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.
N.C. Lawmaker Conflates Sexual Orientation With Pedophilia

N.C. Rep. Conflates Sexual Orientation With Pedophilia

"What Is a 'Sexual Orientation,'" Rep. Paul Stern asked in a document distributed to his colleagues.

Utah: Marriage Ban Again Struck Down in Major Decision

Utah: Marriage Ban Again Struck Down in Major Decision

The decision is being hailed by activists as a major milestone in the fight for marriage nationwide.

Indiana: Federal Judge Overturns Marriage Ban, Weddings Begin
June 25 2014 9:38 PM ET

Indiana: Weddings Have Begun

Indiana couples are rushing to obtain marriage certificates after a federal judge ruled that the state's ban was unconstitutional.

WATCH: R. Kelly Talks for First Time About Trans Son

WATCH: R. Kelly Talks for First Time About Trans Son

The 'Trapped in the Closet' singer was asked for the first time about his newly out trans son.

Cards Against Humanity Cocreator Apologizes for 'Transphobic' Card

Cards Against Humanity Ditches 'Transphobic' Card

In a game designed to offend, even one of the creators admits they may have gone a step too far.

Ralph Reed Working for MSNBC? It's True, Sources Say

Ralph Reed Working for MSNBC? It's True, Sources Say

Maybe it's hard to see Ralph Reed and Rachel Maddow on the same team, but sources say it's true.

WATCH: Santorum, Others Invoke Nazis in Opposing LGBT Rights

Santorum: Fellow Right-Wingers Will Be Sent to Camps

It's been said that whoever makes the Nazi comparison first loses the argument. The antigay folks seem to be losing.

WATCH: Bill Maher Speculates About Karl Rove's 'Murdered Gay Lover' on 'The View'

WATCH: Bill Maher Speculates About Karl Rove's 'Murdered Gay Lover' on 'The View'

Bill Maher used a tactic from Karl Rove's own playbook during an episode of The View.

PHOTOS: Meet the First Trans Man Crowned 'Mr. Gay Philadelphia'

PHOTOS: Meet the First Trans 'Mr. Gay Philly'

'It feels really important to be out as a visible, gay transguy,' says Lou Cutler, who recently became the first transgender man to claim Philadelphia's 'Mr. Gay' title.

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