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.
Which Lone Democratic Senator Isn't Attached to the Federal Marriage Bill?

Which Lone Democratic Senator Isn't Attached to the Federal Marriage Bill?

Is it possible for the last Senate Democrat to flip his stance on marriage equality?

PHOTOS: Indian Trans Women Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

PHOTOS: Indian Trans Women Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Three hijra — India's legally recognized trans or third gender citizens — have taken part in an a bold new health campaign titled, 'Love Your Breasts. Or Lose Your Breasts.'

Hate-Crime Charges Filed as California Trans Woman Recovers from Stabbing

Hate-Crime Charges Filed as Calif. Trans Woman Recovers from Stabbing

Samantha Hulsey survived being stabbed in the chest on a San Francisco bus and says it's clear that her accused attacker targeted her for being trans.

Marco Rubio Doesn't Think Courts 'Have The Power' to Define Marriage
January 12 2015 6:08 PM ET

Rubio: Courts Don't Have the Power to Define Marriage

The Florida senator and presidential contender can hardly be taken at his word when reacting to gay and lesbian couples marrying in his home state.

Op-ed: I’m Sorry, But Your Husband IS Gay

Op-ed: I’m Sorry, But Your Husband Is Gay

One gay man who spent time researching the lives of gay Mormons already knows what TLC's upcoming show is all about.

WATCH: Calif. Sen. Barbara Boxer Will Not Seek Reelection

WATCH: Calif. Sen. Barbara Boxer Will Not Seek Reelection

The four-term U.S. senator and LGBT ally announced today she will not run for reelection in 2016.

HRC Challenges Saks' Defense of Antitrans Discrimination

HRC Challenges Saks' Defense of Antitrans Discrimination

As the company claims such discrimination is legal and that it isn't bound by its own antibias policies, the Human Rights Campaign suspends its Corporate Equality Index score.

Conservative Pundit Equates Paris Terrorism With Gay 'Terrorists' in Atlanta

Conservative Pundit Equates Paris Attack With Gay 'Terrorists'

A prominent conservative pundit dedicated a significant amount of airtime on his radio show Wednesday to lamenting 'terrorism' — by which he meant the firing of an antigay fire chief in Atlanta.

WATCH: Pam Bondi Fought Same-Sex Marriage Due to 'Uniformity'

WATCH: Pam Bondi’s Pitiful Excuse for Fighting Marriage

Florida's attorney general says her desire for legal consistency was behind her repeated attempts to delay same-sex marriage.

Gay Brother of 'Conscious Choices' Minister Speaks Out

Gay Brother of 'Conscious Choices' Minister Speaks Out

The minister who this week told NPR his story of rejecting his attraction to men has a gay brother, Dexter, who's faced tremendous anguish in the face of his family's anti-LGBT beliefs.

How Will Fifth Circuit Judges Treat Tomorrow's Marriage Equality Cases?

How Will Fifth Circuit Judges Treat Friday's Marriage Cases?

Expect a tough grilling when three marriage cases reach the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday.

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