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.
Utah Backs Away from Defense Using Discredited Regnerus Study
April 10 2014 2:00 PM ET

Utah Backs Away from Discredited Antigay Parenting Study

Sunnivie Brydum

The lawyer representing Utah's governor now says the discredited, antigay parenting study from Mark Regnerus has 'very little relevance' to the state's defense of its constitutional ban on marriage equality.

Court: Terminally Ill Woman's Marriage Must Be Recognized
April 10 2014 1:10 PM ET

Court: Terminally Ill Woman's Marriage Must Be Recognized

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge said the state of Indiana must recognize the same-sex marriage of a woman who has been battling stage four ovarian cancer for five years.

Italy: Town Must Recognize Gay Marriage Performed in U.S.
April 10 2014 12:13 PM ET

Italy: Town Must Recognize Gay Marriage Performed in U.S.

Lucas Grindley

A court ruling in the city of Grosseto could have big implications for LGBT people in Italy.

WATCH: Denver Rallies for Marriage Ahead of Utah Arguments
April 10 2014 10:47 AM ET

WATCH: Denver Rallies Ahead of Utah Arguments

Sunnivie Brydum

Outside the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, hundreds of LGBT people and allies gathered to voice their support for the freedom to marry before the court hears opening arguments in the Utah marriage case.

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War
April 10 2014 10:35 AM ET

Op-ed: Trans Women Must Win The Slur War

Rebecca Juro

Some might think the casual use of certain words relating to transgender women is harmless, but these words carry incredible weight.

Colo. Republican Now Supports ENDA
April 09 2014 6:07 PM ET

Colo. Republican Now Supports ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado becomes the seventh Republican House member to signal his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

WATCH: Antigay Activists Claim Abuse by 'Gay-Stapo'
April 09 2014 6:05 PM ET

WATCH: Antigay Activists Claim Abuse by 'Gay-Stapo'

Trudy Ring

'These recorded incidents reveal the appalling intolerance and hatred of the homofascists,' says a right-wing website, but that seems a bit hyperbolic.

WATCH: Mike Huckabee Isn't a 'Homophobic' 'Hater,' Just on the 'Right Side of the Bible'
April 09 2014 1:03 PM ET

WATCH: Mike Huckabee Isn't a 'Homophobic' 'Hater'

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite his opposition to marriage equality, Fox News pundit Mike Huckabee assured a group of religious conservatives that he's not on the wrong side of history — just the 'right side of the Bible.'

WATCH: Texas Teacher Suspended for Being Transgender
April 09 2014 10:44 AM ET

WATCH: Texas Teacher Suspended for Being Trans

Parker Marie Molloy

A Texas teacher has been suspended after a parent complained about her transgender status.

Catholic Archbishop OK's Baptism of Lesbian Couple's Child
April 09 2014 10:33 AM ET

Catholic Archbishop OK's Baptism of Lesbian Couple's Child

Michael O'Loughlin

The child of a lesbian couple in Argentina is baptized in a Catholic cathedral.

WATCH: Anglican Archbishop Says Gay Marriage Could Harm Christians in Africa
April 09 2014 9:19 AM ET

WATCH: Anglican Archbishop Says Gay Marriage Could Harm Christians in Africa

Michael O'Loughlin

Archbishop Justin Welby is worried advances in marriage equality in the West might harm Christians in Africa.

'Gifted Musician' Fired From Catholic Church
April 09 2014 9:06 AM ET

'Gifted Musician' Fired From Catholic Church

Michael O'Loughlin

A popular church musician was fired by the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Va., after marrying his partner.

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