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.
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?

Study Urges U.S. Military to Reconsider Ban on Transgender Personnel
March 13 2014 11:51 AM ET

Study: Rescind The Ban on Trans Service Members

Parker Marie Molloy

A study funded by transgender billionaire and military veteran Jennifer Pritzker breaks down the arguments disqualifying trans people from military service.

WATCH: Debunking the 'Surgery Is a Top Priority For Trans People' Myth
March 13 2014 9:39 AM ET

WATCH: Debunking the 'Surgery Is a Top Priority For Trans People' Myth

Parker Marie Molloy

In a new series of videos, the Human Rights Campaign hopes to shine light on many of the myths surrounding trans health and well-being. In the first video, HRC tackles myths surrounding gender-confirming surgeries.

Op-Ed: Pope's Legacy Will Be That He's Willing to Listen
March 13 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Pope's Legacy Will Be That He's Willing to Listen

Francis DeBernardo

The leader of a pro-LGBT Catholic group reflects on the pope's first year.

'Tranny Awards' Changes Its Name, Not Its Nature
March 12 2014 4:32 PM ET

'Tranny Awards' Changes Its Name, Not Its Nature

Parker Marie Molloy

After pushback from transgender people, the controversial awards show is finally changing its name, but is it enough?

Young Repubs Express Big Support for Marriage Equality
March 12 2014 4:04 PM ET

Young Repubs Express Big Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Sixty-one percent of GOPers under 30 endorse equal marriage rights, in marked contrast to their elders, according to a new poll.

Kenyan Lesbian Granted Asylum in U.S.
March 12 2014 4:00 PM ET

Kenyan Lesbian Granted Asylum in U.S.

Michelle Garcia

A Kenyan nun who came to the U.S. on a student visa realized that coming out would jeopardize her life if she returned to her home country.

WATCH: Methodist Church Drops Charges Against Minister
March 12 2014 3:39 PM ET

Methodist Church Drops Charges Against Minister

Michael O'Loughlin

A Methodist minister facing charges for presiding over his son's wedding to another man has reached an agreement with his church.

WATCH: Chelsea Handler Skewers Piers Morgan as a 'Terrible Interviewer'
March 12 2014 3:09 PM ET

WATCH: Chelsea Handler Skewers Piers Morgan as a 'Terrible Interviewer'

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The Chelsea Lately star, known for her frank commentary, criticized the CNN host for mistreating her on his show.

S.C. House Approves Budget Cuts to Colleges With LGBT Curricula
March 12 2014 2:16 PM ET

S.C. House OKs Cuts to Colleges With LGBT Curricula

Sunnivie Brydum

After assigning LGBT-inclusive books on their freshman reading lists, two South Carolina universities could see their budgets slashed by close to $70,000 combined.

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