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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.
The Race to Save Iowa's Marriage Equality
September 23 2014 12:02 PM ET

The Race to Save Iowa's Marriage Equality

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Democratic state senator and gubernatorial challenger Jack Hatch has warned Iowans that incumbent Republican Gov. Terry Branstad will jeopardize marriage equality.

Op-ed: Why I Was Arrested Last Week
September 23 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why I Was Arrested Last Week

Joselyn Mendoza

Joselyn Mendoza is one of eight women who were arrested last week for protesting outside a Democratic Party event. Here's why she is taking on the president and party leadership.

South African Mosque Welcomes Gays, Women, Christians, Muslims
September 22 2014 7:34 PM ET

How One S. African Mosque Treats Gays, Women, Christians

Thom Senzee

Despite threats of violence, the first sermon at an inclusive new Open Mosque near Cape Town, South Africa, was delivered without incident Friday.

Utah Activists Use Gay Parents' Kids to Oppose Marriage Equality
September 22 2014 5:41 PM ET

Utah Activists Use Gay Parents' Kids to Oppose Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

An anti-equality rally at the Utah State Capitol last week used photos of children of same-sex couples to highlight the so-called dangers of 'redefining marriage.'

Catholic Clergy Demand That Gay Couple Divorce
September 22 2014 4:18 PM ET

Catholic Clergy Demand That Gay Couple Divorce

Trudy Ring

A priest and bishop in Montana say that's the only way two gay men who are lifelong Catholics can have their church privileges restored.

UFC Women's Champ Refuses to Fight Trans Athlete Fallon Fox
September 22 2014 4:12 PM ET

UFC Women's Champ Refuses to Fight Trans Athlete Fallon Fox

Mitch Kellaway

Mixed martial arts bruiser Ronda Rousey won't fight Fallon Fox because she claims trans women have an 'unfair advantage,' though medical experts disagree.

WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris Explains He Got Married for His Kids
September 22 2014 3:37 PM ET

WATCH: Neil Patrick Harris Reveals Why He Got Married

Mitch Kellaway

The Tony-Award winner went on The View to share how marrying his long-time partner was about affirming their family to their young children.

WATCH: Gay Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco's Marriage Equality Tribute Will Give You Goosebumps
September 22 2014 3:21 PM ET

WATCH: 10 Years of Marriage Equality Will Make You Weep

Sunnivie Brydum

Richard Blanco, the first openly gay and Latino man to deliver the inaugural poem, has a powerful new piece reflecting on the decade since marriage equality first came to the U.S.

WATCH: Supreme and Federal Courts Play Waiting Game on Marriage
September 22 2014 2:08 PM ET

Supreme and Fed. Courts Play Waiting Game on Marriage

Matt Baume

With one week left before the Supreme Court's first conference of its new session, some federal courts are delaying any further action on marriage.

Australian Trans Man Fires Back at Clerk Who Publicly 'Embarassed' Him
September 22 2014 1:38 PM ET

Trans Man Fires Back at Clerk Who Publicly 'Embarassed' Him

Mitch Kellaway

An Australian trans man is speaking out after being laughed at and refused service at a Woolworths supermarket.

Hannity: Parents Have the Right to Teach Kids 'Being Gay Is Not Normal'
September 22 2014 1:04 PM ET

Hannity: Parents Have the Right to Teach Kids 'Being Gay Is Not Normal'

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Sean Hannity predicts the charges filed against football player Adrian Peterson could lead to the federal government micromanaging how children are raised.

Op-ed: They're Trans, They're Hispanic, and They've Changed This World
September 22 2014 5:09 AM ET

Op-ed: They're Trans, Hispanic, and Changed This World

Ezra Young

Sylvia Rivera. Diego Sanchez. Pat Cordova-Goff. Carmen Carrera. The list goes on and on...

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