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.
Fox Pundit: Serving Gay Weddings Aids and Abets Sin
February 22 2014 2:47 PM ET

Fox Pundit: Serving Gay Weddings Aids and Abets Sin

Trudy Ring

Fox's Erick Erickson critiques colleague Kirsten Powers on laws that would allow businesses to use religion to justify discrimination against LGBT people.

Va. Legislator, Congressional Hopeful, Comes Out
February 22 2014 1:04 PM ET

Va. Legislator, Congressional Hopeful, Comes Out

Trudy Ring

Mark Sickles says 'the current moment in Virginia,' where a ban on same-sex marriage was recently struck down, motivated his announcement.

Phoenix Mayor: Bill Is 'Wrong Direction to Go'
February 22 2014 6:00 AM ET

Phoenix Mayor: Bill Is 'Wrong Direction to Go'

Trudy Ring

Greg Stanton denounces the pending legislation that would give legal cover to those who discriminate against LGBT people in the name of religion.

Noted Homophobes Launch Global Antigay Coalition
February 21 2014 5:44 PM ET

Noted Homophobes Launch Global Antigay Coalition

Trudy Ring

Scott Lively and Peter LaBarbera today introduced the new group, aimed at countering 'the LGBT agenda and its destructive influence,' and attracted some hecklers.

Two North Carolina Trans Women Win Name Change Cases
February 21 2014 5:23 PM ET

Two N.C. Trans Women Win Name Change Cases

Parker Marie Molloy

An 1891 law had been used to prevent two North Carolina trans women from legally changing their names. Today, a court order legally recognized these women for who they are.

Robin Roberts Is Most-Liked Morning News Personality
February 21 2014 3:57 PM ET

Numbers Are In: Robin Roberts Is Most Likable in TV Wars

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Roberts's winning personality has viewers hooked, making her the most popular a.m. host, based on an index of celebrity appeal. And Sam Champion is number 2.

Gay Catholic Says Priest Denied Him Communion, Last Rites
February 21 2014 3:20 PM ET

Gay Catholic Says Priest Denied Him Communion, Last Rites

Michael O'Loughlin

A gay man in Washington, D.C., says a Catholic chaplain denied him communion and anointing of the sick after learning of his sexuality.

Judge Says Chicago Marriage Equality Can Start Immediately
February 21 2014 1:00 PM ET February 28 2014 4:34 PM ET

Judge: The Wait Is Over for Chicago's Same-Sex Couples

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples in Cook County, Ill., don't have to wait until June to get married, according to a federal judge's ruling today.

How Amazon's Latest Pilot Could Reshape Public Understanding of Trans People
February 21 2014 6:00 AM ET

How Amazon's Latest Pilot Can Reshape Trans Storylines

Parker Marie Molloy

A new Amazon Original pilot has potential to reframe discussion around trans characters in scripted television — but it will only get the chance if viewers support the show.

Arizona House Passes 'License to Discriminate' Bill
February 20 2014 7:59 PM ET

Arizona House Passes 'License to Discriminate' Bill

Trudy Ring

It now awaits Gov. Jan Brewer's signature and has a good chance of becoming law.

February 20 2014 7:51 PM ET

Marriage Equality Coming to Finland?

Finland is the only Nordic country without marriage equality, but a Parliamentary debate might be the start of change.

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