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.
Judge Refuses to Block Hawaii Marriage Equality
November 14 2013 6:00 PM ET

Judge Refuses to Block Hawaii Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Circuit Court Judge Karl Sakamoto today declined to issue a restraining order to keep the state's new law from going into effect.

WATCH: Boehner Sees 'No Basis or Need' for ENDA
November 14 2013 4:10 PM ET

WATCH: Boehner Sees 'No Basis or Need' for ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

The speaker of the House told reporters he doesn't see any reason to enact federal laws protecting workers from getting fired for being LGBT.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on GOP's Reluctance to Support Marriage Equality
November 14 2013 3:03 PM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Dissects GOP on Equality

Jase Peeples

'As public opinion goes [on marriage equality], this is a public opinion train that has left the station,' the 'Rachel Maddow Show' host said Tuesday.

Student Omitted From Yearbook — Possibly for Tuxedo
November 13 2013 6:15 PM ET

Student Omitted From Yearbook — Possibly for Tuxedo

Michelle Garcia

A transgender high school student in Texas was told his yearbook photo was rejected because he wore a tuxedo.

WATCH: Queer Protesters Allege Discrimination at Denver Bear Bar
November 13 2013 5:50 PM ET

WATCH: Queer Protesters Allege Discrimination at Denver Bear Bar

Sunnivie Brydum

Amid allegations that the Denver Wrangler's entrance policy requiring a 'gender-matching ID' is transphobic and misogynistic, queer activists took to the street Sunday to make their complaints heard.

WATCH: Hawaii Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Bill
November 13 2013 5:27 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii Gov. Signs Marriage Equality Bill

Trudy Ring

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed the bill into law today, ending a two-decade journey to marriage equality in the Aloha State.

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Compares Inclusive Locker Rooms to Kids at Hooters
November 13 2013 3:02 PM ET

WATCH: O'Reilly Says Inclusive Locker Rooms = Hooters

Sunnivie Brydum

The Fox News anchor declared that the only difference between transgender students using the locker room that corresponds with their identity and minors at a Hooters is that the restaurant 'has chicken wings.'

WATCH: Pat Robertson Says Find Out if Gay Son's Been Molested
November 13 2013 2:40 PM ET

WATCH: Pat Robertson Says Find Out if Gay Son's Been Molested

Trudy Ring

Which would have made him gay, according to Robertson's worldview.

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