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.
Marco Rubio Blocks Gay Black Judge's Nomination to Federal Judiciary
September 24 2013 3:40 PM ET

Marco Rubio Blocks Gay Judge's Nomination

Trudy Ring

The Florida senator says he's concerned about a couple of Judge William Thomas's rulings, but some accuse Rubio of playing politics.

First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge Confirmed
September 24 2013 1:38 PM ET

First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge Confirmed

Trudy Ring

The unanimous Senate confirmation makes Todd Hughes the highest-ranking openly gay federal judge.

Vatican Excommunicates Gay-Supportive Australian Priest
September 24 2013 1:05 PM ET

Gay-Supportive Priest Gets Excommunicated by Vatican

Trudy Ring

Despite Pope Francis's encouraging words, it's clear that the Roman Catholic Church hasn't changed it doctrine on LGBT equality.

LGBT Advocates File Briefs for New Mexico Marriage Equality
September 23 2013 7:10 PM ET

LGBT Advocates File Briefs for New Mexico Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The ACLU and NCLR filed legal briefs urging the New Mexico Supreme Court to declare marriage equality the law of the land.

WATCH: Trans Professor Asked to Leave Calif. Christian College
September 23 2013 6:23 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Professor Asked to Leave Calif. Christian College

Sunnivie Brydum

Heath Adam Ackley has been a professor at Azusa Pacific University for 15 years — but he might be out of a job now that he's revealed he is transgender.

Right Wing Roundup: Hilary as Lesbian President, Pope Francis And Satan Are Besties
September 23 2013 5:06 PM ET

Right Wing Roundup: Ellen Proves LGBT Equality Isn't a Civil Right?

Sunnivie Brydum

Whether they're claiming that Hillary would be the first lesbian president or that gay rights aren't civil rights because black people didn't have Ellen DeGeneres, these are the highlights of the latest right-wing hysteria.

Trans Lawyer Launches Russian Presidential Bid
September 23 2013 3:10 PM ET

Trans Lawyer Launches Russian Presidential Bid

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Bast, the Russian human rights lawyer who recently came out as a bisexual trans woman, plans to run for President of Russia in 2018.

Impeach Judge Who Ordered Ohio to Recognize Gay Marriages, Says Local Lawmaker
September 23 2013 1:44 PM ET

Ohio Lawmaker Wants Judge Impeached Over Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Ohio Rep. John Becker claims a federal judge's rulings in favor of a legally married gay couple and a gay widower demonstrate the judge's 'incompetence' and 'personal bias.'

WATCH: Trans Homecoming Queen Distraught Over Bigoted Backlash
September 23 2013 12:51 PM ET

Trans Homecoming Queen Distraught Over Bigoted Backlash

Sunnivie Brydum

Cassidy Campbell, a transgender teenager who won the title of Homecoming Queen at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., said she's tired of 'mean,' 'ignorant' people criticizing her victory.

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