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.
Updated Dept. of Defense Human Rights Goals Include LGB, Neglect T
April 28 2014 6:40 PM ET

DOD Updates Human Rights Goals, Excludes Trans People

Parker Marie Molloy

For the first time since 1998, the Department of Defense Updated the Pentagon's Human Goals Charter, including language related to sexual orientation for the first time. The document makes no mention of gender identity.

Gay Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue
April 28 2014 4:20 PM ET

WATCH: Iraq Vets Turned Away From Tenn. Wedding Venue

Sunnivie Brydum

Anthony Wilfert and Brian Blas thought they'd found the perfect place to hold their commitment ceremony, until they received an email claiming Tennessee's prohibition on same-sex marriage made the couple ineligible for booking.

WATCH: God Frowns on U.S. for Condemning Ugandan Antigay Law, Says Pol
April 28 2014 4:08 PM ET

GOP Pol: God 'Appalled' by U.S. Opposition to Ugandan Antigay Law

Trudy Ring

'What must God think of our country?' asks Glenn Grothman, an ultraconservative Wisconsin state legislator now seeking a congressional seat.

Maine GOP Still Officially Opposes Marriage Equality
April 28 2014 3:52 PM ET

Maine GOP Still Officially Opposes Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Maine's Republican Party declared in its official platform that it does not support marriage equality, even though it has been in effect for a year.

Appeals Court Unmarries Three Gay Couples in Tenn.
April 28 2014 2:20 PM ET

Appeals Court Unmarries Three Gay Couples in Tenn.

Sunnivie Brydum

By granting the Tennessee attorney general's request for a stay, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals voided the recently recognized legal marriages of three same-sex couples.

Texas Transgender Teacher Banned From the Classroom Following Suspension
April 28 2014 12:50 PM ET

Suspended Trans Teacher Banned From Texas Classroom

Parker Marie Molloy

In the past month, Laura Jane Klug has been suspended from work, reinstated, outed to local and national media, and now banned from the classroom.

Two Trans People File Lawsuits Against N.J. Police Departments
April 28 2014 10:09 AM ET

Two Trans People File Lawsuits Against N.J. Police Departments

Parker Marie Molloy

A trans man and a trans woman filed lawsuits against two New Jersey police departments after allegedly being discriminated against on the basis of their gender identity.

Utah Could Make $15 Mil From Marriage Equality
April 27 2014 1:06 PM ET

Utah Could Make $15 Mil From Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

A study estimates that marriage equality would bring the state millions of dollars in the first three years of the law.

Out Actor Maulik Pancholy Named To White House Commission
April 27 2014 12:37 PM ET

Maulik Pancholy Named To White House Commission

Michelle Garcia

'Whitney' co-star Maulik Pancholy was named to an advisory commission to the White House.

HRC Sets Its Sights on the Deep South
April 26 2014 7:33 PM ET

HRC Sets Its Sights on the Deep South

Neal Broverman

The LGBT rights organization is opening offices in Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Baptist School Silencing LGBT Students?
April 25 2014 6:02 PM ET

Baptist School Silencing LGBT Students?

Michael O'Loughlin

An Ohio university confiscates a student newspaper that had supported LGBT students.

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