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.
Judge Hears Arguments on Lifting Texas Marriage Ban; No Ruling Yet

Judge Hears Arguments on Lifting Texas Marriage Ban; No Ruling Yet

The couples challenging the ban want it suspended while they await a trial in the case.

WATCH: 'GMA' Anchor Josh Elliott Wondered 'Maybe I'm Gay' Like Dad

GMA Anchor Wondered 'Maybe I'm Gay' Like Dad

Elliott discussed his father's coming-out with the hosts of The View, and he also expressed support for newly out football player Michael Sam.

Kentucky's Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

Kentucky's Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal judge declared that Kentucky's refusal to recognize legal out-of-state same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, but stopped short of establishing marriage equality in the state.

Meet Brett Jones, a Gay Navy SEAL

Meet Brett Jones, a Gay Navy SEAL

Brett Jones discusses the secrecy involved in being a gay Navy SEAL under 'don't ask, don't tell' and the surprising community of support he discovered in the military.

Trans Comic Avery Edison Transferred to Women's Correctional Facility
February 12 2014 4:04 PM ET

Trans Comic Avery Edison Flying Home to U.K. Thursday

After thousands of tweets using the #FreeAvery hashtag, trans detainee Avery Edison was transferred out of an all-male correctional facility, to one with a female population. On Wednesday afternoon, her partner announced that Edison would be returned to the United Kingdom on Thursday.

Madonna's Dancer, Criminalization of Trans Women, and 25 FAQs on HIV: Download HIV Plus Now

Madonna's Dancer, Criminalization of Trans Women, and 25 FAQs on HIV: Download HIV Plus Now

Carlton Wilborn, actor, dancer, writer, toured the world with Madonna, but only hit his stride once he came out about having HIV.

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback

Indy Antimarriage Amendment Advances, But It Could Be a Setback

A Senate committee advanced an anti–marriage equality constitutional amendment that differs from one approved three years ago — possibly delaying a public vote on it.

Ala. 'Ten Commandments' Judge: Marriage Equality Will Destroy Constitution

Ala. 'Ten Commandments' Judge: Marriage Equality Will Destroy Constitution

Roy Moore, who once gained fame but lost his judicial position over a Ten Commandments monument, wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage — an idea that's gone nowhere before.

Maddow Again Beats Fox News in Key Audience Demographic

Maddow Again Beats Fox News in Key Audience Demographic

Rachel Maddow's coverage of the New Jersey bridge-closure scandal appears to have helped her win viewers.

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church

Irish Archbishop: Stop Homophobia in the Church

The Catholic archbishop of Dublin laments cultural homophobia ahead of a 2015 referendum on marriage equality in Ireland.

Nevada Drops Defense of Marriage Ban

Nevada Drops Defense of Marriage Ban

The state's attorney general and governor announced today that the 'legal landscape has changed' and the 2002 anti-gay marriage amendment is 'no longer defensible in court.'

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