Politics
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.
WATCH: Mich. Suspends Rights of Married Same-Sex Couples
March 27 2014 12:56 PM ET

WATCH: Mich. Suspends Rights of Gay Married Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

Michigan governor Rick Snyder confirmed that the more than 300 same-sex marriages performed in the hours when they were allowed are legal, but the couples won't have access to benefits.

Fox News Clings to Term 'Homosexual' in Covering LGBT Issues
March 27 2014 6:30 AM ET

Fox News Clings to Term 'Homosexual' in Covering LGBT Issues

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Despite a shift to other terminology by most news outlets, Fox persists in its use of 'homosexual' when covering stories about gays and lesbians.

Transphobic Coalition Files Lawsuit Against Calif. Secretary of State
March 26 2014 5:20 PM ET

Transphobic Coalition Still Fighting Calif. Trans Student Law

Parker Marie Molloy

Despite repeated set backs along the way, Privacy for All Students continues their attack on a California law.

BREAKING: Christian Charity Reverses Pro-Gay Decision
March 26 2014 4:03 PM ET March 27 2014 10:43 AM ET

Christian Charity Reverses Pro-Gay Decision

Michael O'Loughlin

World Vision USA reverses its decision to welcome openly gay employees.

Billy Graham's Son: Gays 'Recruit' Children Through Adoption
March 26 2014 1:39 PM ET

Billy Graham's Son: Gays Don't Adopt, They 'Recruit'

Daniel Reynolds

Franklin Graham further voiced his support of Russia's 'gay propaganda' law, which he said protects children from exploitation by gays and lesbians.

WATCH: Jesus Wouldn't Bake Gay Wedding Cake, Says Pat Robertson
March 26 2014 1:30 PM ET

WATCH: Jesus Wouldn't Bake Gay Wedding Cake

Trudy Ring

Jesus wouldn't have baked a cake for a same-sex wedding because the couple would have been stoned to death before the ceremony could take place, says the televangelist.

Supreme Court Ponders Scope of 'Religious Exemptions'
March 25 2014 8:31 PM ET

Supreme Court Ponders Scope of 'Religious Exemptions'

Trudy Ring

Hobby Lobby and other companies don't want to cover contraceptives for employees — could a ruling in their favor mean denial of benefits needed by LGBT workers?

'Stone the Gays' Pastor Has Some More Crazy Ideas
March 25 2014 5:44 PM ET

'Stone the Gays' Pastor Has Some More Crazy Ideas

Michael O'Loughlin

A Harlem pastor believes President Obama released 'homo demons,' and that's just the beginning.

Miss. Couple Creates First Record of Same-Sex Marriage
March 25 2014 3:33 PM ET

Miss. Couple Creates First Record of Same-Sex Marriage

Trudy Ring

The couple's registration of their New York marriage license doesn't mean Mississippi will recognize their union, but it's part of a push for marriage equality in Southern states.

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