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.
Mississippi's Modern 'Jim Crow' Law Now In Effect
July 06 2014 4:05 PM ET

Mississippi's Modern 'Jim Crow' Law Now In Effect

Neal Broverman

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act allows businesses to refuse service to LGBT people on religious grounds.

PHOTOS: Christians Say 'Sorry' at Chicago Pride
July 05 2014 1:22 PM ET

PHOTOS: Christians Say 'Sorry' at Chicago Pride

Eliel Cruz

LGBT-friendly Christians have taken their 'I'm Sorry' campaign to Chicago Pride since 2010.

New Trans Voices: Hear From the Trans Poets Workshop NYC
July 05 2014 4:40 AM ET

New Trans Voices: Hear From the Trans Poets Workshop NYC

Mitch Kellaway

Members of the Trans Poets Workshop NYC offer pieces from their diverse bodies of work.

Wis. Governor's Son Witness at Cousin's Same-Sex Wedding
July 04 2014 7:30 PM ET

Wis. Governor's Son Witness at Cousin's Same-Sex Wedding

Trudy Ring

Gov. Scott Walker doesn't have much to say about marriage equality these days, but his son is apparently supportive.

A Progressive Endorses Freedom to Discriminate?
July 04 2014 2:38 PM ET

A Progressive Endorses Freedom to Discriminate?

Trudy Ring

Liberal Christian Jim Wallis has drafted a letter supporting broad religious exemptions in President Obama's planned antidiscrimination order — but now he says he may not send it.

Op-ed: AGT Seems to Believe Trans People Are Inherently Disgusting and Hilarious
July 04 2014 12:50 PM ET

Op-ed: The Penis Punchline and Prime-Time TV

Parker Marie Molloy

An 84-year-old man sings a hack song about how disgusting it is that a woman might have a penis. And that's supposed to be hilarious?

WATCH: Another Atlanta Trans Woman Brutally Assaulted
July 03 2014 3:59 PM ET

WATCH: Another Atlanta Trans Woman Brutally Assaulted

Parker Marie Molloy

The attack marks the second anti-trans assault caught on tape in Atlanta in just over a month.

Ky. Baptist Church to Perform First Same-Sex Wedding
July 03 2014 3:46 PM ET

Ky. Baptist Church to Perform First Same-Sex Wedding

Trudy Ring

The church is in the more liberal range of Baptist beliefs, but there has still been some tension surrounding the move.

Explaining Colorado's (Possibly Legal) Scheme to Stop Same-Sex Marriages
July 03 2014 3:28 PM ET

Explaining Colorado's (Possibly Legal) Scheme to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's attorney general has asked a federal court to strike down Colorado's ban on same-sex marriage while also granting a stay of the ruling that would stop a rogue county clerk from issuing marriage licenses.

WATCH: Which Transphobic Slur Did Joan Rivers Call Michelle Obama?
July 03 2014 3:12 PM ET

WATCH: Which First Lady Did Joan Rivers Call 'A Transgender?'

Parker Marie Molloy

The insult comic continues a long tradition of joking that certain cisgender women are actually transgender as a way of putting trans women down, taking aim at First Lady Michelle Obama.

After Hobby Lobby, Faith Leaders Want Right To LGBT Discrimination
July 03 2014 10:47 AM ET

After Hobby Lobby, Faith Leaders Want Right To LGBT Discrimination

Rebecca Juro

Another group of religious leaders, including Rev. Rick Warren, asks President Obama for broad exemptions in an upcoming LGBT executive order.

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