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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.
The ACLU Is Helping These 5 Couples Plan (Il)legal Weddings
April 04 2014 5:00 AM ET

The ACLU Is Helping These 5 Couples Plan (Il)legal Weddings

Daniel Reynolds

These five gay and lesbian couples, who are all from states where same-sex marriage is illegal, have won $5,000 to plan their dream wedding in a marriage equality state.

Miss. Gov. Signs 'License to Discriminate' Into Law
April 03 2014 6:07 PM ET

Miss. Gov. Signs 'License to Discriminate' Into Law

Sunnivie Brydum

Opponents warn that the new law will allow widespread discrimination against LGBT people and others by those claiming serving such people or groups violates their 'religious freedom.'

Wisc. Man Becomes the State's First Trans Elected Official
April 03 2014 3:37 PM ET April 03 2014 6:55 PM ET

Wis. Man Becomes the State's First Trans Elected Official

Parker Marie Molloy

A resident of Appleton, Wis., since 2000, Gypsy Vered Meltzer became the state's first transgender elected official.

Federal Judge Rules Gays Are Protected by Sex Discrimination Laws
April 03 2014 2:02 PM ET

Federal Judge: Gays Are Protected by Sex Discrimination Laws

Daniel Reynolds

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly has issued a game-change ruling finding that gays and lesbians are protected from employment discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Parents Outraged by Presentation From Catholic Nun
April 03 2014 1:02 PM ET

Parents Outraged by Presentation From Catholic Nun

Michael O'Loughlin

Parents of students at an N.C. Catholic school are upset by an offensive talk on homosexuality.

Progress Iowa Casts Antigay Conservative as Supervillain in Mighty Moxy Comic Book
April 03 2014 12:57 PM ET

Progress Iowa Casts Antigay Conservative as Supervillain in Mighty Moxy Comic Book

Patrick Yacco

The statewide liberal organization is using a comic book to draw attention to bullying from extremists.

Op-ed: Franklin Graham's Judgments Are Anything But Christian-Like
April 03 2014 6:05 AM ET

Op-ed: Franklin Graham's Judgments Aren't Christian

Brian Cockman

The son of Billy Graham unloaded a string of antigay ideas in a recent newspaper interview.

Anglican Bishop to Gay Clergy: Come Out
April 03 2014 5:30 AM ET

Anglican Bishop to Gay Clergy: Come Out

Michael O'Loughlin

A bishop in the Church of England wants gay clergy to come out.

Trans 'Drag Race' Alum Says 'Some Things Need to Be Changed'
April 02 2014 3:38 PM ET

Trans Drag Race Alum: 'Some Things Need to Be Changed'

Daniel Reynolds

Monica Beverly Hillz, a former RuPaul's Drag Race cast member, speaks out against the Logo reality competition's use of transphobic terms.

WATCH: N.C. College Security Confronts Trans Student Over Bathroom Usage
April 02 2014 1:10 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. College Security Confronts Trans Student Over Bathroom Usage

Parker Marie Molloy

A 22-year-old transgender college student was removed from her North Carolina campus after being confronted by a security guard outside a women's restroom.

Miss. 'License to Discriminate' Bill Heads to Governor
April 02 2014 11:17 AM ET

Miss. 'License to Discriminate' Bill Heads to Governor

Sunnivie Brydum

Mississippi's own version of the Arizona "license to discriminate" bill is ready for the governor's signature. Will this governor opt for a different outcome?

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