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.
WATCH: Finally, First Couple Married in Michigan
March 22 2014 11:25 AM ET June 04 2014 3:28 PM ET

WATCH: Finally, First Couple Married in Michigan

Lucas Grindley

After a long line of couples were married Saturday morning in Michigan, a federal appeals court stepped in and brought it to a halt.

Antigay Activist Doesn't Like Pride Parade Rules, Won't March
March 21 2014 8:44 PM ET

Antigay Activist Doesn't Like Pride Parade Rules, Won't March

Trudy Ring

Bill Donohue has nixed plans to march in New York City's LGBT pride parade, saying he won't attend a required 'gay training session.'

WATCH: Mich. Moms Learn They've Defeated Marriage Ban
March 21 2014 7:23 PM ET

WATCH: Mich. Moms Learn They've Defeated Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

See the moment April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse learned that the state of Michigan must recognize their marriage and subsequently, their family.

Transphobic Md. Lawmaker Fears 'Men in Dresses' Will Take Advantage of Nondiscrimination Bill
March 21 2014 6:39 PM ET

Transphobic Md. Lawmaker Fears 'Men in Dresses' Will Result from Nondiscrimination Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

In an effort to defeat a popular employment, housing, and public accommodation nondiscrimination bill, opponents are resorting to frequently used, frequently debunked "bathroom panic" tactics.

Michigan: Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban
March 21 2014 5:22 PM ET June 04 2014 3:48 PM ET

Michigan: Federal Judge Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

BREAKING: The argument that same-sex couples make bad parents took a blow as Michigan's marriage ban was struck down by a federal judge.

One Million Moms Outraged Over Honey Maid's Gay-Inclusive Ad
March 21 2014 2:49 PM ET

One Million Moms Outraged Over Honey Maid's Gay-Inclusive Ad

Jase Peeples

The antigay group says the snack brand’s inclusion of gay families attempts to ‘normalize sin.’

WATCH: Ark. Trans Woman Fired For Using Women's Restroom
March 21 2014 1:43 PM ET

Ark. Trans Woman Fired For Using Women's Restroom

Parker Marie Molloy

An Arkansas trans woman claims to have been fired from a local McDonald's for using the women's restroom.

Mo. Baptist College Rejects Gay Student's Readmission Application
March 21 2014 1:23 PM ET

Gay Student Rejected from Mo. College for 'Misuse of God's Gifts'

Sunnivie Brydum

Hannibal-LaGrange University initially accepted Chase Martinson's application for readmission — but then administrators discovered he was gay.

WATCH: Catholic Nun Shocks Italy's 'The Voice'
March 21 2014 1:03 PM ET

WATCH: Catholic Nun Shocks Italy's The Voice

Michael O'Loughlin

A 25-year-old nun wows judges with rendition of Alicia Keys's "No One."

WATCH: Antigay Leader Predicts 'Revolution' in Response to LGBT Movement
March 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

WATCH: Antigay Leader Predicts 'Revolution' in Response to LGBT Movement

Michael O'Loughlin

Fringe pastor Scott Lively claims a revolution is at hand to fight the gay agenda.

New Morality Clauses for Catholic School Teachers
March 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

New Morality Clauses for Catholic School Teachers

Michael O'Loughlin

New rules govern how teachers at Catholic schools in Cincinnati must conduct private lives.

Nate Silver Steps Into First Controversy at New Site
March 20 2014 8:27 PM ET

Nate Silver Steps Into First Controversy at New Site

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Gay statistician and politics guru Nate Silver drew fire this week for hiring a polarizing science writer, Roger Pielke Jr., for Silver's newly launched website.

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