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: Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Closet or Face Charges
July 11 2013 3:14 PM ET

WATCH: Trans Nursing Student Told to Use Bathroom In Closet

Sunnivie Brydum

Alex Wilson says administrators at Pinellas Technical Education Center forbade her from using the women's restroom, instead requiring she use the one single-stall bathroom on campus, or the school would press charges against her.

Penn. AG Won't Defend State's Marriage Ban
July 11 2013 12:42 PM ET September 12 2013 5:26 PM ET

Penn. AG Won't Defend State's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she "cannot ethically defend the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's version of DOMA. I believe it to be wholly unconstitutional."

N.C. Readies Marriage Ban Challenge
July 10 2013 6:40 PM ET

N.C. Readies Marriage Ban Challenge

Michelle Garcia

Six couples have joined a legal challenge to the state's laws that discriminate against gay couples and families

Poll: New Jersey Wants Marriage
July 10 2013 4:18 PM ET

Poll: New Jersey Wants Marriage

Michelle Garcia

A new poll shows a majority of New Jersey residents would support a marriage equality bill in their state.

A First Step: Senate Committee Passes ENDA
July 10 2013 12:14 PM ET

A First Step: Senate Committee Passes ENDA

Michelle Garcia

The bill passed with bipartisan support Wednesday morning.

WATCH: This Is What an Attack Ad Could Look Like Versus an Antigay Candidate
July 10 2013 6:00 AM ET

WATCH: This Is What Antigay Politicans Will Face One Day

Daniel Reynolds

It's never been done before, so The Advocate demonstrates what a negative campaign commercial might look like against an anti-LGBT candidate.

STUDY: Homophobia Driven By Fear of Unwanted Sexual Advances
July 09 2013 8:05 PM ET

STUDY: Homophobia Driven By Fear of Unwanted Sexual Advances

Jase Peeples

A new study reveals the root of sexual prejudice can be attributed to the fear of unwanted sexual advances.

President Obama and First Lady Used in Marriage Equality Radio Ad
July 09 2013 5:33 PM ET

President Obama and First Lady Used in Marriage Equality Radio Ad

Jase Peeples

Illinois Unites for Marriage Equality is running an ad on black radio stations featuring pro-gay marriage sound bites from both the president and First Lady Michelle Obama.

WATCH: What Did George W. Bush Just Say About Gays?
July 09 2013 4:12 PM ET

WATCH: What Did George W. Bush Just Say About Gays?

Jase Peeples

During a recent interview in Africa, the former president paraphrased a quote from the Bible to explain why he will no longer comment on same-sex marriage.

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