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.
HRC Sets Its Sights on the Deep South

HRC Sets Its Sights on the Deep South

The LGBT rights organization is opening offices in Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Baptist School Silencing LGBT Students?

Baptist School Silencing LGBT Students?

An Ohio university confiscates a student newspaper that had supported LGBT students.

Alaska Supreme Court: Tax Law Biased Against Gay Couples

Alaska Supreme Court: Tax Law Biased Against Gay Couples

Three same-sex couples challenged Alaska's law that restricts their access to certain tax benefits because they cannot legally marry in their state.

S.D. Lesbians Prepare to Marry, Sue State for Recognition

S.D. Lesbians Prepare to Marry, Sue State for Recognition

South Dakota is one of just four states without pending litigation seeking the freedom to marry, but all that will change this weekend.

Rally Planned for Imprisoned 16-Year-Old Trans Girl

Rally Planned for Imprisoned 16-Year-Old Trans Girl

Supporters of a 16-year-old transgender girl have planned simultaneous rallies in New York and Connecticut to lobby for her release from prison after being transferred to an adult facility, without charges filed against her.

Gay Wedding Warms Up NYC Club for Big Gay Il(legal) Party

Gay Wedding Warms Up NYC Club for Big Gay Il(legal) Party

Howard Brenner and David Usdan are the first couple married at 54 Below, which will soon host a reception for the Big Gay (Il)legal Wedding contest winners.

WATCH: Author Defends Controversial Marriage Equality Book

WATCH: Author Defends Controversial Marriage Equality Book

Bringing the fight to federal court, as happened in the Proposition 8 case, 'was absolutely a revolutionary step to take,' Jo Becker tells MSNBC host Ronan Farrow.

Fox News Calls Chelsea Manning a 'Gender-Bender'

Fox News Calls Chelsea Manning a 'Gender-Bender'

Fox News uses the GLAAD-defined defamatory slur 'gender-bender' to refer to Chelsea Manning, adding to the network's long track record of deprecating trans individuals.

Liberian Priest Denounces Homosexuality in Easter Sermon

Liberian Priest Denounces Homosexuality in Easter Sermon

A Catholic priest in Liberia chides that country's president for not speaking out strongly enough against gay rights.

Gay Oregon Judge Plays 'Devil's Advocate' in Marriage Case

Gay Ore. Judge Plays 'Devil's Advocate' in Marriage Case

In the absence of a formal legal defense supporting Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, a gay federal judge asked probing questions during Wednesday's hearing.

Pastor Stands by Embattled Scout Leader

Pastor Stands by Embattled Scout Leader

The pastor of a Seattle-area Methodist church supports openly gay scout leader Geoff McGrath, even as the Boy Scouts of America cuts ties with the troop he leads at the church.

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