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: Marriage Equality Is an 'Extra Right,' Says Right-Wing Activist
March 10 2014 6:44 PM ET

WATCH: Marriage Equality Is an 'Extra Right,' Says Right-Wing Activist

Trudy Ring

Ben Carson, a rising conservative star, says gay people deserve equal rights but not 'extra rights' — the right to marry a same-sex partner being among the latter.

Lesbian Couple Sues Neighbors for Bias
March 10 2014 5:08 PM ET

Lesbian Couple Sues Neighbors for Bias

Michelle Garcia

A couple say they have faced numerous zoning issues in their Vermont town because they are lesbians.

Op-ed: In Boston, an Ugly St. Patrick's Day Tradition Continues
March 10 2014 1:25 PM ET

Op-ed: In Boston, an Ugly St. Patrick's Day Tradition Continues

Michael O'Loughlin

Irish Catholics in Boston, forgetting their history, play the bigot this St. Patrick's Day.

Op-ed: Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBT People
March 10 2014 12:23 PM ET

Pope Francis: One Year In, Door Slightly Ajar for LGBTs

Michael O'Loughlin

Progress for LGBT people in the religious sphere will not mirror advances at the ballot box or in the courts, but Pope Francis is showing how it's possible.

New York City Issues Trans-Inclusive Student Policy
March 10 2014 10:36 AM ET

New York City Issues Trans-Inclusive Student Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

The nation's largest school district adopted new guidelines as a means to protect transgender students.

Trans Woman Sues CrossFit After Being Told to Compete in Men's Division
March 10 2014 9:09 AM ET

Ordered to Compete with Men, Trans Woman Sues CrossFit

Parker Marie Molloy

The fitness giant ignores decades of research supporting the 34-year-old CrossFit athlete, relegating her to the men's division.

Op-ed: What People Don't Get About Dismay Over Jared Leto
March 10 2014 8:15 AM ET

What People Don't Get About Dismay Over Jared Leto

Parker Marie Molloy

The outcry against Rayon in Dallas Buyer's Club is less about Jared Leto playing a trans woman, and more about an industry where Rayon is the only trans woman allowed to exist.

Number Crunch: A Church in Crisis
March 10 2014 4:00 AM ET

Number Crunch: A Church in Crisis

Advocate.com Editors

Will it change and survive? The data show it’s in dire straits.

South Carolina Legislators Vote to Cut University Funding for Assigning LGBT Books
March 09 2014 3:46 PM ET

South Carolina Legislators Vote to Cut University Funding for Assigning LGBT Books

Jase Peeples

Republican legislators in South Carolina want to teach two state universities a lesson for assigning books with LGBT themes.

WATCH: One Gay Man's Touching Plea for Equality in Utah
March 09 2014 2:09 PM ET

WATCH: One Gay Man's Touching Plea for Equality in Utah

Jase Peeples

Gay Utah native Justin Utley shares his heartbreaking story of loss and workplace discrimination at a meeting with state lawmakers and officials.

Timothy Dolan Uncomfortable as Pope Calls for Study of Civil Unions
March 09 2014 2:04 PM ET

Uncomfortable: Timothy Dolan Versus Pope on Civil Unions

Lucas Grindley

Once again American Catholic leadership is being challenged over whether they disagree with something Pope Francis has said.

Low-Income Apartment Complex for LGBT Seniors Opens in Philadelphia
March 09 2014 12:49 PM ET

WATCH: Low-Income Apartments for LGBT Seniors Open

Jase Peeples

Philadelphia’s gayborhood is now home to one of only 3 housing developments in the country specifically for LGBT seniors.

Archbishop of NY Applauds NFL Hopeful Michael Sam for Coming Out
March 08 2014 5:04 PM ET March 09 2014 10:46 AM ET

Archbishop Dolan to NFL Hopeful Michael Sam: 'Bravo'

Jase Peeples

'Good for him,' New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says of NFL hopeful Michael Sam revealing he is gay. 'I would have no sense of judgment on him.'

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