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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.
Tennessee Republicans Say Therapists Shouldn't Have to Help Gay People
March 07 2013 4:44 PM ET

Tennessee GOP: Therapists Shouldn't Have to Help Gays

Lucas Grindley

A new bill gives students learning to become counselors the ability to object to helping LGBT patients on religious grounds.

Michigan Judge Tells Lesbian Moms He Can't Help Until Supreme Court Rules
March 07 2013 1:26 PM ET

Judge Tells Moms He Can't Help Until Supreme Court Rules

Lucas Grindley

Two moms have been trying for a year to jointly adopt their children but a U.S. District Court judge has opted to wait even longer.

Study: Pro-Marriage Lawmakers Get Reelected Way More Often Than Not
March 06 2013 7:59 PM ET

Study: Pro-Marriage Lawmakers Get Reelected Way More Often Than Not

Lucas Grindley

As more states consider votes over marriage equality, it might be helpful to look back at what it does to reelection prospects.

Michigan Native-American Tribe Could Pass Marriage Equality If Leader Doesn't Veto
March 06 2013 3:21 PM ET

Michigan Native-American Tribe Nears Marriage Equality If Leader Doesn't Veto

Lucas Grindley

The tribal council for the northern Michigan group has given its approval but their leader hasn't yet agreed.

Florist Tells Her Longtime Gay Customer That Jesus Won't Let Her Do His Wedding
March 06 2013 2:10 PM ET

Florist Tells Customer: Jesus Won't Let Me Do Your Wedding

Lucas Grindley

The man's story gained traction on Facebook and led to blowback for the Richland, Washington florist.

Poll in Minnesota Suggests Uphill Climb for Marriage Equality
March 06 2013 1:17 PM ET

Poll in Minnesota Suggests Uphill Climb for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Meanwhile the leading pro-marriage coalition is promoting the support of religious leaders and the head of the Minnesota College Republicans.

March 06 2013 7:30 AM ET

Emergency Alert Test Says "Brian Is Gay"

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WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Ambushes Gay Lawmaker With Child Molestation Questions
March 06 2013 7:00 AM ET

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Ambushes Gay Lawmaker With Child Molestation Questions

Lucas Grindley

With this line of argument from the Fox News commentator, what do you think is really going on here?

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