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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.
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.

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.

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