Politics
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.
Oregon Marriage Ban Goes to Court Today, Without NOM's Defense
April 23 2014 12:45 PM ET

Oregon Marriage Law Gets Its Day in Court, Without NOM

Sunnivie Brydum

Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage will be challenged in federal court today in Eugene, without any legal representative arguing in its favor.

Harvey Milk Gets A Forever Stamp
April 23 2014 10:52 AM ET

Harvey Milk Gets A Forever Stamp

Michelle Garcia

Gay activist and politician Harvey Milk will be honored with a U.S. Postal Service stamp, 36 years after his assassination.

Millennials Losing Their Religion, Keeping God
April 23 2014 10:11 AM ET

Millennials Losing Their Religion, Keeping God

Michael O'Loughlin

New research shows that while nearly half of millennials don't turn to religion for guidance, 62 percent still 'talk to God.'

Cardinal: 'Wrong' for Gay Catholics to March During Pride
April 23 2014 10:00 AM ET

Cardinal: 'Wrong' for Gay Catholics to March During Pride

Michael O'Loughlin

The archbishop of Toronto blasts Catholic-school teachers for plans to march in the WorldPride parade.

Op-ed: The High Stakes of Bad History
April 23 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The High Stakes of Bad History

Kevin Jennings

A book chronicling the movement toward marriage equality seems to be rewriting history.

Poll Shows Strong Republican Opposition to Marriage Equality
April 22 2014 5:05 PM ET

Poll Shows Strong Republican Opposition to Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The results are contrary to those of some other recent polls, but the right-wing groups that commissioned this poll say others were skewed by how questions were worded.

WATCH: Colo. Vets Come Out for Marriage Equality
April 22 2014 2:17 PM ET

WATCH: Colo. Vets Come Out for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A new ad from Why Marriage Matters Colorado aims to highlight military support for marriage equality in the Centennial State.

Same-Sex Couples Sue Georgia for Right to Marry
April 22 2014 1:20 PM ET

Same-Sex Couples Sue Georgia for Right to Marry

Daniel Reynolds

Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on behalf of three gay couples and a widow challenging the state's 2004 ban on same-sex marriage.

Houston Mayor Introduces Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Ordinance
April 22 2014 12:36 PM ET

Houston Mayor Introduces LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Parker Marie Molloy

The country's largest city without an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance looks to change that with a new draft policy, proposed by the city's first LGBT mayor.

NOM Wants to Defend Oregon's Marriage Ban
April 22 2014 12:07 PM ET

NOM Wants to Defend Oregon's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay National Organization for Marriage has filed a motion to step in and defend Oregon's same-sex marriage ban in federal court Wednesday.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Highlights 'Confusion' in U.S. on LGBT Issues
April 22 2014 11:14 AM ET

WATCH: Maddow Takes on 'Confusion' Over LGBT Issues

Ran Aubrey Frazier

On her MSNBC program, Rachel Maddow juxtaposed two opposing news stories — Louisiana's rejection of a repeal of its antisodomy law versus a California Prop. 8 lawyer's 'evolution' on same-sex marriage.

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