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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.
Transphobic Houston Pastor Embroiled in Harassment Accusations
June 06 2014 4:52 PM ET

Transphobic Houston Pastor Embroiled in Harassment Accusations

Parker Marie Molloy

A Houston pastor who warned about transgender people as sexual predators has been accused of being a sexual predator himself.

Wisconsin: Judge Strikes Down 2006 Marriage Ban
June 06 2014 4:10 PM ET June 06 2014 5:41 PM ET

Wisconsin: Judge Strikes Down 2006 Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, prompting at least one county clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

La. Trio Accused of Enslaving Trans Woman for Years
June 06 2014 3:25 PM ET

La. Trio Accused of Enslaving Trans Woman

Parker Marie Molloy

After meeting online, an unnamed trans woman's stay with a Louisiana couple turned violent as she was beaten, forced to perform sex acts, and complete household chores against her will.

Washington Times Editorial Spreads Slurs, Lies, on Medicare's Trans Coverage
June 06 2014 3:07 PM ET

Wash. Times Editorial Spreads Slurs, Lies, on Medicare's Trans Coverage

Rebecca Juro

An editorial for the right-wing Washington Times claims that Medicare's new willingness to cover transgender-related health care will lead to taxpayer-funded 'tranny grannies.'

VA: Gay, Lesbian Vets Can Rest in Peace With Partners
June 06 2014 2:53 PM ET

VA: Gay, Lesbian Vets Can Rest in Peace With Partners

Michelle Garcia

Military couples in domestic partnerships or civil unions will soon get at least one benefit that married couples can access.

Marriage Lawsuit Filed in North Dakota
June 06 2014 2:21 PM ET

N.D. Picked Last in Marriage Litigation Fight

Sunnivie Brydum

With today's filing, every existing statewide law prohibiting same-sex marriage is now facing a legal challenge.

WATCH: Nancy Grace Attempts to Rewrite Gay History, Fails Miserably
June 06 2014 12:15 PM ET

WATCH: Nancy Grace Attempts to Rewrite Gay History

Rebecca Juro

The CNN host claimed that Anita Bryant was a 'sweet lady.'

Op-ed: What We’ve Failed to Remember With the T Word
June 06 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: What We’ve Failed to Remember With the T Word

Cyd Zeigler

The T word issue puts gay men into Animal Farm territory.

Rabbis Join Marriage Equality Fight
June 06 2014 4:00 AM ET

Rabbis Join Marriage Equality Fight

Michael O'Loughlin

A group of American rabbis is joining the United Church of Christ in fighting North Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage.

Bozeman, Mont., Gives Final OK to Nondiscrimination Law
June 05 2014 7:02 PM ET

Bozeman, Mont., Gives Final OK to Nondiscrimination Law

Trudy Ring

The City Commission approved the LGBT-inclusive measure unanimously.

Utah Appeals Marriage Recognition Ruling
June 05 2014 5:24 PM ET

Utah Appeals Marriage Recognition Ruling

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's Republican governor and attorney general won't recognize more than 1,300 same-sex marriages that took place, without a legal fight.

Court: NOM Can't Claim Punitive Damages in IRS Disclosure Suit
June 05 2014 4:21 PM ET

NOM Loses Again, This Time In IRS Suit

Trudy Ring

The ruling in the National Organization for Marriage's case against the Internal Revenue Service is another in a string of legal setbacks for the antigay group.

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