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.
Coast Guard Academy Sees First Same-Sex Engagement Announcement
December 12 2013 1:55 PM ET

Coast Guard Academy Sees First Same-Sex Engagement Announcement

Trudy Ring

It's tradition that engagements are announced to the entire student body, and this was the first one for a same-sex couple.

PHOTOS: 6 Couples Australia's High Court Says Aren't Married Anymore
December 11 2013 8:37 PM ET

Australia's High Court Says These Couples Aren't Married

Sunnivie Brydum

Australia's highest court has struck down a territorial law that let same-sex couples begin marrying last weekend.

Mich. Governor Condemns RNC Member's Latest Antigay Remark
December 11 2013 7:01 PM ET

Mich. Governor Condemns RNC Member's Latest Antigay Remark

Trudy Ring

Republican governor Rick Snyder, through an aide, calls party activist Dave Agema's remarks 'wrong, extreme, and discriminatory.'

WATCH: Right Wing Swoons Over Antigay Colo. Baker Ready to Go to Jail for Jesus
December 11 2013 6:45 PM ET

WATCH: Right Wing Swoons Over Antigay Baker

Sunnivie Brydum

Jack Phillips, a bakery owner in Lakewood, Colo., who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, has become a darling of right-wing pundits.

Coalition Still Short in Bid to Repeal Calif. Trans Student Law
December 11 2013 3:09 PM ET

Coalition Still Short in Bid to Repeal Calif. Trans Student Law

Parker Marie Molloy

By the latest count, opponents of California's Student Success and Opportunity Act don't appear to have obtained enough valid signatures to qualify a measure to repeal the law for the November 2014 ballot.

Blogger: Salvation Army No Friend to LGBT Folks
December 11 2013 2:44 PM ET

Blogger: Salvation Army No Friend to LGBT Folks

Trudy Ring

Despite some recent efforts to make nice with LGBT people, the group isn't the best choice for your charitable dollars, NoRedKettles.com points out.

Michelle Malkin Sells Twitter Aggregator to Christian Media Company
December 11 2013 2:04 PM ET

Michelle Malkin Sells Twitter Aggregator to Christian Media Company

Jeffrey Hartinger

The Twitter-centic conservative website is sold after two years.

Northern Ireland Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Couples Adopting
December 11 2013 1:38 PM ET

Northern Ireland Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Couples Adopting

Alex J Davidson

A court decision paves the way for those in civil partnerships to begin adopting children.

Buck Angel Shuts Down Transgender Surgery Fundraising Site
December 10 2013 9:08 PM ET December 12 2013 12:17 PM ET

Buck Angel Shuts Down Trans Surgery Fundraising Site

Parker Marie Molloy

A website that was billed as a way to raise money for gender confirmation surgeries has shut down after allegations that it is a scam, which it denies.

Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics
December 10 2013 7:56 PM ET

Russia Expert to Offer Political Commentary During Olympics

Trudy Ring

In NBC's Olympics coverage, journalist and historian David Remnick will likely touch on the situation of LGBT Russians under the nation's 'gay propaganda' law.

New Gay U.S. Ambassador Meets With Dominican President
December 10 2013 7:08 PM ET

New Gay U.S. Ambassador Meets With Dominican President

Trudy Ring

James 'Wally' Brewster, a Chicago business executive and political activist, aims to strengthen U.S. ties with the Dominican.

December 10 2013 6:11 PM ET

NBC To Spotlight Russia’s Human Rights Abuses During Olympics

The network announced that it’s brought on New Yorker editor David Remnick to provide guest commentary.

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