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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.
Study: Marriage Initiatives Enticed Liberal Voters in 2012
May 01 2014 1:19 PM ET

Study: Marriage Initiatives Enticed Liberal Voters in 2012

Michelle Garcia

Ballot initiatives to establish marriage equality in three states and reject a ban in another drove voters to the polls in 2012.

Ousted Gay Administrator Finds New Gig at Wash. Public School
May 01 2014 12:53 PM ET

Ousted Gay Admin. Finds New Gig at Wash. Public School

Sunnivie Brydum

After being forced out of his position as vice principal at a Catholic high school in Washington, Mark Zmuda is slated to accept a new position as associate principal at Mercer Island High School.

Denied Hormone Treatment, Ohio Trans Prisoner Files Lawsuit
May 01 2014 9:34 AM ET

Denied Hormone Treatment, Ohio Trans Prisoner Files Lawsuit

Parker Marie Molloy

A transgender woman serving a three-year sentence is suing the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction after being denied medically necessary hormone treatments.

Matt Goss: 'I Do' Have a Passion for Equality
May 01 2014 7:00 AM ET

Matt Goss: 'I Do' Have a Passion for Equality

Jase Peeples

On the heels of the release of the his latest album, Life You Imagine, the debonair British crooner talks about his passion for marriage equality and reworking new tracks to be more inclusive.

Suit Aims to Strike Down Ohio Marriage Ban
April 30 2014 7:38 PM ET

Suit Aims to Strike Down Ohio Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

The suit, filed today, is in addition to one calling on the state to recognize out-of-state same-sex unions.

Loopholes for Catholic Schools?
April 30 2014 6:33 PM ET

Loopholes for Catholic Schools?

Michael O'Loughlin

Catholic schools seek to define teachers as ministers to avoid compliance with antidiscrimination laws.

Catholic Bishops to Discuss Gay Unions, Family Life
April 30 2014 4:33 PM ET

Catholic Bishops to Discuss Gay Unions, Family Life

Michael O'Loughlin

At a meeting in Rome this fall, Catholic leaders will consider the church's teachings on a range of family issues.

Politician Dumps GOP Over Marriage Discrimination
April 30 2014 12:38 PM ET

Politician Dumps GOP Over Marriage Discrimination

Michelle Garcia

A Michigan lawmaker announced that he will leave the Republican Party because of its discriminatory stance on marriage equality as well as what he called 'taxpayer abuse.'

WATCH: Glenn Beck Laughs Up Notion That Hillary Clinton Is Lesbian
April 30 2014 11:24 AM ET

WATCH: Glenn Beck Laughs Up Notion Hillary Clinton Is Gay

Lucas Grindley

The right-wing's favorite unsubstantiated rumor about Hillary Clinton gets a boost from Glenn Beck.

TransMilitary Documentary Launches Crowdfunding Effort
April 30 2014 9:18 AM ET

TransMilitary Documentary Launches Crowdfunding Effort

Parker Marie Molloy

Despite the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, transgender individuals are still prohibited from serving in the military. A new documentary hopes to shine light on the issue.

Conservative Organization Launches Bid to Repeal Md. Trans Nondiscrimination Law
April 29 2014 3:34 PM ET

Bid to Repeal Trans Nondiscrimination Law Underway in Md.

Parker Marie Molloy

A conservative organization has announced its intent to challenge the state's recently-passed trans nondiscrimination bill despite the support of 71 percent of residents.

Poll: 61 Percent of Coloradans Support Marriage Equality
April 29 2014 2:24 PM ET

Poll: 61 Percent of Coloradans Support Marriage Equality

Kevin OKeeffe

Only 33 percent of Centennial State voters oppose allowing same-sex couples to marry.

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