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.
N.J. Diner Patron Grills Chris Christie on Marriage Equality Opposition
October 09 2013 1:52 PM ET

N.J. Diner Patron Grills Chris Christie on Marriage Equality Opposition

Daniel Reynolds

The N.J. governor told the customer that marriage equality is not a human rights issue and reiterated his stance that voters should decide.

Supreme Court Rejects Univ. Administrator's Appeal of Firing After Antigay Speech
October 09 2013 1:24 PM ET

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Firing Over Antigay Speech

Daniel Reynolds

In its first day back in session, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review an appeal of Dixon v. University of Toledo, involving an administrator who was fired for antigay remarks.

Supreme Court Dismisses Ken Cuccinelli’s Sodomy Law Appeal
October 08 2013 6:01 PM ET

Maddow: SCOTUS Dismisses Cuccinelli's Sodomy Ban

Jase Peeples

Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli's campaign suffered another setback after the Supreme Court dismissed the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s appeal to reinstate Virginia's sodomy law.

Anderson Cooper Fires Back After GOP Rep Accuses Him of Journalistic Bias
October 08 2013 3:33 PM ET

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Slams GOP Rep. Alleging Bias

Jase Peeples

'When you’re not on Fox News, you get contentious interviews,' Cooper told Republican congressman Raul Labrador during a heated exchange Monday.

Trans Professor Leaves Christian College After 15 Years
October 07 2013 3:58 PM ET

Trans Professor Leaves Christian College After 15 Years

Sunnivie Brydum

Azusa Pacific University issued a statement Friday saying 'it would be best for Dr. Ackley to pursue professional endeavors elsewhere.'

Student Expelled from Calif. Baptist University for Being Trans
October 07 2013 3:02 PM ET

Student Expelled from Baptist University for Being Trans 

Sunnivie Brydum

The California university claims that Domaine Javier, a 24-year-old transgender woman, committed fraud when she listed her gender as female on the school's application.

Which Is Sinful — Marriage Equality or Homophobia?
October 07 2013 2:27 PM ET

Which Is Sinful — Marriage Equality or Homophobia?

Trudy Ring

Two religions offer two views of sin.

Scalia Knows (Closeted) Homosexuals
October 07 2013 12:41 PM ET

Scalia Says He Has (Closeted) Gay Friends

Sunnivie Brydum

In a wide-ranging interview with New York magazine, the senior-most Supreme Court justice discussed profanity, the Internet, the devil, and the gay people in his life who haven't come out to him.