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.
Oregonians May Consider Marriage Equality and Broad Religious Exemptions
February 03 2014 1:46 PM ET

Oregonians May Consider Marriage Equality and Broad Religious Exemptions

Sunnivie Brydum

Voters in Oregon could see both LGBT-related issues on the ballot in November.

WATCH: Laverne Cox Kills it With 'Creating Change' Speech
February 01 2014 11:48 AM ET

WATCH: Laverne Cox Kills it With 'Creating Change' Speech

Jase Peeples

The Orange is the New Black star brought the audience of the ‘Creating Change’ conference to their feet with an inspirational speech on the struggles of trans people

Pundit: LGBT Voters May Doom GOP Presidential Candidates
January 31 2014 6:09 PM ET

Pundit: LGBT Voters May Doom GOP Presidential Candidates

Ran Aubrey Frazier

The growing influence of LGBT Americans is among the reasons George W. Bush may have been the last Republican president, says conservative commentator Myra Adams.

WATCH: Christian Rapper's Antigay Response to 'Same Love'
January 31 2014 12:16 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Rapper's Antigay Answer to 'Same Love'

Sunnivie Brydum

Texas rapper Bizzle uses the instrumental hook from Macklemore's 'Same Love' to say that LGBT people are sinful, violent, and just like pedophiles.

Utah Rep. Wants to Restrict Trans Bathroom Access, Mandate Exams
January 31 2014 11:51 AM ET

Utah Rep. Wants to Restrict Trans Bathroom Access, Mandate Physical Exams

Parker Marie Molloy

Freshman legislator Michael Kennedy introduced new legislation in the Utah House that would require transgender people to undergo a genital examination before they could use the restroom corresponding with their identity.

Calif. Bill Promotes Proper Identification on Trans Death Certificates
January 31 2014 10:25 AM ET

Calif. Bill Promotes Accurate ID on Trans Death Certificates

Parker Marie Molloy

A California lawmaker introduced a bill designed to ensure that deceased transgender individuals are correctly identified on death certificates.

January 31 2014 10:17 AM ET

Why Barneys Transgender Ad Campaign is So Great

There's something new happening here, and it isn't the fact that Barneys is putting trans people in couture and in front of the camera.

WATCH: Reporter Recounts Harassment in Russia
January 30 2014 8:54 PM ET

WATCH: Reporter Recounts Harassment in Russia

Ran Aubrey Frazier

A Norwegian TV journalist tells of the intimidation he and his crew suffered while reporting on Olympics preparations.

WATCH: Ill. Catholic Bishop Says Gays Need 'Discipline,' Like Kids
January 30 2014 4:22 PM ET

WATCH: Ill. Catholic Bishop Says Gays Need 'Discipline,' Like Kids

Trudy Ring

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, who conducted an exorcism service the day the Illinois marriage equality bill was signed into law, has also repeated his assertion that Satan is behind same-sex marriage.

Maryland State Senate Race Pits Trans Woman Against Gay Man
January 30 2014 3:35 PM ET

Maryland Senate Race Pits Trans Woman Against Gay Man

Parker Marie Molloy

Dana Beyer looks to become the first transgender individual elected to the Maryland's General Assembly, challenging a gay incumbent with a strong track record on LGBT issues.

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