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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.
WWE Fans Give Hate The Smackdown
April 21 2014 4:13 PM ET

WWE Fans Give Hate The Smackdown

Advocate.com Editors

For pro wrestlers, it's no guts, no glory, and no hate.

Ore. Bar Found Guilty of Discriminating Against Trans Patrons Shuts Its Doors
April 21 2014 3:51 PM ET

Ore. Bar, Found Guilty of Antitrans Discrimination, Closes

Parker Marie Molloy

Citing the 2007 Oregon Equality Act, a group of trans women and cross-dressers filed a discrimination complaint against a local bar owner. After the owner failed to pay a $400,000 fine, the bar has closed.

WATCH: Cokie Roberts Stands Up to Antigay Religious Activists
April 21 2014 3:15 PM ET

WATCH: Cokie Roberts Schools Antigay 'Christians'

Trudy Ring

On ABC's This Week, veteran journalist Roberts pushed back against the likes of Franklin Graham and Ralph Reed when they opposed adoption by same-sex couples and the 'sin' of homosexuality.

Gay Widower Asks for Marriage-Based Green Card
April 21 2014 2:48 PM ET

Gay Widower Asks for Marriage-Based Green Card

Sunnivie Brydum

Anthony Sullivan spent more than 40 years with his husband, Richard Adams, before Adams died in 2012. Now Sullivan, an Australian national, is asking U.S. immigration services to recognize the couple's marriage and recognize him as the surviving spouse of a U.S. citizen.

Oregon Marriage Ban In Court — Without Any Defense
April 21 2014 2:17 PM ET

No One Is Defending Oregon's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge will hear two cases Wednesday that aim to strike down Oregon's anti-marriage equality law, but no party has stepped in to defend the voter-approved constitutional amendment.

Hispanic Evangelicals to Feature 'Ex-Gay' Speaker
April 21 2014 12:36 PM ET

Hispanic Evangelicals to Feature 'Ex-Gay' Speaker

Michael O'Loughlin

The largest Hispanic evangelical organization in the U.S. will feature a proponent of Bible-based 'conversion therapy' at a conference later this month.

U.S. Department of Justice Launches Trans Outreach Training Initiative
April 21 2014 8:30 AM ET

DOJ Launches Trans Outreach Program

Parker Marie Molloy

With nearly half of all transgender individuals unwilling to report crimes to police for fear of being further harassed and mistreated by officers, the U.S. Department of Justice is working to remedy this ongoing issue.

Illinois GOP Tosses Antigay Committee Members
April 20 2014 2:10 PM ET

Illinois GOP Tosses Antigay Committee Members

Neal Broverman

Six of seven state Republican committee members who blasted the former GOP chairman for endorsing marriage equality are handed pink slips.

S.C. Town Fights Firing of Lesbian Police Chief
April 18 2014 3:02 PM ET

WATCH: S.C. Town Fights Firing of Lesbian Police Chief

Trudy Ring

Residents of Latta, S.C., say Crystal Moore was an exemplary officer and chief, but Mayor Earl Bullard wanted to get rid of her because she's a lesbian.

B. Scott to Appeal Ruling Finding BET Didn't Discriminate
April 18 2014 1:53 PM ET

B. Scott to Appeal Ruling Finding BET Didn't Discriminate

Sunnivie Brydum

A Los Angeles judge has dismissed transgender media maven B. Scott's lawsuit claiming that BET discriminated against him when the network yanked him off the red carpet before the 2013 BET Awards and demanded he put on more traditionally masculine attire.

WATCH: N.Y. Student Told Her Trans Boyfriend Not Allowed at Prom, Couple Plans Their Own
April 18 2014 8:07 AM ET

N.Y. Couple Plan Own Prom After Discrimination

Parker Marie Molloy

An 18-year-old senior at a Christian high school in Queens, N.Y., was told she won't be allowed to bring her boyfriend — an alum of the school — to prom because he's transgender.

Ark. Marriage Ruling Likely in Two Weeks
April 17 2014 6:21 PM ET

Ark. Marriage Ruling Likely in Two Weeks

Trudy Ring

So says Judge Chris Piazza, who heard arguments today in a case challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Okla. Marks Second Marriage Challenge at Appeals Court
April 17 2014 4:41 PM ET

Okla. Marks Second Marriage Challenge at Appeals Court

Sunnivie Brydum

A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver heard oral arguments today in the challenge to Oklahoma's constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage.

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