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.
First Gay Couple Issued Marriage License in Minnesota
June 06 2013 12:50 PM ET

First Gay Couple Issued Marriage License in Minnesota

Jase Peeples

Al Giraud and his partner, Jeff Isaacson, were the first in line to get a marriage license in Minneapolis after Hennepin County began accepting applications for same-sex marriage today.

Fox's 'Burly Man in Dress' Story Puts Transphobia on Display
June 05 2013 5:27 PM ET

Fox's 'Burly Man in Dress' Story Puts Transphobia on Display

Trudy Ring

A Fox News Radio reporter expresses 'horror' at a transgender woman being allowed to use a ladies' room.

Majority of Older Americans Support Gay Relationships
June 05 2013 4:08 PM ET

Majority of Older Americans Support Gay Relationships

Michelle Garcia

More than half of people over 55 say they find gay and lesbian relationships to be 'morally acceptable.'

NOM Testifies on Capitol Hill on IRS Leak
June 05 2013 3:02 PM ET

NOM Testifies on Capitol Hill on IRS Leak

Michelle Garcia

John C. Eastman, the chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, said the IRS's alleged leak of tax records to the Human Rights Campaign hurt NOM's efforts.

Who's Next? The Marriage Equality Waiting Room
June 05 2013 2:41 PM ET

Who's Next? The Marriage Equality Waiting Room

Michelle Garcia

Which states will be the next to institute marriage equality — and just how will it happen?

Celebs Ask, 'Are You Bradley Manning?'
June 05 2013 2:08 PM ET

Celebs Ask, 'Are You Bradley Manning?'

Michelle Garcia

A new video asks whether anyone else would have taken the same actions that Manning did after witnessing what he did while serving overseas.

Activist Heckles Michelle Obama on Gay Discrimination at DNC Event
June 05 2013 12:02 PM ET

Activist Heckles Michelle Obama on Gay Discrimination

Michelle Garcia

A lesbian activist clashed with first lady Michelle Obama at a DNC fund-raiser Tuesday.

'Porno Pete' LaBarbera Protests Pride at HRC Offices
June 04 2013 5:03 PM ET

'Porno Pete' LaBarbera Protests Pride at HRC Offices

Sunnivie Brydum

Antigay leaders from Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, Liberty Counsel, and Mission America picketed the Washington, D.C., office of the Human Rights Campaign to protest LGBT Pride Month.

U.K. House of Lords Approves Marriage Equality
June 04 2013 3:02 PM ET

U.K. Parliament Gives Marriage Equality Initial OK

Sunnivie Brydum

The peers rejected an effort to defeat the bill during its second reading, sending the legislation to a committee and report stage, before it returns to the House of Lords for a final vote.

WATCH: London Gay Men's Chorus Asks for 'A Little Respect' Outside Parliament
June 04 2013 2:10 PM ET

WATCH: London Gay Men's Chorus Asks for 'A Little Respect' Outside Parliament

Sunnivie Brydum

The London Gay Men's Chorus joined thousands supporting marriage equality outside the Houses of Parliament Monday, demonstrating their support with a performance of Erasure's 'A Little Respect.'

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