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: Right-Winger Claims 'Homosexuals Already Have Full Marriage Equality'
January 14 2014 7:04 PM ET

'Homosexuals Already Have Full Marriage Equality?'

Sunnivie Brydum

Brian Fischer contends that gay people marrying opposite-sex spouses counts as equal rights, and that Judeo-Christian opposition to equality will remain steadfast — forever.

BREAKING: Judge Says OK to Marriage Equality in Oklahoma
January 14 2014 6:34 PM ET

Judge Says OK to Marriage Equality in Oklahoma

Trudy Ring

The winds of marriage equality have come sweeping down the plain in Oklahoma, although the ruling is on hold pending appeal.

Transgender Rights Bill Introduced in Maryland
January 14 2014 5:04 PM ET

Trans Rights Bill Introduced in Maryland

Parker Marie Molloy

A newly introduced piece of legislation aims to make Maryland the 18th state to outlaw discrimination against transgender people.

Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel Laureates Demand Russia Repeal Antigay Laws
January 14 2014 3:11 PM ET

Ian McKellen and 27 Nobel Laureates Angry With Russia

Jase Peeples

With the Sochi Winter Olympics only weeks away, nearly 30 Nobel laureates have joined with Sir Ian McKellen in an open protest of Russia’s homophobic 'gay propaganda' law.

CeCe McDonald Released from Prison, Greeted by Laverne Cox
January 14 2014 1:21 PM ET

Laverne Cox Picks Up CeCe McDonald From Prison

Parker Marie Molloy

Transgender folk hero CeCe McDonald walks free after being paroled two thirds of the way through her sentence for manslaughter.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Engaged to Partner
January 14 2014 1:21 PM ET

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney Engaged to Partner

Kevin OKeeffe

The congressman and his partner, Randy Florke, have been together for 21 years.

Calif. Trans Student Suspended Following Act of Protest
January 14 2014 11:42 AM ET

Calif. Trans Student Suspended Following Act of Protest

Parker Marie Molloy

A teenage girl was suspended from her California high school for failure to adhere to the dress code for female students in her district, something she did to shine light on mixed messages she's received from officials.

Indiana House Considers Anti-Marriage-Equality Amendment
January 13 2014 6:11 PM ET

Indiana House Considers Anti-Marriage-Equality Amendment

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's House Judiciary Committee heard arguments against and in favor of amending the state constitution to prohibit any recognition of same-sex relationships, but did not take a vote on the issue.

In Parting Blow, Va.'s Cuccinelli Files Two Last Antigay Opinions
January 13 2014 5:33 PM ET

Va.'s Cuccinelli Files Two Last Antigay Opinions

Sunnivie Brydum

On his last official day as attorney general of Virginia, failed gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli cemented his antigay legacy by trying to keep the state extending any benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Chris Christie Vetoes N.J. Trans Birth Certificate Bill
January 13 2014 4:34 PM ET

Chris Christie Vetoes N.J. Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

In the wake of 'Bridgegate,' the New Jersey governor vetoed a bill designed to help transgender people streamline legal documents.

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