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.
Terminally Ill Woman and Partner First to Marry Under Ill. Law
November 26 2013 1:27 PM ET

Terminally Ill Woman and Partner First to Marry Under Ill. Law

Trudy Ring

A judge Monday ordered the immediate issuance of a marriage license to Vernita Gray, who has cancer, and partner Patricia Ewert.

Progressives Lash Out Against Air Force Academy's 'Ex-Gay' Counselor
November 25 2013 5:25 PM ET

Progressives Blast Air Force Academy's 'Ex-Gay' Counselor

Sunnivie Brydum

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation reveals a new billboard to call out the U.S. Air Force Academy's hiring an advocate of 'ex-gay therapy' to lead its mandatory cadet counseling program.

November 25 2013 4:08 PM ET

Queer Kiss-In at Brooklyn Ikea in Response to Russia Mag

In response to Ikea's censorship, a group staged a same-sex love demo

Right-Wing Activists 'Unlikely' to Qualify Calif. Trans Student Law for Repeal
November 25 2013 4:04 PM ET

Right-Wing Activists 'Unlikely' to Qualify Calif. Trans Student Law for Repeal

Sunnivie Brydum

Initial projections indicate that right-wing activists did not secure enough signatories to place California's School Success and Opportunity Act on the chopping block in next year's election.

GLAAD Announces Sarah Kate Ellis as President
November 25 2013 3:00 PM ET

GLAAD Announces Sarah Kate Ellis as President

Daniel Reynolds

The media advocacy organization has chosen media executive Sarah Kate Ellis to serve as its new president and CEO.

WATCH: Wis. Gov. Says Marriage Ban Contributes to 'Healthy Balance'
November 25 2013 1:41 PM ET

Wis. Gov. Says Marriage Ban Part of 'Healthy Balance'

Sunnivie Brydum

Since Wisconsin has strong workplace antidiscrimination laws in place, the state's Republican governor believes its constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage makes for a fair and balanced state.

Is Pennsylvania the Next Marriage Equality State?
November 24 2013 1:36 PM ET

Is Pa. the Next Marriage Equality State?

Neal Broverman

Whitewood v. Wolf will be heard in U.S. District Court in June.

WATCH: New Trailer for Doc on Trans Servicemembers
November 24 2013 12:41 PM ET

WATCH: New Trailer for Doc on Trans Servicemembers

Neal Broverman

Transmilitary hopes to get the public riled that openly transgender people are banned from military service.

November 23 2013 3:27 PM ET

In Honor of Marriage Equality in Scotland: Famous Queer Scots

We congratulate Scotland on this important civil rights advance, and we take the opportunity to note some famous queer Scotsmen and Scotswomen.

Colo. School Board Member: No Trans Bathroom Access 'Until the Plumbing's Changed'
November 22 2013 5:54 PM ET

Colo. School Board Member: No Trans Bathroom Access 'Until the Plumbing's Changed'

Nicholas Cimarusti

Katherine Svenson, a member of the Delta County School Board in Colorado, publicly stated her lack of support for transgender student rights, which sparked controversy within the Colorado community.

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