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.
Trans Woman Dares Bible-Quoting Councilman to Stone Her to Death

WATCH: Trans Woman Calls Councilman's Bluff

A Shreveport, La., City Council member Tuesday withdrew a bill that would repeal the city's recently passed antidiscrimination ordinance following backlash from residents, including one woman willing to call his bluff.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker Married Longtime Partner in Palm Springs

'I am privileged to now be the wife of the woman I have loved for more than two decades. I couldn't be happier.'

PHOTOS: Meet the Gay Couple Who Made History in Utah

Meet the Gay Couple Who Made History in Utah

Who are those first two guys who got married in Utah?

WATCH: Pro-Equality Judges Need Plumbing Lessons, Says Louie Gohmert

WATCH: Pro-Equality Judges Need Plumbing Lessons, Says Louie Gohmert

The right-wing Texas congressman finds yet another justification for his homophobia, while Michele Bachmann chimes in as well.

Utah Will Allow Married Same-Sex Couples to File Joint Taxes

Utah Will Allow Married Same-Sex Couples to File Joint Taxes

Same-sex couples legally married in Utah or any other state can file state tax returns as spouses, even though Utah's governor is still refusing to legally recognize the marriages that took place.

Oh No He Didn’t: IOC Member Calls US Delegation Absurd

An Italian IOC member slams the US decision to send "lesbians" to Sochi

Uganda Among World's Top Gay Porn Consumers

Uganda Among World's Top Gay Porn Consumers

Despite the county’s antigay laws, Uganda is among the countries racking up the greatest number of internet searches for gay pornography.

WATCH: Okla. Rep. Says Being Gay Is 'Not a Civil Right, It's a Human Wrong'

WATCH: In Okla., Being Gay Is 'Not a Civil Right, It's a Human Wrong'

Oklahoma Republicans who helped enact the state's ban on same-sex marriage say a federal judge's ruling striking down that ban unfairly overrules the will of the voters.

Transgender Woman Assaulted in Possible Hate Crime

Transgender Woman Assaulted in Possible Hate Crime

The NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force has been assigned to the case involving the assault on a transgender woman in an Astoria diner.

Seattle Archbishop Defends Firing of Gay Vice Principal

Seattle Archbishop Defends Firing of Gay Vice Principal

After weeks of protest from students, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has announced that the Church will stand firm in its support of Eastside Catholic's decision to fire gay administrator Mark Zmuda for marrying his partner.

Op-Ed: I'm Not Convinced Keith Ablow Is An Ethical Doctor

Op-Ed: I'm 'Not Convinced' Keith Ablow Is Ethical

2011 Misinformer of the Year Dr. Keith Ablow recently reaffirmed his belief that trans people don't exist, citing lack of "definitive proof."

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