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.
Catholic Cardinal: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'
March 04 2014 5:01 PM ET

Catholic Cardinal: 'Homosexuals Are Not Criminals'

Michael O'Loughlin

A high-ranking Vatican official condemns Uganda's antigay law.

UPDATE: Trans Student Recants Story of Sexual Assault at Calif. High School
March 04 2014 4:56 PM ET March 04 2014 8:22 PM ET

UPDATE: Trans Student Recants Story of Sexual Assault at Calif. High School

Advocate.com Editors

A transgender student originally told police he was assaulted in a bathroom at his California high school.

Maryland Senate Passes Trans Nondiscrimination Bill
March 04 2014 4:35 PM ET

Maryland Senate Passes Trans Nondiscrimination Bill

Parker Marie Molloy

The Maryland Senate passed a bill that would make the state the 18th in the nation to ban discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Dalai Lama: Marriage Equality Is 'OK'
March 04 2014 11:54 AM ET

Dalai Lama: Marriage Equality Is 'OK'

Michelle Garcia

The spiritual leader said same-sex couples should be able to get married.

Kentucky's Attorney General Won't Appeal Equal Marriage Ruling, But Governor Will
March 04 2014 11:15 AM ET March 04 2014 3:01 PM ET

Ky. AG Won't Appeal Equal Marriage Ruling, But Gov. Will

Sunnivie Brydum

The federal judge who struck down the state's marriage ban 'got it right,' says Kentucky's Democratic attorney general. The state's governor, also a Democrat, disagrees.

Fox News Analyst Cut Off While Making Civil Rights Argument
March 03 2014 7:40 PM ET

Fox News Analyst Cut Off While Making Civil Rights Argument

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Bernie Goldberg's interview on The Kelly File leaves him shaking his head in disgust.

Same-Sex Military Spouses File Brief Supporting Marriage Equality
March 03 2014 7:39 PM ET

Same-Sex Military Spouses File Brief Supporting Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Two groups dedicated to serving the LGBT men and women in uniform and their families filed an amicus brief at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth District today, arguing that the federal court should declare a fundamental right to marriage in all 50 states.

MassEquality Negotiates Over St. Pat's Parade
March 03 2014 6:11 PM ET

MassEquality Negotiates Over St. Pat's Parade

Michelle Garcia

Boston's venerable St. Patrick's Day Parade is only two weeks away, but it's not yet clear whether Massachusetts's most prominent LGBT group will be marching.

American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality
March 03 2014 5:41 PM ET

American Jesuits: Church Must Denounce Criminalization of Homosexuality

Michael O'Loughlin

A U.S. Jesuit magazine has published an editorial taking to task Catholics who support draconian laws criminalizing homosexuality.

Poll: Majority Supports Marriage Equality
March 03 2014 2:46 PM ET

Yet Another Big Poll: Majority Supports Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

In a new poll, most Americans say same-sex couples should have the legal right to marry.

WATCH: 'Trans Rights Are Human Rights' Highlights Awareness
March 03 2014 2:46 PM ET

WATCH: 'Trans Rights Are Human Rights'

Parker Marie Molloy

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the Asia Pacific Transgender Network marked Zero Discrimination Day on March 1 with a video designed to boost transgender awareness worldwide.

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