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.
Large Christian Charity Embraces Gay Employees ... If They're Married
March 25 2014 3:32 PM ET

Large Christian Charity Embraces Gay Employees ... If They're Married

Michael O'Loughlin

World Vision USA is updating its code of conduct to reflect changing marriage norms.

Tenn. Student Religious Protection Bill Delivered to Gov.
March 25 2014 3:15 PM ET

Tenn. Student Religious Protection Bill Delivered to Gov.

Sunnivie Brydum

The bill would allow all Tennesee students to cite their religious beliefs in homework, at school functions, or in the classroom 'free from discrimination.'

Advocate.com News Director on U.S. Response to Uganda: 'It's a Start'
March 25 2014 1:38 PM ET

Advocate.com News Director on U.S. Response to Uganda: 'It's a Start'

Daniel Reynolds

Sunnivie Brydum, news director for Advocate.com, weighs in on the U.S. response to Uganda's 'jail the gays' law on Pivot's TakePart Live.

WATCH: Va. Christian School Rejects 8-Year-old Tomboy, Citing 'God-Ordained' Gender Role
March 25 2014 1:22 PM ET

WATCH: Christian School Rejects 8-Year-old Tomboy

Parker Marie Molloy

An 8-year-old cisgender girl has been pulled from her local Christian school after being told she acts too much like a boy.

Michigan: Gov. Snyder Avoids Concrete Answers on Marriage
March 25 2014 1:04 PM ET

Michigan: Gov. Snyder Avoids Concrete Answers on Marriage

Michelle Garcia

Though there are several marriages in limbo in Michigan after a federal court issued a stay on marriage licenses, the governor's office has been quietly avoiding the matter.

MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart Rips Billy Graham's Homophobic Son for Supporting Putin
March 25 2014 12:55 PM ET

MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart Rips Billy Graham's Homophobic Son for Supporting Putin

Ran Aubrey Frazier

On Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart reads an open letter to Franklin Graham, deeming his support of Vladimir Putin "breathtakingly offensive."

Laverne Cox Among Paper Magazine's Most Beautiful People
March 25 2014 8:38 AM ET

Laverne Cox Among Paper Magazine's Most Beautiful People

Parker Marie Molloy

The transgender actress continues her ascent, listed alongside the likes of Abigail Breslin, Chelsea Peretti, Chris Hardwick, and 39 others in the popular indie magazine.

WATCH: Jerry Springer Will No Longer Use The T-Word
March 24 2014 4:09 PM ET

WATCH: Jerry Springer Will Stop Using The T-Word

Parker Marie Molloy

The former Cincinnati mayor announced plans to remove the word 'tranny' from his vocabulary after learning of its derogatory nature.

Gay R.I. House Speaker Resigns Following FBI Raid
March 24 2014 2:50 PM ET

Gay R.I. House Speaker Resigns After FBI Raid

Sunnivie Brydum

Providence Democrat Gordon Fox, the openly gay speaker of the State House, resigned his post Saturday after the FBI raided his home and office.

Michigan: Hundreds Wed in 24 Hours
March 24 2014 2:32 PM ET

Michigan: Hundreds Wed in 24 Hours

Michelle Garcia

Couples from across the state flocked to obtain marriage licenses before a temporary stay could be issued the following day.

AP Corrects Itself for Calling Nets Jerseys 'Gay'
March 23 2014 4:17 PM ET

AP Corrects Itself for Calling Nets Jerseys 'Gay'

Lucas Grindley

One letter makes a big difference in this case.

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