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.
Equal Marriage Recognition Suits Filed in Louisiana, Missouri
February 12 2014 7:22 PM ET

Equal Marriage Recognition Suits Filed in La., Mo.

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT organizations are taking aim at discriminatory marriage laws in two traditionally conservative states.

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Says Being Gay's a Blessing, Praises Michael Sam
February 12 2014 7:20 PM ET

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Says Being Gay's a Blessing, Praises Michael Sam

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The hoopla over the college football star's coming-out is 'not strange to me at all,' says Cooper.

Judge Hears Arguments on Lifting Texas Marriage Ban; No Ruling Yet
February 12 2014 5:50 PM ET

Judge Hears Arguments on Lifting Texas Marriage Ban; No Ruling Yet

Trudy Ring

The couples challenging the ban want it suspended while they await a trial in the case.

WATCH: 'GMA' Anchor Josh Elliott Wondered 'Maybe I'm Gay' Like Dad
February 12 2014 4:19 PM ET

GMA Anchor Wondered 'Maybe I'm Gay' Like Dad

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Elliott discussed his father's coming-out with the hosts of The View, and he also expressed support for newly out football player Michael Sam.

Kentucky's Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional
February 12 2014 2:42 PM ET

Kentucky's Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge declared that Kentucky's refusal to recognize legal out-of-state same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, but stopped short of establishing marriage equality in the state.

Meet Brett Jones, a Gay Navy SEAL
February 12 2014 1:55 PM ET

Meet Brett Jones, a Gay Navy SEAL

Daniel Reynolds

Brett Jones discusses the secrecy involved in being a gay Navy SEAL under 'don't ask, don't tell' and the surprising community of support he discovered in the military.

Trans Comic Avery Edison Transferred to Women's Correctional Facility
February 12 2014 11:26 AM ET February 12 2014 5:04 PM ET

Trans Comic Avery Edison Flying Home to U.K. Thursday

Parker Marie Molloy

After thousands of tweets using the #FreeAvery hashtag, trans detainee Avery Edison was transferred out of an all-male correctional facility, to one with a female population. On Wednesday afternoon, her partner announced that Edison would be returned to the United Kingdom on Thursday.

Madonna's Dancer, Criminalization of Trans Women, and 25 FAQs on HIV: Download HIV Plus Now
February 12 2014 5:00 AM ET

Madonna's Dancer, Criminalization of Trans Women, and 25 FAQs on HIV: Download HIV Plus Now

Carlton Wilborn, actor, dancer, writer, toured the world with Madonna, but only hit his stride once he came out about having HIV.

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback
February 11 2014 8:49 PM ET

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback

Trudy Ring

A Senate committee advanced an anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment that differs from one approved three years ago — possibly delaying a public vote on it.

Ala. 'Ten Commandments' Judge: Marriage Equality Will Destroy Constitution
February 11 2014 7:45 PM ET

Ala. 'Ten Commandments' Judge: Marriage Equality Will Destroy Constitution

Trudy Ring

Roy Moore, who once gained fame but lost his judicial position over a Ten Commandments monument, wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — an idea that's gone nowhere before.

Maddow Again Beats Fox News in Key Audience Demographic
February 11 2014 5:04 PM ET

Maddow Again Beats Fox News in Key Audience Demographic

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Rachel Maddow's coverage of the New Jersey bridge-closure scandal appears to have helped her win viewers.

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church
February 11 2014 3:07 PM ET

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church

Michael O'Loughlin

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin laments cultural homophobia ahead of a 2015 referendum on marriage equality in Ireland.

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