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.
Minneapolis Mayor Invites Gay Chicagoans to Marry in His City
September 06 2013 3:32 PM ET

Minneapolis Mayor Invites Gay Chicagoans to Marry in His City

Trudy Ring

The tax advantages of marriage will easily pay for a flight to Minneapolis, he notes.

Right-Wing Broadcaster: Wish Gays Death Via Wedding Cakes
September 06 2013 2:32 PM ET

Right-Wing Broadcaster: Wish Gays Death Via Wedding Cakes

Trudy Ring

Christian right radio host Kevin Swanson suggests putting a condemnatory Bible verse on cakes for same-sex weddings.

New Report Reveals 'Broken Bargain' for Trans Workers
September 06 2013 2:30 PM ET

New Report Reveals 'Broken Bargain' for Trans Workers

Daniel Reynolds

A new study, titled “A Broken Bargain for Transgender Workers,” reveals widespread discrimination of transgender workers in the U.S. workforce.

Obama to Russian Rights Activists: Work Is 'Critically Important'
September 06 2013 1:31 PM ET

Obama to Russian Rights Activists: Work Is 'Critically Important'

Trudy Ring

President Obama met with representatives of LGBT and other human rights groups in Russia today, as protests of the nation's antigay laws continued.

GLSEN to Honor 'Ender's Game' Production Company
September 05 2013 7:51 PM ET October 09 2014 1:20 PM ET

GLSEN to Honor Ender's Game Production Company

Sunnivie Brydum

The student advocacy group announced today it will be giving its Chairman's Award to Lionsgate Films, which is currently promoting the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game.

San Antonio Adds LGBT Protections to Nondiscrimination Ordinance
September 05 2013 6:57 PM ET

San Antonio Adds LGBT Protections to Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Sunnivie Brydum

The nation's seventh-largest city now protects LGBT people from discrimination in public accommodations, employment, and housing.

Gay Couple Wins Right to Marry in Chihuahua
September 05 2013 12:30 PM ET

Gay Couple Wins Right to Marry in Chihuahua

Sunnivie Brydum

Tony and Tomás first tried to marry April 30.

Film on Gay Seniors to Screen in Russia
September 05 2013 12:18 PM ET

Film on Gay Seniors to Screen in Russia

Daniel Reynolds

Before You Know It, a documentary that celebrates the lives of three gay seniors, will screen in Russia in the midst of the country's hostile political atmosphere for LGBTs.

September 05 2013 10:15 AM ET

Teacher Who Lost Job Because He's Gay Finds a New Gig

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G20: David Cameron Plans to Confront Putin Over Antigay Policies
September 05 2013 8:30 AM ET

G20: David Cameron Plans to Confront Putin Over Antigay Policies

Lucas Grindley

The G20 summit hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia today and tomorrow will become a platform for discussing Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" law.

Married Gay Veterans to Receive Benefits
September 04 2013 4:25 PM ET

Married Gay Veterans to Receive Benefits

Sunnivie Brydum

Just a week after doubling down on a section of U.S. law that kept the military and Department of Defense from offering spousal benefits to veterans in same-sex marriages, the Department of Justice announced today it will stop enforcing Title 38.

Another N.M. County Ordered to Issue Marriage Licenses
September 04 2013 2:08 PM ET

Another N.M. County Ordered to Issue Marriage Licenses

Michelle Garcia

Grant County, N.M., willingly joined the list of counties with marriage equality, while Los Alamos County was ordered to do so Wednesday morning.

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