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.
Bay Area Councilwoman Seeks Reelection Despite Relentless Antigay Attacks
August 07 2014 4:00 PM ET

Bay Area Councilwoman Endures Despite Relentless Antigay Attacks

Daniel Reynolds

The vice mayor of Richmond, Calif. fields weekly verbal attacks due to her sexual orientation and race, but carries on in public service.

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People
August 07 2014 2:51 PM ET

Antigay Activist: Ebola Could Wipe Out LGBT People

Trudy Ring

First Rick Wiles speculated about President Obama intentionally spreading the virus; then he said Ebola 'could solve America's problems.'

Man Caught In Homophobic Rant on Video, Claims 'Religious Principles'
August 07 2014 12:26 PM ET

Antigay Rant Caught on Video, Man Claims 'Religious Principles'

Michelle Garcia

A man unabashedly calls a gay man a slur, cites Leviticus, and says he will pray for him in the parking lot of a restaurant.

WATCH: Laverne Cox Joins Forces With Activist Convicted on 'Walking While Trans'
August 07 2014 11:30 AM ET

Laverne Cox Teams Up Against 'Walking While Trans' Law

Parker Marie Molloy

Monica Jones was found guilty on prostitution charges after accepting a ride from an undercover police officer.

Appellate Judge: Sky Hasn't Fallen Due to Marriage Equality
August 06 2014 7:59 PM ET

Appellate Judge: Sky Hasn't Fallen Due to Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

That statement came from one of three judges who today heard appeals in marriage equality cases from four states.

Texas Lawmakers: Marriage Equality Could Lead to Polygamy, Incest
August 06 2014 3:05 PM ET

Texas Lawmakers Admit Marriage Equality, Incest Link Is Illogical

Trudy Ring

The legislators made the argument in a brief urging a federal appeals court to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

WATCH: Mom and Young Trans Daughter Debunk Gender Roles Together
August 06 2014 1:55 PM ET

WATCH: Mom and Trans Daughter Show 'How To Be A Girl'

Mitch Kellaway

Marlo and her 6-year-old transgender daughter combine cartoons and conversation to take a serious look about what it means to become a woman.

Op-ed: The Hobby Lobby Decision's Slippery Slope
August 06 2014 7:15 AM ET

Op-ed: The Hobby Lobby Decision's Slippery Slope

Jennifer C. Pizer

While companies do not have the right to explicitly discriminate against LGBT employees, Lambda Legal says it's not completely out of the realm of possibility.

Married Gay Couple to Shack Up With Antigay Minister in Documentary Series
August 06 2014 4:15 AM ET

What Happens When an All-Male 'Menage-a-Trois' Includes One Homophobe?

Thom Senzee

A new documentary series called Living With the Enemy kicks off in September, featuring a right-wing minister who agrees to live with a married gay couple.

Minn. Archbishop Won't Resign, Denies Abuse Allegations
August 05 2014 7:34 PM ET

Minn. Archbishop Won't Resign, Denies Abuse Allegations

Trudy Ring

Archbishop John Nienstedt, an activist against marriage equality, is defending himself against charges that he engaged in sexual misconduct and covered up abuse by others.

Target Supports Marriage Equality Through Federal Suit
August 05 2014 6:32 PM ET

Target Supports Marriage Equality Through Federal Suit

Michelle Garcia

Target joined an amicus brief this week supporting marriage equality in two federal lawsuits.

California Lawmakers Consider Expanding Gay Parents' Rights
August 05 2014 5:15 PM ET

California Lawmakers Consider Expanding Gay Parents' Rights

Mitch Kellaway

In the coming months, the California legislature will consider bills that take into account the changing state of modern families.

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