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.
U.K. House of Lords Give Final Approval to Marriage Equality
July 15 2013 12:07 PM ET

U.K. Lords Say 'I Do' Support Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The legislation now heads back to the House of Commons for final approval, before going to the Queen for her signature.

Vatican's New Laws Punish Information Leakers
July 14 2013 2:46 PM ET

Vatican's New Laws Punish Information Leakers

Michelle Garcia

The updated laws would punish those who leak church information with up to eight years in prison and fines.

Jim McGreevey Heads Back to Government Office
July 14 2013 1:55 PM ET

Jim McGreevey Heads Back to Government Office

Michelle Garcia

McGreevey was appointed to a city office, nine years after leaving the governorship when it was revealed that he is gay.

Man Proposes to Boyfriend on Change.org Petition
July 12 2013 7:48 PM ET

Man Proposes to Boyfriend on Change.org Petition

Daniel Reynolds

Following the repeal of Proposition 8, a California man proposed to his boyfriend through the online petition website.

Google Plans Fundraiser for Antigay Senator
July 12 2013 6:50 PM ET

Google Plans Fundraiser for Antigay Senator

Daniel Reynolds

The historically LGBT-inclusive tech giant alarmed activists in its support of an antigay politician.

Chinese Vice-Premier Makes Gay Marriage Joke at U.S. Summit
July 12 2013 4:31 PM ET

Chinese Vice-Premier Makes Gay Marriage Joke at U.S. Summit

Daniel Reynolds

A high-ranking Chinese official compared the relationship between the U.S. and China to a marriage, then joked that it wasn't a gay one.

Prop. 8 Backers Beg California Supreme Court to Deny Wedding Licenses
July 12 2013 3:56 PM ET

Prop. 8 Backers Try Again to Block Wedding Licenses

Daniel Reynolds

In its latest effort to prevent same-sex marriage in California, ProtectMarriage has asked the state's Supreme Court to deny wedding licenses.

WATCH: Pat Robertson Claims He's Not Antigay, Has 'Thousands' of Gay Fans
July 12 2013 2:24 PM ET

WATCH: Pat Robertson Say He's Not Antigay

Daniel Reynolds

The televangelist claims that his Christian news program 700 Club has thousands of gay fans that are seeking to convert to heterosexuality.

WATCH: A Trans Veteran Explains Why We Need ENDA
July 11 2013 4:50 PM ET

WATCH: A Trans Veteran Explains Why We Need ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

Meet Mia Macy, a veteran and former police officer who was rejected from a job with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms because she is transgender.

WATCH: Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Closet or Face Charges
July 11 2013 3:14 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Closet

Sunnivie Brydum

Alex Wilson says administrators at Pinellas Technical Education Center forbade her from using the women's restroom, instead requiring she use the one single-stall bathroom on campus, or the school would press charges against her.

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