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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.
New Jersey Moves on Transgender Birth Certificate Bill
December 16 2013 2:35 PM ET

New Jersey Moves on Transgender Birth Certificate Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

A new bill may help resolve an issue that affects thousands of transgender people in New Jersey.

December 16 2013 10:32 AM ET

Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks About Gay Rights, Ending Discrimination

'We have the opportunity to eliminate discrimination of the GLBT community'

WATCH: Musical Cast Pitches In For Proposal Flashmob
December 15 2013 2:58 PM ET

WATCH: Musical Cast Pitches In For Proposal Flashmob

Michelle Garcia

Patrick Stiles had a little help from his Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat cast mates when he proposed to his future husband.

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Trans-Inclusive ENDA
December 14 2013 1:24 AM ET

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Trans-Inclusive ENDA

Parker Marie Molloy

Though most Americans support transgender protections in the workplace, House Speaker John Boehner has not shown any initiative to get a full vote for the bill.

India's Sodomy Ban Incites 'Day of Rage' Among Activists
December 13 2013 5:05 PM ET

India's Sodomy Ban Incites 'Day of Rage' Among Activists

Daniel Reynolds

Both activists and lawmakers vow immediate action in response to the recent decision by India's Supreme Court to recriminalize same-sex relationships.

HHS to Reevaluate Ban on Gender-Confirming Surgeries
December 13 2013 3:49 PM ET

HHS to Reevaluate Ban on Gender-Confirming Surgeries

Parker Marie Molloy

Medicare and Medicaid could cover gender-confirming surgery for transgender people for the first time, if the final policy review turns out similarly to this initial ruling.

Senate Republicans Introduce 'License to Discriminate' Bill
December 13 2013 2:51 PM ET

Senate Republicans Introduce 'License to Discriminate' Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The bill could allow religious individuals, as well as organizations, to discriminate against married same-sex couples if they claim it violates their faith-based beliefs.

Hagel: Full National Guard To Recognize Gay Couples
December 13 2013 1:57 PM ET December 13 2013 5:29 PM ET

Hagel: Full National Guard To Recognize Gay Couples

Michelle Garcia

Less than two months after the Defense Department launched an inquiry into how to recognize same-sex couples, each National Guard organization is now falling in line to observe the policy.

WATCH: Lesbian Friend Might Convert Kids, Says Pat Robertson
December 12 2013 7:03 PM ET

WATCH: Lesbian Friend Might Convert Kids, Warns Robertson

Trudy Ring

Robertson advises a mother not to shun her lesbian friend, but to be careful, because ‘you don’t want your children to grow up as lesbians.’

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