A federal appeals court will hear the case the week of September 8, but same-sex couples won't be able to marry in Idaho until the appeal is completed.

NOM Could Pay Record Fine for Maine Campaign
May 20 2014 2:27 PM ET

NOM Could Pay Record Fine for Maine Campaign

Trudy Ring

A state agency says the antigay National Organization for Marriage should have complied with registration regulations and revealed funders for its 2009 effort to repeal Maine's marriage equality law.

Judge Rules for Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania
May 20 2014 2:10 PM ET

Judge Rules for Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania

Trudy Ring

If his ruling is not appealed, the Keystone State would be the 19th in the U.S. with marriage equality.

PHOTOS: We're Getting Married in Oregon
May 20 2014 12:20 PM ET

PHOTOS: We're Getting Married in Oregon

Advocate.com Editors

A U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday that Oregon same-sex couples have the right to marry. So couples quickly decided to make it official.

WATCH: Florida Lawmaker Warns That School Standards Will Turns Kids Gay
May 20 2014 11:31 AM ET

WATCH: School Standards Turn Kids Gay, Lawmaker Warns

Lucas Grindley

The Florida Republican's comments have ensnared Governor Rick Scott politically.

Excerpt From 'Queer Clergy': Dollars for Disobedience
May 20 2014 3:39 AM ET

'Dollars for Disobedience' Meets Queer Clergy

R.W. Holmen

It took years for the nation's leading Lutheran denomination to welcome openly gay members and clergy. Here is a glimpse of the early process.

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