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.
Vox Editor in Chief Defends Hiring of 'Homophobic' Gay Writer
March 14 2014 3:37 PM ET

Vox Editor in Chief Defends Hiring of 'Homophobic' Gay Writer

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Arguing for 'ideological diversity,' Vox editor in chief Ezra Klein says gay journalist Brandon Ambrosino was the right choice for his publication.

Big Repub Donors Fund Push for ENDA
March 14 2014 2:32 PM ET

Big Repub Donors Fund Push for ENDA

Trudy Ring

Some Republicans are putting money and clout behind the campaign to pass ENDA.

Rachel Maddow Blasts Critics of Obama's 'Funny or Die' Interview
March 14 2014 2:10 PM ET

Maddow Blasts Critics of Obama's Funny or Die Interview

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The MSNBC host pushed back against commentators who have claimed Obama degraded the presidency by appearing on Between Two Ferns.

Boston: Major Beer Sponsor Pulls Out of St. Pat's Parade
March 14 2014 12:34 PM ET

Boston: Major Beer Sponsor Pulls Out of St. Pat's Parade

Michelle Garcia

The company that owns Sam Adams beer will not sponsor South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade because of the flap over LGBT participation.

How New Immigration Detention Guidelines Fail Trans Inmates
March 14 2014 4:53 AM ET

Do New Immigration Detention Guidelines Fail Trans Detainees?

Parker Marie Molloy

What was once a problem is still a problem even after an Obama administration review, trans activists warn.

Michigan's First Out Federal Judge Confirmed
March 13 2014 3:34 PM ET

Michigan's First Out Federal Judge Confirmed

Sunnivie Brydum

With her unanimous Senate confirmation yesterday, Judith Levy just became the first openly lesbian federal judge in Michigan.

WATCH: Married British Same-Sex Couples Are Now Legal
March 13 2014 12:56 PM ET

WATCH: Married British Same-Sex Couples Are Now Legal

Sunnivie Brydum

Without any additional paperwork, legally married same-sex couples living in England and Wales are now recognized as such by the British government.

Couples Sue Florida for Recognition of Their Marriages
March 13 2014 11:59 AM ET

Couples Sue Florida for Recognition of Their Marriages

Lucas Grindley

Could Florida become the next state where the legal fight for marriage equality advances?

Study Urges U.S. Military to Reconsider Ban on Transgender Personnel
March 13 2014 10:51 AM ET

Study: Rescind The Ban on Trans Service Members

Parker Marie Molloy

A study funded by transgender billionaire and military veteran Jennifer Pritzker breaks down the arguments disqualifying trans people from military service.

WATCH: Debunking the 'Surgery Is a Top Priority For Trans People' Myth
March 13 2014 8:39 AM ET

WATCH: Debunking the 'Surgery Is a Top Priority For Trans People' Myth

Parker Marie Molloy

In a new series of videos, the Human Rights Campaign hopes to shine light on many of the myths surrounding trans health and well-being. In the first video, HRC tackles myths surrounding gender-confirming surgeries.

Op-Ed: Pope's Legacy Will Be That He's Willing to Listen
March 13 2014 3:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Pope's Legacy Will Be That He's Willing to Listen

Francis DeBernardo

The leader of a pro-LGBT Catholic group reflects on the pope's first year.

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