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.
WATCH: MSNBC Live Says 'So Long, Farewell' to Thomas Roberts

WATCH: 'So Long, Farewell' to Thomas Roberts

The production team of MSNBC Live compiled a highlight reel of anchor Thomas Roberts, who will transition to host of MSNBC's Way Too Early show next week.

Federal Government Will Recognize Utah Same-Sex Marriages

Feds Will Recognize Utah's Same-Sex Marriages

It's still unclear whether the state will honor the 1,360 same-sex unions that took place in the 17 days when they were legal.

NOM Leader: 'Same-Sex Marriage Bullies' Oppressing Christians

NOM Leader: 'Same-Sex Marriage Bullies' Oppressing Christians

Right-wing roundup: Brian Brown says gays are the bullies, while Peter LaBarbera says children of same-sex couples learn 'perversion.'

TransTeen Charged With Battery Following Schoolyard Altercation

WATCH: Trans Teen Charged With Battery After Altercation

Jewelyes Gutierrez, a 16-year-old transgender student, has been charged with misdemeanor battery following a lunchtime fight at her high school.

Leaked Emails Support B. Scott's Claims of BET Discrimination

Leaked Emails Support B. Scott's Discrimination Claim

Emails allegedly sent between network executives before and after the June 2013 BET Awards lend credibility to transgender media maven B. Scott's allegations of discrimination based on his gender identity.

Op-ed: Can The Media Please Stop Focusing on Trans People's Bodies?

Op-ed: Can Media Stop Focusing on Trans People's Bodies?

In interviews with Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox, Katie Couric displayed a lack of understanding of trans issues that is too common in media.

LISTEN: If Rose Parade Can Have Gay Wedding, Why Not Stoning?

LISTEN: If Rose Parade Can Have Gay Wedding, Why Not Stoning?

That's a possibility put forth by one right-wing activist, among many other homophobic reactions to the parade wedding.

BREAKING: Gov. Says Gay, Lesbian Utahns Are Not Married
January 08 2014 7:18 PM ET

Gov. Says Gay, Lesbian Utahns Are Not Married

The office of Utah's governor announced today the state will not recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that took place before a federal injunction brought such marriages to a halt Monday.

BREAKING: Efforts to Repeal Calif. Trans Student Law Remain Alive

Efforts to Repeal CA Trans Student Law Remain Alive

Efforts to repeal a law designed to protect transgender students remain alive as signature verification cleared one of two hurdles.

Discrimination Charge Leveled Against Company Lauded by HRC

San Antonio's Nondiscrimination Ordinance Nets First Complaint

A San Antonio transgender man becomes the first to file a complaint under San Antonio's nondiscrimination ordinance.

California Caterer Refuses to Serve Gay Wedding Over 'Christian Beliefs'

Caterer Refuses to Serve Gay Wedding Over 'Christian Beliefs'

Although marriage equality has been restored in California, the denial of wedding services to same-sex couples may still be legal.

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