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.
PHOTOS: U.S. Marine Now in Filipino Custody After Protests Over Trans Woman's Murder
October 25 2014 6:05 AM ET

PHOTOS: U.S. Marine in Filipino Custody After Protests Over Trans Woman's Murder

Thom Senzee

After weeks of protests, the U.S. Marine charged with murdering Filipina trans woman Jennifer Laude is now being held on Philippine soil, while still being guarded by Americans.

Are These the Most Antigay Governors in America?
October 25 2014 5:05 AM ET

Are These the Most Antigay Governors in America?

Matt Baume

While other governors and attorneys general have abandoned their defense of marriage bans, officials in three states have refused to give up their quixotic antigay legal agendas.

Utah Finally Lifts Stay on Adoptions By Same-Sex Parents
October 24 2014 6:10 PM ET

Utah Finally Lifts Stay on Adoptions By Same-Sex Parents

Mitch Kellaway

Equal marriage has won back parental rights for the Beehive State's same-sex couples seeking adoptions.

Alaska High Schooler: Congressman's Apology 'Doesn't Mean Crap'
October 24 2014 5:50 PM ET

Alaska Student: GOP Rep's Apology 'Doesn't Mean Crap'

Sunnivie Brydum

A written statement doesn't atone for Alaska Congressman Don Young's inappropriate, insensitive remarks at a Wasilla High School speech earlier this week, says the student who was targeted.

Florida's Twice-Divorced Attorney General Opposes Lesbian Divorce
October 24 2014 5:47 PM ET

Florida's Twice-Divorced AG Opposes Lesbian Divorce

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi takes a stand to deny a lesbian couple the right to divorce.

Op-ed: There's No Christian Case for Raising Cash for Homophobes
October 24 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: No, You Shouldn't Raise $150K for Homophobes

Eliel Cruz

A board member for a pro-marriage equality group is raising money for an antigay couple — huh?

Op-ed: I Am a Straight, Female Sister of Perpetual Indulgence (And You Can Be, Too!)
October 24 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: I Am a Straight Sister of Perpetual Indulgence

Leigh Viticus

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence welcomes everyone who is willing into its fold, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

WATCH: Gays Want Everyone to Join Them in Hell, Says Colo. GOP Candidate
October 23 2014 7:44 PM ET

Colo. GOP Candidate: Gays Want Everyone to Join Them in Hell

Trudy Ring

Notoriously homophobic preacher and politician Gordon Klingenschmitt says there's a demonic force behind the LGBT rights movement.

Landmark Report Finds Army Discriminated Against Trans Woman
October 23 2014 5:27 PM ET

Landmark Report: Army Discriminated Against Trans Woman

Mitch Kellaway

Tamara Lusardi, a trans Department of the Army employee, has found justice after years of misgendering and being barred from using the women's restroom.

7 Absurd Legal 'Arguments' Against Marriage Equality From a Straight Couple in Kansas
October 23 2014 4:32 PM ET

7 Absurd Antigay Arguments From Kan. Straight Couple

Sunnivie Brydum

Philip and Sandra Unruh have asked a federal court to allow them to intervene in a Kansas marriage equality case because the couple fears they will lose property if same-sex couples are allowed to marry.

LISTEN: Santorum Frothing Mad That LGBT Activists Have 'Silenced the Church'
October 23 2014 4:26 PM ET

Santorum Frothing That LGBTs Have 'Silenced the Church'

Stevie St. John

Antigay pol Rick Santorum claims young people support LGBT rights only because gay activists have kept them from hearing the alternative view.

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