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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.
Leaked Emails Support B. Scott's Claims of BET Discrimination
January 09 2014 3:02 PM ET

Leaked Emails Support B. Scott's Discrimination Claim

Sunnivie Brydum

Emails allegedly sent between network executives before and after the June 2013 BET Awards lend credibility to transgender media maven B. Scott's allegations of discrimination based on his gender identity.

Op-ed: Can The Media Please Stop Focusing on Trans People's Bodies?
January 09 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Can Media Stop Focusing on Trans People's Bodies?

Parker Marie Molloy

In interviews with Carmen Carrera and Laverne Cox, Katie Couric displayed a lack of understanding of trans issues that is too common in media.

LISTEN: If Rose Parade Can Have Gay Wedding, Why Not Stoning?
January 08 2014 4:01 PM ET

LISTEN: If Rose Parade Can Have Gay Wedding, Why Not Stoning?

Trudy Ring

That's a possibility put forth by one right-wing activist, among many other homophobic reactions to the parade wedding.

BREAKING: Gov. Says Gay, Lesbian Utahns Are Not Married
January 08 2014 3:27 PM ET January 08 2014 8:18 PM ET

Gov. Says Gay, Lesbian Utahns Are Not Married

Sunnivie Brydum

The office of Utah's governor announced today the state will not recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that took place before a federal injunction brought such marriages to a halt Monday.

BREAKING: Efforts to Repeal Calif. Trans Student Law Remain Alive
January 08 2014 2:16 PM ET

Efforts to Repeal CA Trans Student Law Remain Alive

Parker Marie Molloy

Efforts to repeal a law designed to protect transgender students remain alive as signature verification cleared one of two hurdles.

Discrimination Charge Leveled Against Company Lauded by HRC
January 08 2014 11:38 AM ET

San Antonio's Nondiscrimination Ordinance Nets First Complaint

Parker Marie Molloy

A San Antonio transgender man becomes the first to file a complaint under San Antonio's nondiscrimination ordinance.

California Caterer Refuses to Serve Gay Wedding Over 'Christian Beliefs'
January 08 2014 6:00 AM ET

Caterer Refuses to Serve Gay Wedding Over 'Christian Beliefs'

Daniel Reynolds

Although marriage equality has been restored in California, the denial of wedding services to same-sex couples may still be legal.

Op-ed: Why The CDC’s Latest HIV Report Is So Alarming
January 08 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why The CDC’s Latest HIV Report Is So Alarming

Leela Ginelle

And what the CDC is doing to offset high HIV transmission rates among transgender women.

N.M. Gov. Won't Push Anti–Marriage Equality Measure
January 07 2014 8:17 PM ET

N.M. Gov. Won't Push Anti–Marriage Equality Measure

Trudy Ring

Marriage equality is 'now the law of the land,' says Gov. Susana Martinez, who earlier had advocated a popular vote on the matter.

Janet Napolitano Discusses LGBT Rights on 'Meet the Press'
January 07 2014 3:54 PM ET

WATCH: Janet Napolitano 'Evolves' on Marriage Equality

Michael Regula

The former Department of Homeland Security secretary and current Olympic delegate discussed security and LGBT rights ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.

WATCH: Lesbian Teacher to Wear Engagement Ring to Work at Catholic School
January 07 2014 3:37 PM ET

Lesbian Teacher Gets Engaged, Wears Ring to Catholic School

Sunnivie Brydum

Stephanie Merrow is a drama teacher at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammammish, Wash., which recently dismissed its vice principal after he married another man.

Former Gov. Has Best Quote of the Year on GOP's 'Family Values'
January 07 2014 3:14 PM ET January 07 2014 4:31 PM ET

Former Gov. Brilliantly Disses GOP's 'Family Values'

Daniel Reynolds

'Oh, yeah, name these Republicans,' Brian Schweitzer, former governor of Montana, told Slate. 'The ones cheating on their third wives while they’re talking about traditional family values?'

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