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.
February 18 2014 11:27 AM ET

Irish Journalist Apologizes for 'Gays Don’t Like Sports' Comments

An Irish former rugby player and broadcaster eats crow after saying you’re not supposed to like the same things he does

WATCH: Fox News Hosts Put Down Facebook's New Gender Options
February 17 2014 6:15 PM ET

WATCH: Fox News Teases Facebook Over New Gender Options

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Tucker Carlson refers to 'intersex' identification as 'whatever that is,' while Todd Starnes sneers, 'What if you identify as a pine cone or a chicken or a weed whacker?'

February 17 2014 4:12 PM ET

Former Venezuelan First Daughter Married Recently in NY & Ohio

Cecillia Perez-Matos on marrying Michelle Santill-Perez: 'Michelle looked like everything I had been wanting and wishing for all my life.'

Washington to Convert Domestic Partnerships to Marriage
February 17 2014 12:22 PM ET

Washington to Convert Domestic Partnerships to Marriage

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The final leg of the new marriage equality laws in Washington state means that any same-sex couple who hasn't dissolved their domestic partnership will soon find themselves married (unless they're seniors).

Europe's First Trans Parliamentarian Arrested at Olympics for Gay Sign
February 17 2014 11:26 AM ET

Europe's First Trans Parliamentarian Arrested at Olympics for Gay Sign

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Valdimir Luxuria says she was arrested and detained for carrying a "Gay is OK" sign but she's not backing down.

Utah Plaintiffs in Federal Marriage Case Get Engaged
February 16 2014 1:38 PM ET

Utah Plaintiffs in Federal Marriage Case Get Engaged

Michelle Garcia

Two of the plaintiffs in the case to challenge Utah's 2004 marriage ban got engaged on Friday night.

Radio DJs Sorry For Birthday Invitation Hoax
February 15 2014 5:17 PM ET

Radio DJs Sorry For Birthday Invitation Hoax

Michelle Garcia

Turns out that this party invitation and the homophobic reply was all a hoax.

N.C. Gay Couples Register Marriages With State
February 15 2014 12:43 PM ET

N.C. Gay Couples Register Marriages With State

Michelle Garcia

Two couples shared a symbolic gesture toward marriage equality in their home states.

Mo. Gov Wants Marriage Ban Repealed
February 14 2014 8:28 PM ET

Mo. Gov Wants Marriage Ban Repealed

Trudy Ring

But Gov. Jay Nixon says the move should come from voters, not the courts, in response to a lawsuit filed this week.

PHOTO: Obama, White House Thank Edie Windsor
February 14 2014 4:35 PM ET

PHOTO: Obama, White House Thank Edie Windsor

Sunnivie Brydum

President Obama met this week with Edie Windsor, the octogenarian lesbian whose landmark case at the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Texas Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Trans Widow
February 14 2014 3:50 PM ET

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Trans Widow

Parker Marie Molloy

A state appeals court has overturned a lower ruling nullifying the marriage between a trans woman and her deceased husband, sending the case back for relitigation.

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