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.
Duck Dynasty May Be Over After Antigay Tirade
December 20 2013 2:03 PM ET December 20 2013 2:19 PM ET

Duck Dynasty May Be Over After Antigay Tirade

Neal Broverman

Phil Robertson's Duck Dynasty castmembers threaten to derail the show if he can't return to filming.

Washington Marriage Equality Opponent Dies
December 19 2013 9:10 PM ET

Washington Marriage Equality Opponent Dies

Trudy Ring

Pro footballer turned minister Ken Hutcherson was one of Washington State's most fervent campaigners against marriage equality.

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes
December 19 2013 4:15 PM ET

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

Pastor Defrocked for Performing Son's Same-Sex Marriage
December 19 2013 3:39 PM ET

Pastor Defrocked for Performing Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Trudy Ring

The United Methodist Church today officially removed Rev. Frank Schaefer from the ministry.

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates
December 19 2013 2:49 PM ET

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates

Daniel Reynolds

White House press secretary Jay Carney is denying that the choice of out athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to represent the U.S. during the Winter Olympics is part of a pro-LGBT agenda.

BREAKING: New Mexico Supreme Court Declares Statewide Marriage Equality
December 19 2013 2:41 PM ET

Marriage Equality in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment

Sunnivie Brydum

New Mexico becomes the 17th state to enact marriage equality, with a unanimous decision by the state's highest court.

Op-ed: Pope Francis Has Not Made Good on Transgender Rights
December 19 2013 1:04 AM ET

Op-ed: Pope Francis Hasn't Made Good on Trans Rights

Parker Marie Molloy

The Advocate named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, but one contributing writer says the Catholic Church's record on transgender people is nothing to praise.

Op-ed: How I Figured Out My Own Gender by First Grade
December 18 2013 4:35 PM ET

Op-ed: How I Figured Out My Own Gender by First Grade

Nico Lang

Writer Nico Lang grew up transgender. Sort of.

Gay Couple to Wed Atop 2014 Rose Parade Float
December 18 2013 4:17 PM ET

Gay Couples to Wed Atop 2014 Rose Parade Float 

Jase Peeples

A same-sex couple from Los Angeles will tie the knot atop the Healthcare Foundation float during the 125th Rose Parade.

Calif. Athletic Commission Considers Licensing Trans Athletes
December 18 2013 3:28 PM ET

Calif. Athletic Commission Considers Licensing Trans Athletes

Parker Marie Molloy

The proposed rule change would mirror similar policies adopted by the International Olympic Committee and NCAA.

Antigay Archbishop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor
December 18 2013 3:22 PM ET

Antigay Archbishop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor

Daniel Reynolds

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of Minneapolis has taken a leave of absence while authorities investigate allegations of inappropriate touching during a photo shoot.

Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!
December 18 2013 2:49 PM ET

Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!

Michelle Garcia

Rachel Maddow says the U.S. delegation to the Russian Olympics seems like a snub.

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