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.
WATCH: New GLAAD Leader Talks Mission With Thomas Roberts
February 20 2014 5:49 PM ET

WATCH: New GLAAD Leader Talks Mission With Thomas Roberts

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Sarah Kate Ellis outlined the organization's goals and challenges in an interview with Thomas Roberts on Morning Joe.

'License to Discriminate' Bills Lose in Maine, Advance in Arizona
February 20 2014 4:55 PM ET

'License to Discriminate' Bills Lose in Maine, Advance in Arizona

Trudy Ring

Maine votes down a bill that would give religious cover to anti-LGBT discrimination, while Arizona appears on track to adopt one — and such measures have stalled in several other states.

U.K. Court: Police Acted Properly in Detaining Journalist's Partner
February 20 2014 3:50 PM ET

U.K. Court: Police Acted Properly in Detaining Journalist's Partner

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The detention of investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald's partner, David Miranda, was appropriate under U.K. law, a court rules. Miranda vows to appeal.

Va. Crafts Policy For Trans High School Athletes
February 20 2014 2:57 PM ET

Va. Crafts Policy for Trans HS Athletes

Parker Marie Molloy

The governing board of the Virginia association overseeing high school athletics recently adopted a policy that would allow trans participation in athletics, but the stipulations could make it tough for some students to take advantage.

Did Christianity Set Conditions for Marriage Equality?
February 20 2014 2:46 PM ET

Did Christianity Set Conditions for Marriage Equality?

Michael O'Loughlin

A writer argues that Christianity helped pave the way for marriage equality in the U.S.

Colo. Couples Sue for Marriage Equality
February 20 2014 2:05 PM ET

Colo. Couples Sue for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Nine same-sex couples filed a lawsuit in Denver's state district court Wednesday arguing that Colorado's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution.

Op-ed: It's Time to Stop With The T Word
February 20 2014 1:10 PM ET

Op-ed: It's Time to Stop With The T Word

Parker Marie Molloy

Some may think using the t word is permissible, but trans women who are the target of the hate that the word conjures don't necessarily agree.

WATCH: CNN's Don Lemon, Fox's Gregg Jarrett Trade Barbs
February 19 2014 9:45 PM ET

WATCH: CNN's Don Lemon, Fox's Gregg Jarrett Trade Barbs

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Jarrett lambasted Lemon for criticizing the verdict in the Michael Dunn trial, and Lemon responded strongly.

WATCH: Antigay Pol Says Devil's Behind His Troubles
February 19 2014 3:57 PM ET

WATCH: Antigay Pol Says Devil's Behind His Troubles

Trudy Ring

Dave Agema says calls for his resignation from the Republican National Committee are the devil's work, and he reiterates that the U.S. should adopt a 'gay propaganda' law like Russia's.

Sam Champion Preps New Weather Channel Show
February 19 2014 3:19 PM ET

Sam Champion Preps New Weather Channel Show

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The out Champion's new morning show will put him in competition with his former broadcast home, Good Morning America.

WATCH: Tenn. Councilman Says He's Being Recalled Because He's Gay
February 19 2014 2:17 PM ET

WATCH: Tenn. Councilman Says He's Being Recalled Because He's Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Chattanooga, Tenn., City Council member Chris Anderson claims those behind an effort to recall him have an antigay agenda.

Charlotte Mayor Helps Fired Gay Grocery Clerk
February 19 2014 1:25 PM ET

Charlotte Mayor Helps Fired Gay Grocery Clerk

Sunnivie Brydum

After a verbal altercation with North Carolina's Republican governor that cost him his job, Drew Swope received some needed support from the Charlotte's Democratic mayor.

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