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.
IOC Defends Removal of Trans MP for Rainbow Protest
February 18 2014 3:22 PM ET

IOC Defends Removal of Trans MP for Rainbow Protest

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee is defending the removal of several LGBT activists from the Olympic village Sunday, including a transgender former member of Italy's parliament.

Anglican Bishops Bar Priests From Celebrating Same-Sex Marriages
February 18 2014 2:54 PM ET

Anglican Priests Barred From Blessing Gay Marriages

Michael O'Loughlin

Days after the archbishop of Canterbury equated homophobia with racism, Anglican bishops have prohibited priests from celebrating same-sex marriages.

Mich. Gov. Wants to Keep Denying Benefits to Same-Sex Couples
February 18 2014 1:49 PM ET

Mich. Gov. Wants to Keep Denying Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's Republican governor filed a brief Friday asking a federal court to uphold a Michigan law that prohibits state and municipal governments from offering domestic-partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees.

February 18 2014 11:27 AM ET

Irish Journalist Apologizes for 'Gays Don’t Like Sports' Comments

An Irish former rugby player and broadcaster eats crow after saying you’re not supposed to like the same things he does

WATCH: Fox News Hosts Put Down Facebook's New Gender Options
February 17 2014 6:15 PM ET

WATCH: Fox News Teases Facebook Over New Gender Options

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Tucker Carlson refers to 'intersex' identification as 'whatever that is,' while Todd Starnes sneers, 'What if you identify as a pine cone or a chicken or a weed whacker?'

February 17 2014 4:12 PM ET

Former Venezuelan First Daughter Married Recently in NY & Ohio

Cecillia Perez-Matos on marrying Michelle Santill-Perez: 'Michelle looked like everything I had been wanting and wishing for all my life.'

Washington to Convert Domestic Partnerships to Marriage
February 17 2014 12:22 PM ET

Washington to Convert Domestic Partnerships to Marriage

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The final leg of the new marriage equality laws in Washington state means that any same-sex couple who hasn't dissolved their domestic partnership will soon find themselves married (unless they're seniors).

Europe's First Trans Parliamentarian Arrested at Olympics for Gay Sign
February 17 2014 11:26 AM ET

Europe's First Trans Parliamentarian Arrested at Olympics for Gay Sign

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Valdimir Luxuria says she was arrested and detained for carrying a "Gay is OK" sign but she's not backing down.

Utah Plaintiffs in Federal Marriage Case Get Engaged
February 16 2014 1:38 PM ET

Utah Plaintiffs in Federal Marriage Case Get Engaged

Michelle Garcia

Two of the plaintiffs in the case to challenge Utah's 2004 marriage ban got engaged on Friday night.

Radio DJs Sorry For Birthday Invitation Hoax
February 15 2014 5:17 PM ET

Radio DJs Sorry For Birthday Invitation Hoax

Michelle Garcia

Turns out that this party invitation and the homophobic reply was all a hoax.

N.C. Gay Couples Register Marriages With State
February 15 2014 12:43 PM ET

N.C. Gay Couples Register Marriages With State

Michelle Garcia

Two couples shared a symbolic gesture toward marriage equality in their home states.

Mo. Gov Wants Marriage Ban Repealed
February 14 2014 8:28 PM ET

Mo. Gov Wants Marriage Ban Repealed

Trudy Ring

But Gov. Jay Nixon says the move should come from voters, not the courts, in response to a lawsuit filed this week.

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