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.
All Utah Counties to Issue Marriage Licenses as Appeal Proceeds
December 27 2013 1:41 PM ET

All Utah Counties to Issue Marriage Licenses as Appeal Proceeds

Trudy Ring

The last four holdout counties in Utah will now issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as the state continues to seek a stay — and, eventually, an overturn — of a judge's marriage equality ruling.

In Their Own Words: LGBT Advocates on the State of Transgender Issues
December 26 2013 6:00 AM ET

Eight LGBT Leaders Sound Off on Trans Issues

Parker Marie Molloy

Eight leaders in LGBT advocacy give their thoughts on what 2013 meant for transgender rights, and what 2014 might bring.

Candidate for Congress: Phil Robertson is Our Rosa Parks
December 25 2013 2:19 PM ET

Candidate for Congress: Phil Robertson is Our Rosa Parks

Neal Broverman

Ian Bayne, hoping to represent Illinois in Congress, thinks Robertson is a great civil rights leader.

Sarah Palin's Foot in Her Mouth Over Duck Dynasty
December 24 2013 2:58 PM ET

Sarah Palin's Foot in Her Mouth Over Duck Dynasty

Neal Broverman

The former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate admits to not even being aware of what Phil Robertson said about gays before she weighed in with her opinion.

Va. Marriage Lawsuit Proceeds, Without Gov. as Defendant
December 24 2013 2:27 PM ET

Va. Marriage Lawsuit Proceeds, Without Gov. as Defendant

Trudy Ring

Gov. Bob McDonnell's duties do not involve enforcing marriage laws, so he'll no longer be a defendant in the suit seeking marriage equality in the state, a judge has ruled.

Alan Turing Gets Royal Pardon 59 Years After Suicide
December 24 2013 12:39 PM ET

Alan Turing Gets Royal Pardon 59 Years After Suicide

Michelle Garcia

The man responsible for efforts to end World War II by breaking Nazi code will receive a royal pardon, years after he was chemically castrated and committed suicide

Fort Bragg Army Base Hosts First Same-Sex Union
December 23 2013 5:45 PM ET

Fort Bragg Army Base Hosts First Same-Sex Union

Trudy Ring

The historic ceremony was not technically a marriage, banned by the state of North Carolina, but a religious celebration for a couple legally married in D.C. a few months ago.

December 23 2013 4:42 PM ET

Gay Muslims: Could This Be America’s First Out Imam?

The services by the first gay imam in the Americas are unorthodox and include side-by-side prayer for men and women, and same-sex marriages.

Geraldo Has No Idea What a Gay Slur Is
December 23 2013 3:43 PM ET

Geraldo Has No Idea What a Gay Slur Is

Michelle Garcia

Geraldo Rivera says where he grew up, the types of gay slurs that cost people their jobs were 'commonplace.'

BREAKING: Marriages to Continue in Utah
December 23 2013 3:01 PM ET

Marriages to Continue in Utah

Trudy Ring

The judge who struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban last week today denied the state's request to put his ruling on hold.

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