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.
January 18 2014 5:00 PM ET

Man Who Threatened Gay Seattle Mayor in Custody

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Floods in Britain? You'll Never Guess What's to Blame
January 18 2014 2:53 PM ET

Floods in Britain? You'll Never Guess What's to Blame

Lucas Grindley

A British lawmaker has penned a homophobic rant in his local newspaper that blames marriage equality for flooding.

January 18 2014 12:33 PM ET

Utah Wants More Time From Court

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Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Transgender Inmate
January 17 2014 6:11 PM ET

Fed. Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Trans Inmate

Parker Marie Molloy

A federal appeals court today upheld a judge's 2012 ruling that transgender inmates should have access to transition-related care while they are incarcerated.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Slays Louie Gohmert's 'Plumbing Lesson' Remark
January 17 2014 4:43 PM ET

WATCH: Jon Stewart's 'Plumbing Lesson' for Texas Rep.

Jami Smith

Jon Stewart took Rep. Louie Gohmert to school over his remark about federal judges needing 'plumbing lessons' following pro-equality rulings in Utah and Oklahoma.

Anti-LGBT Organization Again Takes Aim at Colo. Trans Student 'Jane Doe'
January 17 2014 4:42 PM ET

Anti-LGBT Organization Again Takes Aim at Colo. Trans Student

Parker Marie Molloy

One of the groups behind Proposition 8 and the ongoing efforts to repeal California's trans student law is again targeting a single trans student in Colorado.

George Takei Slams Utah Governor for Refusing to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
January 17 2014 4:22 PM ET

George Takei Slams Utah Governor for Refusing to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Patrick Yacco

'I'm stunned by his stupidity,' Takei said of Gov. Gary Herbert's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages that took place in Utah.

Trans Woman Dares Bible-Quoting Councilman to Stone Her to Death
January 17 2014 4:14 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Woman Calls Councilman's Bluff

Parker Marie Molloy

A Shreveport, La., City Council member Tuesday withdrew a bill that would repeal the city's recently passed antidiscrimination ordinance following backlash from residents, including one woman willing to call his bluff.

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