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.
San Antonio Republicans Attempt to Repeal 'Pro-Homosexual' Ordinance

San Antonio GOP Wants to Repeal LGBT Ordinance

Less than two weeks after Fayetteville, Ark., voters repealed a nondiscrimination ordinance, San Antonio's Republicans are hoping to do the same thing.

After 25 Years, DNA Leads to Arrest in Trans Woman's Murder

After 25 Years, DNA Leads to Arrest in Trans Woman's Murder

Carla Salazar's murder was a mystery for 25 years, until advances in forensics finally led police to a suspect — the first arrest by a new task force focusing on cold cases.

Will Florida Arrest Clerks for Marrying Gay Couples?

Will Florida Arrest Clerks for Marrying Gay Couples?

Antigay officials have one final weapon in their arsenal to stop marriage: the threat of jail time.

Op-ed: Trans Glamour Versus Trans Activism

Op-ed: Trans Glamour Versus Trans Activism

A positive step in transgender visibility doesn't necessarily mean it's a step for transgender activism.

Hands Down, the Single Best Quote of 2014

Hands Down, the Single Best Quote of 2014

This dynamic group helped make this year smarter.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Support Their Kid Wearing Suits

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Support Their Kid Wearing Suits

Brangelina's oldest biological child prefers suits to dresses, and wants to be called John. And the famous couple is totally cool with it.

Supreme Court Rebuffs Florida — Marriages to Begin

Supreme Court Rejects Florida; Marriages to Begin January 6

It's more bad news for antigay Florida attorney general Pam Bondi, as the nation's highest court rejects her request to delay marriage equality in the Sunshine State after January 6.

WATCH: Laverne Cox Caught in Middle of Screaming Match on 'The View'

WATCH: Laverne Cox Caught in Middle of Screaming Match on The View

Cox managed to resolve the dust-up between Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell by making a point with which all could agree.

Ireland Will Ask Its Voters for Marriage in May

Ireland Will 'Pop the Question' to Voters in May

Ireland appears poised to follow Scotland and may soon become the 18th country to legalize marriage for same-sex couples.

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

Op-ed: How Tom Saved Finland

The art of Touko Laaksonen, or Tom of Finland, may have played a role in the recent passage of marriage equality in his Nordic motherland.

Op-ed: K-12 Teachers, Let's Step Up for Our Trans Students

Op-ed: K-12 Teachers, Let's Step Up for Our Trans Students

A teacher reminds his fellow educators: We're here to develop empathetic citizens. So why continue to bar trans students from their gender-affirming bathrooms?

Holder Announces Equal Justice for Transgender Workers

Holder Announces Equal Justice for Transgender Workers

The attorney general says the Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers discrimination based on gender identity.

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