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.
Fred Phelps Ex-Communicated and Near Death?
March 16 2014 1:41 PM ET

Fred Phelps Excommunicated and Near Death?

Neal Broverman

The Westboro Baptist Church founder was booted from his own sect and is now suicidal and near death, according to his estranged son.

Billy Graham's Son: Obama Could Learn from Putin's Homophobia
March 15 2014 7:41 PM ET

Billy Graham's Son: Obama Could Learn from Putin's Homophobia

Neal Broverman

Franklin Graham praises Vladimir Putin for cracking down on homosexuality.

Trans Contestant is Miss Congeniality at Calif. Beauty Pageant
March 15 2014 11:57 AM ET

Trans Contestant is Miss Congeniality at Calif. Beauty Pageant

Neal Broverman

Addie Vincent is the first transgender contestant of the Miss Delta Queen competition, a pageant and fundraiser at the Christian-affiliated Chapman University in Orange County.

Judge: Tenn. Must Recognize Three Same-Sex Marriages
March 14 2014 6:39 PM ET

Judge: Tenn. Must Recognize Three Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The state of Tennessee must recognize the legal marriages of three same-sex couples who wed in other jurisdictions, a federal judge ruled today.

Vox Editor in Chief Defends Hiring of 'Homophobic' Gay Writer
March 14 2014 4:37 PM ET

Vox Editor in Chief Defends Hiring of 'Homophobic' Gay Writer

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Arguing for 'ideological diversity,' Vox editor in chief Ezra Klein says gay journalist Brandon Ambrosino was the right choice for his publication.

Big Repub Donors Fund Push for ENDA
March 14 2014 3:32 PM ET

Big Repub Donors Fund Push for ENDA

Trudy Ring

Some Republicans are putting money and clout behind the campaign to pass ENDA.

Rachel Maddow Blasts Critics of Obama's 'Funny or Die' Interview
March 14 2014 3:10 PM ET

Maddow Blasts Critics of Obama's Funny or Die Interview

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The MSNBC host pushed back against commentators who have claimed Obama degraded the presidency by appearing on Between Two Ferns.

Boston: Major Beer Sponsor Pulls Out of St. Pat's Parade
March 14 2014 1:34 PM ET

Boston: Major Beer Sponsor Pulls Out of St. Pat's Parade

Michelle Garcia

The company that owns Sam Adams beer will not sponsor South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade because of the flap over LGBT participation.

How New Immigration Detention Guidelines Fail Trans Inmates
March 14 2014 5:53 AM ET

Do New Immigration Detention Guidelines Fail Trans Detainees?

Parker Marie Molloy

What was once a problem is still a problem even after an Obama administration review, trans activists warn.

Michigan's First Out Federal Judge Confirmed
March 13 2014 4:34 PM ET

Michigan's First Out Federal Judge Confirmed

Sunnivie Brydum

With her unanimous Senate confirmation yesterday, Judith Levy just became the first openly lesbian federal judge in Michigan.

WATCH: Married British Same-Sex Couples Are Now Legal
March 13 2014 1:56 PM ET

WATCH: Married British Same-Sex Couples Are Now Legal

Sunnivie Brydum

Without any additional paperwork, legally married same-sex couples living in England and Wales are now recognized as such by the British government.

Couples Sue Florida for Recognition of Their Marriages
March 13 2014 12:59 PM ET

Couples Sue Florida for Recognition of Their Marriages

Lucas Grindley

Could Florida become the next state where the legal fight for marriage equality advances?

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