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.
Calif. 'Christians' Spread Another Fake Story About Trans Bathroom Harassment
October 29 2013 1:23 PM ET

Uncover the Latest False Claim of Trans Bathroom Harassment

Sunnivie Brydum

Supporters of a campaign to repeal California's new law supporting transgender students are once again publishing false claims that allege trans teenagers are harassing their female classmates in restrooms.

Same-Sex Couples Sue to Strike Down Texas Marriage Ban
October 29 2013 12:00 PM ET

Same-Sex Couples Sue to Strike Down Texas Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Two same-sex couples in Texas take aim at the laws that keep the state from recognizing their marriages.

Trans Advocates Want to Meet With Jelly Belly Chairman
October 28 2013 5:46 PM ET

Trans Advocates Want To Meet With Jelly Belly Chairman

Michelle Garcia

Leaders from four major LGBT organizations want to meet with the chairman of Jelly Belly Candy to persuade him to drop his support for an anti–trans student policy in California.

WATCH: Hawaiians Debate Marriage Equality
October 28 2013 5:12 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaiians Debate Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Members of the public were invited to give testimony in one-minute segments Monday before the Hawaii Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.

WATCH: Lou Reed: Perhaps Bisexual, Definitely a Voice for All
October 28 2013 1:49 PM ET

WATCH: Lou Reed: Perhaps Bisexual, Definitely a Voice for All

Trudy Ring

Reed, rumored to have had relationships with men as well as women, was one of the first rock stars to feature gay and transgender people in his songs.

Breaking: Senate Will Vote on ENDA Before Thanksgiving
October 28 2013 1:43 PM ET

Senate Will Vote on ENDA Before Thanksgiving

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT workers might have something extra to be thankful for when Thanksgiving arrives November 28.

WATCH: NOM's Recycled Homophobia Washes Up in Hawaii
October 28 2013 1:13 PM ET

WATCH: NOM's Recycled Homophobia Washes Up in Hawaii

Sunnivie Brydum

As the Hawaii legislature gathers for a special session to consider marriage equality, the antigay National Organization for Marriage begins running TV ads opposing same-sex marriage.

Philadelphia Passes Sweeping LGBT-Inclusive Reform
October 28 2013 11:31 AM ET October 30 2013 2:31 PM ET

Philadelphia Passes Sweeping LGBT-Inclusive Reform

Sunnivie Brydum

The legislation, signed by Mayor Nutter Thursday, mandates that all new city-owned buildings be equipped with gender-neutral restrooms and offers tax credits to businesses that offer LGBT-inclusive benefits.

WATCH: Lesbian High School Sweethearts Receive Marriage License
October 27 2013 2:16 PM ET

WATCH: Lesbian High School Sweethearts Receive Marriage License

Jase Peeples

Cindy Meneghin and Maureen Kilian have finally won the right to marry in their home state of New Jersey after 40 years together and more than a decade in court battling for marriage equality.

Cindy McCain Signs Petition Supporting ENDA
October 27 2013 1:26 PM ET

Cindy McCain Signs Petition Supporting ENDA

Jase Peeples

The wife of Senator John McCain has given her full support in passing legislation which would protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Video Featuring Gay Couple of 42 Years Will Melt Your Heart
October 26 2013 1:49 PM ET

Video Featuring Gay Couple of 42 Years Will Melt Your Heart

Jase Peeples

After spending more than four decades in love together, Ed and Warren are hoping marriage equality will soon come to their home state of Oregon.

Antigay Pastor Claims LGBT Parents Are Like Toddlers Who Want to Drive Cars
October 26 2013 12:00 PM ET

Antigay Pastor Claims LGBT Parents Are Like Toddlers Who Want to Drive Cars

Jase Peeples

An antigay pastor from Illinois claimed LGBT couples who wish to marry and raise a family are like 'five-year-olds who think they can drive cars.'

Christian Couple Refuse to Tip Gay Waiter, Leave Hateful Note Instead
October 25 2013 5:17 PM ET

WATCH: No Tip, Just Hate For 'Excellent' Gay Waiter

Jase Peeples

'Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours' reads the note one Kansas couple left a gay waiter in place of a tip.

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