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.
Piers Morgan Out the Door at CNN
February 24 2014 8:05 PM ET

Piers Morgan Out the Door at CNN

Ran Aubrey Frazier

After months of lagging ratings and several controversies involving transgender and gay issues, CNN's Piers Morgan Live will end its run.

February 24 2014 4:26 PM ET

David Mixner Shares His Near-Death Experience, His Fight to Live

The civil rights activist shares his thoughts after a near-death decision in an intensive care unit

92-Year-Old Trans Widow Wins Social Security Battle
February 24 2014 4:22 PM ET

92-Year-Old Trans Widow Wins Battle With SSA

Parker Marie Molloy

The 92-year-old transgender World War II veteran received a Valentine's Day surprise in the form of a legal victory.

Op-ed: Is Alec Baldwin Transphobic or Just Ignorant?
February 24 2014 2:55 PM ET

Op-ed: Is Alec Baldwin Transphobic or Just Ignorant?

Parker Marie Molloy

Alec Baldwin stumbled into a transphobic slur during his farewell to public life in a recent editorial for New York Magazine. Can you blame him for not understanding why this is wrong?

Op-ed: The Weird Relationship Between Mormons and Marriage
February 24 2014 5:18 AM ET

Op-ed: The Weird Relationship Between Mormons and Marriage

Roman Feeser

Ironic that leaders of the Mormon Church are still fighting to keep marriage equality off the books.

WATCH: Sharon Gless for Marriage Equality in Fla.
February 23 2014 9:37 PM ET

WATCH: Sharon Gless for Marriage Equality in Fla.

Trudy Ring

Gless joins the fight for marriage equality in Florida, where she has a home and where six couples have sued to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The groups involved in the suit will update the public and answer questions during a conference call Monday.

George Takei to Arizona: 'You Don't Deserve Our Dollars'
February 23 2014 1:43 PM ET February 24 2014 1:12 PM ET

George Takei to Arizona: 'You Don't Deserve Our Dollars'

Trudy Ring

Takei calls for a boycott of the state if its 'license to discriminate' bill becomes law, and U.S. senator Jeff Flake also announces opposition to the measure.

Fox Pundit: Serving Gay Weddings Aids and Abets Sin
February 22 2014 2:47 PM ET

Fox Pundit: Serving Gay Weddings Aids and Abets Sin

Trudy Ring

Fox's Erick Erickson critiques colleague Kirsten Powers on laws that would allow businesses to use religion to justify discrimination against LGBT people.

Va. Legislator, Congressional Hopeful, Comes Out
February 22 2014 1:04 PM ET

Va. Legislator, Congressional Hopeful, Comes Out

Trudy Ring

Mark Sickles says 'the current moment in Virginia,' where a ban on same-sex marriage was recently struck down, motivated his announcement.

Phoenix Mayor: Bill Is 'Wrong Direction to Go'
February 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

Phoenix Mayor: Bill Is 'Wrong Direction to Go'

Trudy Ring

Greg Stanton denounces the pending legislation that would give legal cover to those who discriminate against LGBT people in the name of religion.

Noted Homophobes Launch Global Antigay Coalition
February 21 2014 5:44 PM ET

Noted Homophobes Launch Global Antigay Coalition

Trudy Ring

Scott Lively and Peter LaBarbera today introduced the new group, aimed at countering 'the LGBT agenda and its destructive influence,' and attracted some hecklers.

Two North Carolina Trans Women Win Name Change Cases
February 21 2014 5:23 PM ET

Two N.C. Trans Women Win Name Change Cases

Parker Marie Molloy

An 1891 law had been used to prevent two North Carolina trans women from legally changing their names. Today, a court order legally recognized these women for who they are.

Robin Roberts Is Most-Liked Morning News Personality
February 21 2014 3:57 PM ET

Numbers Are In: Robin Roberts Is Most Likable in TV Wars

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Roberts's winning personality has viewers hooked, making her the most popular a.m. host, based on an index of celebrity appeal. And Sam Champion is number 2.

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