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.
Denmark Passes Groundbreaking Gender 'Self-Determination' Law
September 03 2014 1:56 PM ET

Denmark Passes Groundbreaking Gender 'Self-Determination' Law

Mitch Kellaway

This week, Denmark became the first country to allow a legal gender change without a medical statement — but advocates say the law isn't perfect.

Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Marriage Ban
September 03 2014 1:42 PM ET September 03 2014 3:21 PM ET

Fed. Judge Upholds Louisiana Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge in Louisiana made history Wednesday — by declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage is not a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade Will Include LGBT Group
September 03 2014 1:37 PM ET September 03 2014 5:42 PM ET

New York's St. Pat's Inches Toward Inclusion

Michelle Garcia

One LGBT organization was approved to march in the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City next year as a move toward officially ending the parade's ban on LGBT groups.

WATCH: First of 'Seven Sisters' Schools to Admit Trans Women
September 03 2014 12:11 PM ET

First 'Seven Sisters' School Now Admits Trans Women

Mitch Kellaway

'We must acknowledge that gender identity is not reducible to the body,' say Mt. Holyoke College officials of their historic decision to welcome applications from all trans students.

Gender-Nonconforming Teen Sues DMV That Denied License Photo
September 03 2014 11:45 AM ET

Gender-Nonconforming Teen Sues DMV

Mitch Kellaway

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles is now facing legal action after allegedly discriminating against Chase Culpepper's gender expression.

Clinton’s New Challenge: The Millennials
September 03 2014 4:00 AM ET

Clinton’s New Challenge: The Millennials

Kerry Eleveld

Millennials are more progressive on LGBT rights than Hillary was in 2008. Can she inspire them to the polls in a 2016 run?

WATCH: Which State's Marriage Equality Proposal Will Make SCOTUS Say 'I Do?'
September 02 2014 4:40 PM ET

WATCH: Which State's Marriage Proposal Will Make SCOTUS Say 'I Do?'

Matt Baume

For Supreme Court-watchers hoping to see a definitive verdict on marriage equality nationwide, it's time to hurry up and wait.

Lawyer Who Fought DADT Killed in Seattle Bike Accident
September 02 2014 3:06 PM ET

Lawyer Who Fought DADT Killed in Seattle Bike Accident

Trudy Ring

Sher Kung died Friday when a truck struck her as she rode her bicycle in downtown Seattle.

Time to Cancel Exxon's Government Contracts
September 02 2014 5:00 AM ET

Time to Cancel Exxon’s Government Contracts

Antonia Juhasz

Issuing an executive order banning LGBT workplace discrimination was a critical step. Enforcing it will make history.

WATCH: Gay Teen Explains What the Bible Really Says
September 01 2014 1:34 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Teen Explains What Bible Really Says

Diane Anderson-Minshall

After coming out at 15, TJ Montoya decided to learn all he could about what the Bible says on homosexuality.

BBC Personality's Affair Sparks Headlines in British Press
August 31 2014 3:26 PM ET

BBC Personality's Affair Sparks Headlines in British Press

Lucas Grindley

Paul Ross is taking time off from his role at BBC after the affair made headlines.

Cop Who Pushed Don Lemon in Ferguson Retiring Early
August 31 2014 1:47 PM ET

Cop Who Pushed Don Lemon in Ferguson Retiring Early

Lucas Grindley

Don Lemon later reported a video in which the officer unloads a torrent of disturbing beliefs.

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