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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.
Mormon Leader: Church Still Opposes Marriage Equality
April 06 2014 12:02 PM ET

Mormon Leader: Church Still Opposes Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

At a national conference Saturday, Apostle Neil L. Andersen reaffirmed the official Mormon position that marriage should be limited to one man and one woman.

Out Ariz. Sen. Responds to Colleague Who Told Him to 'Act More Gay'
April 05 2014 6:06 AM ET

Out Ariz. Sen. Responds to Request He 'Act More Gay'

Sunnivie Brydum

When a fellow Democrat told Steve Gallardo to 'act more gay,' he shot back by saying 'I can't.' Now he's speaking out about the incident exclusively with The Advocate.

Publisher of LGBT Paper Windy City Times Wins Life Achievement Award
April 04 2014 6:08 PM ET

Publisher of LGBT Paper Windy City Times Wins Life Achievement Award

Trudy Ring

Tracy Baim, a major figure in Chicago LGBT media for 30 years, will receive the award from the Chicago Headline Club in May.

Ore. Trans Student Sues Christian University Over On-Campus Housing Denial
April 04 2014 5:10 PM ET

Ore. Trans Student Sues School Over Housing Denial

Parker Marie Molloy

A trans student faces limited options in the wake of his school's recent housing decision.

BREAKING: Judge to Strike Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban
April 04 2014 1:23 PM ET

Judge to Strike Down Ohio's Marriage Recognition Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Federal judge Timothy Black says he'll strike down Ohio's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriages but won't mandate that Ohio begin performing such unions.

Ore. Gov. Candidate: Same-Sex Marriage a Sin, Like 'Murder'
April 04 2014 12:57 PM ET

Ore. Gov. Candidate: Same-Sex Marriage a Sin, Like 'Murder'

Trudy Ring

That's one of several ultraconservative stances held by fringe candidate Lorraine Mae Rafferty.

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.

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