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.
VIDEO: Duck Dynasty Star Says Gay People are Evil Murderers
December 21 2013 3:25 PM ET

VIDEO: Duck Dynasty Star Says Gay People are Evil Murderers

Neal Broverman

It's hard to believe this is one of the biggest TV stars in America.

LGBT Activist Goes Missing in Buffalo, Community Rallies
December 21 2013 1:08 PM ET

LGBT Activist Goes Missing, Community Rallies

Parker Marie Molloy

LGBT activist Frank Goldberg was last seen at her brother's house on Buffalo’s west side around 6:30 p.m. On-foot search parties are underway.

New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill
December 21 2013 7:00 AM ET

New Jersey Senate Passes Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

Gov. Chris Christie has not yet indicated whether he will sign or veto the legislation.

December 20 2013 8:40 PM ET

Photo from Utah: First Gay Couple Married

"Me and my new husband!! My polygamous Mormon great grandparents would be so proud!"  

BREAKING: Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
December 20 2013 5:24 PM ET December 20 2013 8:45 PM ET

BREAKING: Utah Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Utah immediately.

Hundreds of Catholic Students Protest Gay Vice Principal's Dismissal
December 20 2013 4:16 PM ET

Hundreds Protest Gay Vice Principal's Dismissal

Daniel Reynolds

Hundreds of students from a Catholic school in Washington State staged a sit-in to protest the resignation of gay vice principal Mark Zmuda, who was asked to leave after his marriage to his partner.

N.M. County Officials Resign Over Marriage Equality
December 20 2013 4:14 PM ET

N.M. County Officials Resign Over Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The clerk of Roosevelt County and her chief deputy have declined to handle marriage licenses for gay couples.

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub
December 20 2013 3:17 PM ET

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub

Nicholas Cimarusti

A CNN news report shows that the patrons and owner of a gay-friendly bar in Sochi, Russia, and reveals that they do not support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Duck Dynasty May Be Over After Antigay Tirade
December 20 2013 2:03 PM ET December 20 2013 2:19 PM ET

Duck Dynasty May Be Over After Antigay Tirade

Neal Broverman

Phil Robertson's Duck Dynasty castmembers threaten to derail the show if he can't return to filming.

Washington Marriage Equality Opponent Dies
December 19 2013 9:10 PM ET

Washington Marriage Equality Opponent Dies

Trudy Ring

Pro footballer turned minister Ken Hutcherson was one of Washington State's most fervent campaigners against marriage equality.

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes
December 19 2013 4:15 PM ET

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

Pastor Defrocked for Performing Son's Same-Sex Marriage
December 19 2013 3:39 PM ET

Pastor Defrocked for Performing Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Trudy Ring

The United Methodist Church today officially removed Rev. Frank Schaefer from the ministry.

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates
December 19 2013 2:49 PM ET

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates

Daniel Reynolds

White House press secretary Jay Carney is denying that the choice of out athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to represent the U.S. during the Winter Olympics is part of a pro-LGBT agenda.

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