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.
Fort Bragg Army Base Hosts First Same-Sex Union

Fort Bragg Army Base Hosts First Same-Sex Union

The historic ceremony was not technically a marriage, banned by the state of North Carolina, but a religious celebration for a couple legally married in D.C. a few months ago.

Gay Muslims: Could This Be America’s First Out Imam?

The services by the first gay imam in the Americas are unorthodox and include side-by-side prayer for men and women, and same-sex marriages.

Geraldo Has No Idea What a Gay Slur Is

Geraldo Has No Idea What a Gay Slur Is

Geraldo Rivera says where he grew up, the types of gay slurs that cost people their jobs were 'commonplace.'

BREAKING: Marriages to Continue in Utah

Marriages to Continue in Utah

The judge who struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban last week today denied the state's request to put his ruling on hold.

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban

Ohio Judge Swipes At Marriage Ban

A federal judge made a ruling on Ohio's marriage equality ban, which could clear the path toward completely overturning the law.

CDC Reverses Discriminatory Breast Cancer Screening Rule for Trans People

CDC Reverses Discriminatory Policy

The CDC releases updated guidelines, clarifying a policy that had been used to discriminate against transgender women.

Federal Appeals Court Won't Stop Utah Marriages
December 23 2013 12:27 PM ET

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Won't Stop Utah Marriages

But the federal judge who issued the initial ruling will hear the state's argument against marriage equality in court on Monday.

Should PR Exec Be Fired for AIDS Tweet?
December 22 2013 1:18 PM ET

PR Exec Fired, Offers Apology for AIDS Tweet

IAC's Justine Sacco angers the world with her tweet about AIDS and Africa.

VIDEO: Duck Dynasty Star Says Gay People are Evil Murderers

VIDEO: Duck Dynasty Star Says Gay People are Evil Murderers

It's hard to believe this is one of the biggest TV stars in America.

LGBT Activist Goes Missing in Buffalo, Community Rallies

LGBT Activist Goes Missing, Community Rallies

LGBT activist Frank Goldberg was last seen at her brother's house on Buffalo’s west side around 6:30 p.m. On-foot search parties are underway.

New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Gov. Chris Christie has not yet indicated whether he will sign or veto the legislation.

Photo from Utah: First Gay Couple Married

"Me and my new husband!! My polygamous Mormon great grandparents would be so proud!"  

BREAKING: Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
December 20 2013 7:45 PM ET

BREAKING: Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Utah immediately.

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