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.
Louisiana National Guard Will Extend Partner Benefits
December 05 2013 4:23 PM ET

Louisiana National Guard Will Extend Partner Benefits

Michelle Garcia

Louisiana is the latest state to announce that members of its National Guard will extend benefits to its gay members' legal spouses.

WATCH: Rep. Polis's Epic Blowup on House Floor Over Immigration
December 05 2013 4:22 PM ET

WATCH: Rep. Polis's Epic Blowup on House Floor

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay Colorado Democrat had a conniption when the presiding officer warned a colleague not to address the undocumented immigrants sitting in the House chamber in support of immigration reform.

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly's 'War on Christmas' Led By Abortionists and Married Gays
December 05 2013 3:24 PM ET

WATCH: Abortionists, Married Gays Leading 'War on Christmas'

Sunnivie Brydum

It must be the end of the year — Bill O'Reilly and Jon Stewart are squaring off about the so-called War on Christmas characterized in the vile greeting 'Happy Holidays.'

WATCH: Colo. Baker Who Refused Gay Wedding Cake Appears In Court
December 05 2013 1:33 PM ET

WATCH: Colo. Baker Charged with Antigay Discrimination

Sunnivie Brydum

The bakery owner contends that baking cakes is a form of expression that is protected under the First Amendment. The gay couple who were denied contend it's against the state's nondiscrimination laws to refuse to serve them.

WATCH: Jared Leto on Avoiding Trans Character 'Cliché' for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
December 04 2013 2:42 PM ET

WATCH: Jared Leto on Avoiding Trans Character 'Cliché'

Jase Peeples

Jared Leto talked with Jon Stewart on Tuesday about his dedication to presenting a trans charter on screen who wasn’t a cliché.

Same-Sex Couples to Marry Saturday in Australian Capital
December 03 2013 4:49 PM ET

Same-Sex Couples to Marry Saturday in Australian Capital

Sunnivie Brydum

Australia's Capital Territory passed marriage equality legislation in October, and the nation's High Court declined to issue a ruling before the law takes effect Saturday.

WATCH: Hawaii Celebrates Marriage Equality
December 03 2013 3:05 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii Celebrates Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The first day of marriage equality in the state saw nearly 50 same-sex couples wed.

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