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.
Pope Francis Writes Private Letter to Gay Catholics
October 10 2013 2:15 PM ET

Pope Francis Writes Secret Letter to Gay Catholics

Sunnivie Brydum

The Vicar of the Christ personally responded to a letter from a group of gay Roman Catholics.

Abuse in the Name of Christianity
October 10 2013 6:00 AM ET

Abuse in the Name of Christianity

Trudy Ring

The horrors suffered by LGBT kids and others at a 'therapeutic' school are at the center of the new documentary Kidnapped for Christ — and the experience of making the film changed its director's mind about religion.

Feds Sue Texas RV Park for Transgender Discrimination
October 09 2013 8:33 PM ET

Feds Sue Texas RV Park for Transgender Discrimination

Daniel Reynolds

U.S. attorney general Eric Holder filed a complaint against In Toone Services, accusing the park of evicting a woman on the basis of her gender identity.

WATCH: Pat Robertson Likens Transgender People to Geldings
October 09 2013 7:10 PM ET

WATCH: Pat Robertson Likens Transgender People to Geldings

Daniel Reynolds

Reacting to the passage of a transgender rights law in California, the antigay televangelist expressed incredulity about the LGBT community's influence and talked about the gelding of his stallion.

Calif. Gov. Signs Trans Birth Certificate Bill Amid Republican Opposition
October 09 2013 6:08 PM ET

Calif. Gov. Signs Trans Birth Certificate Bill Amid Republican Opposition

Daniel Reynolds

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will help facilitate legal name changes for transgender Californians, as the state's Republican leaders are calling for repeal of another law, which protects trans teens.

San Antonio Councilwoman Chan Seeks Higher Office
October 09 2013 5:05 PM ET

San Antonio Councilwoman Seeks Higher Office

Nicholas Cimarusti

San Antonio City Council member Elisa Chan submitted a letter of resignation Monday in order to run for state Senate. Chan made national news for her antigay remarks in a secretly recorded meeting.

WATCH: Political Opponent Slams Christie on Same-Sex Marriage Stance
October 09 2013 3:40 PM ET

WATCH: Opponent Slams Chris Christie on Marriage Stance

Daniel Reynolds

N.J. state senator Barbara Buono, Chris Christie's gubernatorial opponent, told the governor that her daughter 'is not a political agenda' during a Tuesday debate.

N.J. Diner Patron Grills Chris Christie on Marriage Equality Opposition
October 09 2013 1:52 PM ET

N.J. Diner Patron Grills Chris Christie on Marriage Equality Opposition

Daniel Reynolds

The N.J. governor told the customer that marriage equality is not a human rights issue and reiterated his stance that voters should decide.

Supreme Court Rejects Univ. Administrator's Appeal of Firing After Antigay Speech
October 09 2013 1:24 PM ET

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Firing Over Antigay Speech

Daniel Reynolds

In its first day back in session, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review an appeal of Dixon v. University of Toledo, involving an administrator who was fired for antigay remarks.

Supreme Court Dismisses Ken Cuccinelli’s Sodomy Law Appeal
October 08 2013 6:01 PM ET

Maddow: SCOTUS Dismisses Cuccinelli's Sodomy Ban

Jase Peeples

Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli's campaign suffered another setback after the Supreme Court dismissed the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s appeal to reinstate Virginia's sodomy law.

Anderson Cooper Fires Back After GOP Rep Accuses Him of Journalistic Bias
October 08 2013 3:33 PM ET

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Slams GOP Rep. Alleging Bias

Jase Peeples

'When you’re not on Fox News, you get contentious interviews,' Cooper told Republican congressman Raul Labrador during a heated exchange Monday.

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