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.
Texas Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Trans Widow
February 14 2014 3:50 PM ET

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Trans Widow

Parker Marie Molloy

A state appeals court has overturned a lower ruling nullifying the marriage between a trans woman and her deceased husband, sending the case back for relitigation.

Kansas Senate Likely to Reject 'License to Discriminate' Bill, Says Leader
February 14 2014 3:26 PM ET

Will Kansas Senate Reject 'License to Discriminate' Bill?

Trudy Ring

The measure, which would allow refusal of wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, has problematic wording, says the Senate president.

Tea Party Senators Introduce Bill to Invalidate Same-Sex Marriages
February 14 2014 1:52 PM ET

Ted Cruz Wants to Unmarry You

Sunnivie Brydum

Republican U.S. senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee have introduced a bill that would nullify same-sex marriages when a legally married couple enters a state without marriage equality.

February 14 2014 10:56 AM ET

Today in Gay History: Oprah's Lesbian Evolution

Oprah's 1988 Valentine's episode introduced lesbians as "women who hate men."

BREAKING: Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
February 13 2014 11:30 PM ET

Ruling Is In: Virginia Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

The ruling was accompanied by a stay, meaning same-sex couples can not yet begin marrying in Virginia.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Defends Christie Coverage
February 13 2014 8:21 PM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Defends Christie Coverage

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The New Jersey Republican Party and someone on Maddow's own network don't like the attention she's given to the bridge closure scandal.

Marriage Recognition Suit Filed in Alabama
February 13 2014 7:34 PM ET

Marriage Recognition Suit Filed in Alabama

Trudy Ring

A suit filed in federal court on behalf of a gay widower seeks to overturn the state's statutory and constitutional bans on recognition of same-sex marriages.

WATCH: Dallas Sportscaster Slams Michael Sam's Critics
February 13 2014 4:42 PM ET

WATCH: Dallas Sportscaster Slams Michael Sam's Critics

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Dale Hansen tackles those anonymous NFL sources who think an openly gay player will be a problem — and quotes Audre Lorde in the process.

No Church Trial for Methodist Minister
February 13 2014 4:15 PM ET

No Church Trial for Methodist Minister — Most Likely

Michael O'Loughlin

The United Methodist Church has indefinitely postponed plans to try a retired minister who officiated his son's marriage to another man.

Catholics Urge Church to Evolve on Same-Sex Relationships
February 13 2014 4:11 PM ET

Catholics Urge Church to Evolve on Same-Sex Relationships

Michael O'Loughlin

Lay Catholics from Florida to Germany ask the church to change on same-sex relationships.

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