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.
Will Boston St. Patrick's Parade Embrace Gay Group?
March 02 2014 1:27 PM ET

Will Boston St. Patrick's Parade Embrace Gay Group?

Michelle Garcia

An LGBT group will be allowed to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade, but at least one sticking point is preventing them from accepting the invite.

Another Arizona Bill Quietly Looms
March 01 2014 1:24 PM ET

Another Arizona Bill Quietly Looms

Michelle Garcia

Though Gov. Brewer vetoed a bill that would have legalized discrimination, another (less broad) bill might not face as much heavy scrutiny.

Obama: Religious Freedom Bill Fight Not Over
March 01 2014 1:15 PM ET

Obama: Religious Freedom Bill Fight Not Over

Michelle Garcia

While addressing his party on Friday, President Obama condemned the discriminatory nature of religious freedom bills.

Texas Attorney General Vows to Appeal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
February 28 2014 1:48 PM ET

Texas Attorney General Vows to Appeal Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Daniel Reynolds

Despite his friendship with one of the gay plaintiffs, Greg Abbott, the attorney general of Texas, promised to appeal Judge Orlando Garcia's recent overturn of the state's same-sex marriage ban.

February 28 2014 1:20 PM ET

From Home Depot to Grammys: Dustin & Spencer's EXCLUSIVE Wedding Photos

Including Betty Who, who sang at the couple's Utah nuptials

Calif. Bills Seek to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense, Address Other Issues
February 27 2014 9:14 PM ET

Calif. Bills Seek to Ban 'Gay Panic' Defense, Address Other Issues

Trudy Ring

Statewide LGBT right organization Equality California is sponsoring seven bills this legislative session.

WATCH: Catholic League: Religious People Feel 'Besieged' by LGBT Progress
February 27 2014 8:15 PM ET

WATCH: Catholic League: Religious People Feel 'Besieged' by LGBT Progress

Michael O'Loughlin

The president of the Catholic League says people of faith feel besieged by advances in LGBT rights but comes out in support of workplace nondiscrimination protection.

February 27 2014 5:14 PM ET

Today in Gay History: A NY Mayor Illegally Married 24 Same-Sex Couples

Although the marriages were not recognized, New Paltz Mayor Jason West married same-sex couples in front of hundreds

Lance Bass Speaks Out Against Miss. 'License to Discriminate' Bill
February 27 2014 3:50 PM ET

Lance Bass Speaks Out Against Miss. 'License to Discriminate' Bill

Trudy Ring

Meanwhile, a legislative subcommittee removes some saw as the bill's most problematic language.

WATCH: CNN Commentator Calls Ken Cuccinelli a 'Homophobe'
February 27 2014 1:56 PM ET

WATCH: CNN Commentator Calls Ken Cuccinelli a 'Homophobe'

Daniel Reynolds

While debating Arizona's 'license to discriminate' bill on CNN's Crossfire, gay journalist LZ Granderson called out the former attorney general of Virginia for his antigay record.

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