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.
No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box
June 18 2014 1:13 PM ET

No, Rep. Aaron Schock Is Not on the Wheaties Box

Annie Hollenbeck

Antigay congressman Schock did not appear on a box of cereal made by a company that has been increasingly supportive of its LGBT workers.

Op-ed: Born a Man? No, Born a Baby
June 18 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Born a Man? No, Born a Baby

Fallon Fox and Parker Marie Molloy

When people say transgender women were 'born as men,' it creates an inaccurate image.

S.F. Archbishop: March for Marriage Not 'Anti-LGBT'
June 17 2014 7:53 PM ET

S.F. Archbishop: March for Marriage Not 'Anti-LGBT'

Trudy Ring

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone defends his participation in the march against marriage equality.

Canadian Trans Boy Wins Landmark Ruling for Gender Recognition
June 17 2014 7:12 PM ET

Canadian Trans Boy Wins Landmark Ruling

Mitch Kellaway

Wren Kauffman, a 12-year-old trans boy, is at the center of a historic decision after filing a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

In a First, Senate Confirms Two Gay Federal Judges
June 17 2014 6:46 PM ET

In a First, Senate Confirms Two Gay Federal Judges

Trudy Ring

Today marks the first time two out federal judges were confirmed on the same day, and the action makes history in other ways too,

S.C. Teenager Told to Remove Makeup to Take License Photo
June 17 2014 4:20 PM ET

S.C. DMV Says This Teen's Makeup Is a 'Disguise'

Sunnivie Brydum

Activists say the South Carolina DMV discriminated against a gender-nonconforming teenager when an employee demanded the teen remove his makeup before taking a driver's license photo.

Op-ed: No, Obama's Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win
June 17 2014 3:46 PM ET

Op-ed: No, Obama's Executive Order Is Not a (Total) Win

Rebecca Juro

As we celebrate the president's announcement of a nondiscrimination order, let's be realistic too.

Perry Now 'Defers to Scientists' on Ex-Gay Therapy
June 17 2014 3:14 PM ET

Perry Now 'Defers to Scientists' on Ex-Gay Therapy

Michelle Garcia

CNBC's Joe Kernen confronted Rick Perry about his comparison between homosexuality and alcoholism, but the Texas governor still stands by his beliefs.

Sen. Hatch Calls for Broad Religious Exemptions in Exec Order
June 17 2014 2:59 PM ET

Senator Wants Big Exemption in Obama's Executive Order

Trudy Ring

Orrin Hatch says a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination should let religiously affiliated employers opt out.

June 17 2014 10:26 AM ET

Love Books? You'll Love This Gay Marriage Proposal

Powell's in Portland, Oregon, played host to a sweet engagement scenario

'Ex-Gay' Activist: Food Replaced 'Sexual Sin'
June 17 2014 5:00 AM ET

'Ex-Gay' Activist: Food Replaced 'Sexual Sin'

Trudy Ring

So says Jeremy Schwab, the man who takes responsibility for a key plank in the Texas Republican Party platform.

S.C. Gov OK's Measure Penalizing Schools for LGBT Curricula
June 17 2014 4:30 AM ET

S.C. Gov OK's Penalizing Schools for LGBT Curricula

Trudy Ring

The state budget requires two colleges to make up for having put LGBT-themed books on student reading lists by teaching about the nation's founding documents.

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