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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.
BREAKING: Christian Charity Reverses Pro-Gay Decision
March 26 2014 5:03 PM ET March 27 2014 11:43 AM ET

Christian Charity Reverses Pro-Gay Decision

Michael O'Loughlin

World Vision USA reverses its decision to welcome openly gay employees.

Billy Graham's Son: Gays 'Recruit' Children Through Adoption
March 26 2014 2:39 PM ET

Billy Graham's Son: Gays Don't Adopt, They 'Recruit'

Daniel Reynolds

Franklin Graham further voiced his support of Russia's 'gay propaganda' law, which he said protects children from exploitation by gays and lesbians.

WATCH: Jesus Wouldn't Bake Gay Wedding Cake, Says Pat Robertson
March 26 2014 2:30 PM ET

WATCH: Jesus Wouldn't Bake Gay Wedding Cake

Trudy Ring

Jesus wouldn't have baked a cake for a same-sex wedding because the couple would have been stoned to death before the ceremony could take place, says the televangelist.

Supreme Court Ponders Scope of 'Religious Exemptions'
March 25 2014 9:31 PM ET

Supreme Court Ponders Scope of 'Religious Exemptions'

Trudy Ring

Hobby Lobby and other companies don't want to cover contraceptives for employees — could a ruling in their favor mean denial of benefits needed by LGBT workers?

'Stone the Gays' Pastor Has Some More Crazy Ideas
March 25 2014 6:44 PM ET

'Stone the Gays' Pastor Has Some More Crazy Ideas

Michael O'Loughlin

A Harlem pastor believes President Obama released 'homo demons,' and that's just the beginning.

Miss. Couple Creates First Record of Same-Sex Marriage
March 25 2014 4:33 PM ET

Miss. Couple Creates First Record of Same-Sex Marriage

Trudy Ring

The couple's registration of their New York marriage license doesn't mean Mississippi will recognize their union, but it's part of a push for marriage equality in Southern states.

Large Christian Charity Embraces Gay Employees ... If They're Married
March 25 2014 4:32 PM ET

Large Christian Charity Embraces Gay Employees ... If They're Married

Michael O'Loughlin

World Vision USA is updating its code of conduct to reflect changing marriage norms.

Tenn. Student Religious Protection Bill Delivered to Gov.
March 25 2014 4:15 PM ET

Tenn. Student Religious Protection Bill Delivered to Gov.

Sunnivie Brydum

The bill would allow all Tennesee students to cite their religious beliefs in homework, at school functions, or in the classroom 'free from discrimination.'

Advocate.com News Director on U.S. Response to Uganda: 'It's a Start'
March 25 2014 2:38 PM ET

Advocate.com News Director on U.S. Response to Uganda: 'It's a Start'

Daniel Reynolds

Sunnivie Brydum, news director for Advocate.com, weighs in on the U.S. response to Uganda's 'jail the gays' law on Pivot's TakePart Live.

WATCH: Va. Christian School Rejects 8-Year-old Tomboy, Citing 'God-Ordained' Gender Role
March 25 2014 2:22 PM ET

WATCH: Christian School Rejects 8-Year-old Tomboy

Parker Marie Molloy

An 8-year-old cisgender girl has been pulled from her local Christian school after being told she acts too much like a boy.

Michigan: Gov. Snyder Avoids Concrete Answers on Marriage
March 25 2014 2:04 PM ET

Michigan: Gov. Snyder Avoids Concrete Answers on Marriage

Michelle Garcia

Though there are several marriages in limbo in Michigan after a federal court issued a stay on marriage licenses, the governor's office has been quietly avoiding the matter.

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