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.
Texas AG Is Latest to Claim Antigay Marriage Laws Protect Children
July 30 2014 3:46 PM ET

Texas AG Is Latest to Claim Antigay Marriage Laws Protect Children

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional.

BREAKING: HRC Takes on MichFest
July 30 2014 1:36 PM ET

HRC Takes on MichFest

Parker Marie Molloy

The Human Rights Campaign has weighed in on the trans-exclusionary 'womyn born womyn' intention of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival, and festival organizers may not like what the national group has to say.

Op-ed: Confessions of a Former Ted Nugent Fan
July 30 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Confessions of a Former Ted Nugent Fan

Rebecca Juro

Like many former Ted Nugent fans, one woman has had to choose a side.

Op-ed: There's Room Under the Bus for All of Us
July 30 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: There's Room Under the Bus for All of Us

Tim Seelig

One man's workplace was also his closet door: the Southern Baptist Church.

40 Under 40: Prison Turned CeCe McDonald Into an Activist
July 30 2014 4:00 AM ET

Going to a Prison Made CeCe McDonald Want to Fix Them

Parker Marie Molloy

The Fighters: With a conviction that changed her life, CeCe McDonald found herself amid the struggles transgender women face in America's already unbalanced judicial system.

WATCH: Ohio's First Pro-Marriage Equality Ad in a Decade
July 29 2014 7:57 PM ET

WATCH: Ohio's First Pro-Marriage Equality Ad in a Decade

Daniel Reynolds

The heartwarming ad, which features a gay couple of 50 years, is the first of its kind since the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage occurred in 2004.

WATCH: Inspirational 9-Year-Old Trans Girl Has Big Dreams
July 29 2014 6:23 PM ET

WATCH: Inspirational 9-Year-Old Trans Girl Has Big Dreams

Parker Marie Molloy

When 9-year-old Cee Cee Ott grows up, she wants to help other trans people by becoming a surgeon specializing in gender-confirming surgeries.

South Carolina's Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight
July 29 2014 5:29 PM ET

S.C.'s Marriage Ban Won't Go Down Without a Fight

Sunnivie Brydum

The Republican attorney general said his office sees no reason to change its strategy after a federal court with jurisdiction over South Carolina struck down a similar ban on same-sex marriage in Virginia.

Equality Michigan Petitions Michfest to End Exclusionary Policy
July 29 2014 11:35 AM ET

Michfest Petitioned By Statewide Group Over Exclusionary Policy

Parker Marie Molloy

A perennial source of controversy, Michigan Womyn's Music Festival's 'womyn born womyn' intention comes under fire from one of the state's largest LGBT advocacy organizations.

North Carolina AG Will Stop Defending Marriage Ban In Court
July 28 2014 7:44 PM ET July 29 2014 2:30 PM ET

WATCH: N.C. AG Won't Defend Marriage Ban In Court

Michelle Garcia

Hours after a federal court ruled Virginia's marriage ban is unconstitutional, North Carolina's attorney general said he will stop defending his state's ban in court.

Will Florida Marriage Case Be Rushed To Supreme Court?
July 28 2014 3:58 PM ET

Will Florida Marriage Case Be Rushed To Supreme Court?

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The couple who filed one of the legal challenges to Florida's marriage ban is asking for the state supreme court to pick up the case sooner than later.

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