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.
WATCH: Hawaii House Advances Marriage Equality
November 07 2013 2:14 PM ET

WATCH: Hawaii House Advances Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Leading up to the vote, there were surprises, as a conservative Christian lawmaker voiced support for the marriage bill and a lesbian legislator came out against it.

BREAKING: Senate Approves ENDA on Initial Vote
November 07 2013 12:53 PM ET February 20 2014 3:20 PM ET

In Historic First, Senate Approves ENDA

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time in U.S. history, the Senate approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, by a bipartisan vote of 64-32, sending the legislation to the House of Representatives.

Catholic Bishops Oppose Discrimination, Oppose ENDA Too
November 06 2013 7:28 PM ET

Catholic Bishops Oppose Discrimination, Oppose ENDA Too

Trudy Ring

The bishops outline typical complaints about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a letter to the U.S. Senate, such as that it 'threatens religious liberty.'

HRC, Lambda Legal Publish Best Practices Guide for Treating Trans Patients
November 06 2013 6:19 PM ET

HRC, Lambda Legal Publish 'Best Practices' Guide for Treating Trans Patients

Jase Peeples

A groundbreaking publication that provides hospitals guidance on the best practices for transgender patients is now available.

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year
November 06 2013 5:37 PM ET

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year

Michelle Garcia

One in five LGBT employees have experienced discrimination at work, which may be the source of high turnover in some less-welcoming workplaces.

WATCH: Barney's Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates
November 06 2013 3:59 PM ET

WATCH: Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

Sunnivie Brydum

Although the gay congressman retired from the House earlier this year, his very personal pitch to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act back in 2007 is still relevant today.

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray
November 06 2013 2:18 PM ET

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray

Michelle Garcia

State senator Ed Murray, Seattle's new mayor-elect, was instrumental in establishing marriage equality in Washington State.

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad: Gays Hijacked Word, Are Potential Predators
November 06 2013 2:10 PM ET

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad Says Predatory Gays Hijacked the Word

Trudy Ring

There are still more antigay Rafael Cruz rants coming to the public's attention.

WATCH: Gay Illinois Rep. Proposes at Marriage Equality Celebration
November 06 2013 2:05 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Illinois Rep. Proposes at Marriage Equality Celebration

Daniel Reynolds

Rep. Sam Yingling marked the passage of marriage equality in Illinois by popping the question to his longtime partner.

WATCH: Fired Gay Russian Journo Tells Thomas Roberts 'It's Time to Be Open'
November 06 2013 1:38 PM ET

WATCH: Live from Moscow, Thomas Roberts on Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Out MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts strolled through Moscow with Anton Krasovsky, a fellow gay journalist who was fired for coming out on the air on his Kremlin-backed network earlier this year.

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