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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.
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.

Hispanic Evangelicals to Feature 'Ex-Gay' Speaker
April 21 2014 12:36 PM ET

Hispanic Evangelicals to Feature 'Ex-Gay' Speaker

Michael O'Loughlin

The largest Hispanic evangelical organization in the U.S. will feature a proponent of Bible-based 'conversion therapy' at a conference later this month.

U.S. Department of Justice Launches Trans Outreach Training Initiative
April 21 2014 8:30 AM ET

DOJ Launches Trans Outreach Program

Parker Marie Molloy

With nearly half of all transgender individuals unwilling to report crimes to police for fear of being further harassed and mistreated by officers, the U.S. Department of Justice is working to remedy this ongoing issue.

Illinois GOP Tosses Antigay Committee Members
April 20 2014 2:10 PM ET

Illinois GOP Tosses Antigay Committee Members

Neal Broverman

Six of seven state Republican committee members who blasted the former GOP chairman for endorsing marriage equality are handed pink slips.

S.C. Town Fights Firing of Lesbian Police Chief
April 18 2014 3:02 PM ET

WATCH: S.C. Town Fights Firing of Lesbian Police Chief

Trudy Ring

Residents of Latta, S.C., say Crystal Moore was an exemplary officer and chief, but Mayor Earl Bullard wanted to get rid of her because she's a lesbian.

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