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.
Charlie Crist Says 'Sorry' for Supporting Florida's Marriage Ban

Charlie Crist 'Sorry' for Florida's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

"It was a mistake," added the former Republican governor, who is now courting LGBT voters in his gubernatorial campaign as a Democrat.

WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

WATCH: Utah Asks Supreme Court to Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Utah's attorney general has filed an emergency request for a stay of a December ruling that brought marriage equality to Utah.

Kara Swisher Launches New Venture With NBC

Indiana Appeals Court: Gender Change Does Not Void Marriage

Indiana Court: Gender Change Does Not Void Marriage

A law prohibiting same-sex marriage does not automatically void marriages between transgender individuals and their cisgender spouses, the court ruled.

Has Gay Congressman Outraced the Whisperers in Maine?

Has Gay Congressman Outraced the Whisperers in Maine?

Maine gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud’s well-timed coming out ahead of a mysterious whisper campaign instantly made him a national figure.

Trans Golfer Still Trying to Join Pro Tour Even While Claiming to Have Unfair Advantage

Trans Golfer Still Trying to Go Pro, Claims She Has Unfair Advantage

Bobbi Lancaster is trying to become the first openly transgender athlete to play on the LPGA Tour, even while arguing she has a natural advantage in competition.

Trans Scientist and Ted Talker in Critical After Animal Attack

Trans Scientist in Critical Condition After Animal Attack

Kate Stone, a research engineer at the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Manufacturing, and founder of the technology company, Novalia, was gored by a wild buck in freak attack.

Utah to Spend Whopping $2 Million to Fight Marriage

Utah to Spend Whopping $2 Million to Fight Marriage

The new attorney general will hire someone to fight marriage equality in the Beehive state, and legislators have approved an amount equal to what was spent fighting the Defense of Marriage Act.

Gay Couple Becomes First to Marry in Rose Parade

Gay Couple Becomes First to Marry in Rose Parade

Despite some protest, two gay men became first to wed in the famed New Year's Rose Parade this morning.

Connecticut Becomes Fifth State to Require Transgender Medical Coverage

Fifth State Requires Insurers to Cover Gender Transition

The state's insurance department issued a directive informing health insurance companies operating within the state that they are now required to cover benefits.

Boy Scouts to Openly Allow Gay Youth Beginning New Year's Day

BSA will openly accept openly gay men under the age of 18 beginning Jan. 1

Funeral for Murdered Trans Woman Held at 'Pope's Church'

Funeral for Murdered Trans Woman Held at 'Pope's Church'

When Andrea Quintero's family never claimed her body, the Jesuit order to which Pope Francis belongs stepped in.

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