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.
Transgender High School Senior Skips Graduation Over School's Transphobic Policy
May 23 2013 3:39 PM ET

Transgender High School Senior Skips His Graduation

Sunnivie Brydum

Damian Garcia said he's 'fully respecting' the school's decision and himself by not attending the graduation ceremony.

PHOTOS: Real Weddings, Real People
May 23 2013 6:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Real Weddings, Real People

Christopher Harrity

These are the memories you will want to keep forever.

Donald Rumsfeld Isn't Sure, But Says Marriage Equality Might Lead to Polygamy
May 22 2013 7:01 PM ET

Donald Rumsfeld Isn't Sure, But Marriage Equality Might Lead to Polygamy

Lucas Grindley

During this book tour, the former Defense secretary has joked that he's so often wrong it no longer makes him blush.

Sen. Chuck Schumer Tries Explaining Immigration: 'I Know That This Provides Little Comfort'
May 22 2013 12:29 PM ET

Schumer: The Reason We Excluded Gays Offers 'Little Comfort'

Lucas Grindley

Those who have fought to include binational gay couples in immigration reform felt betrayed on Tuesday as Democratic senators moved ahead with a bill that excludes them.

Marriage Equality Makes Progress in U.K.
May 21 2013 8:25 PM ET

Marriage Equality Makes Progress in U.K.

Trudy Ring

Approval by the House of Commons moves the marriage bill forward.

Democrats and Republicans Alike Wary of Virginia's Radical Lt. Gov. Nominee
May 21 2013 5:39 PM ET

Neither Democrats Nor Republicans Pleased With Virginia's GOP Lt. Gov. Nominee

Sunnivie Brydum

The Republican Party in Virginia nominated right-wing bishop E.W. Jackson to run for lieutenant governor, sparking negative comments about Jackson's extremism from across the political spectrum.

Illinois Will Pass Marriage Equality Bill, Sponsor Says
May 21 2013 3:26 PM ET

Illinois Will Pass Marriage Equality Bill, Sponsor Says

Trudy Ring

Rep. Greg Harris of Illinois predicts success for the state's marriage equality bill, which coincidentally today picked up Bill Clinton's endorsement.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Slams His Former Catholic School for Forcing Trans Teen to Wear Women's Graduation Garb
May 21 2013 2:59 PM ET

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Slams His Former School's Transphobic Graduation Policy

David Artavia

Jesse Tyler Ferguson wants everyone to be themselves.

French Marriage Equality Opponent Commits Suicide at Notre Dame
May 21 2013 2:58 PM ET

French Marriage Equality Opponent Commits Suicide at Notre Dame

Trudy Ring

Dominique Venner shot himself to death in the famed Paris cathedral today.

LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform Good as Dead, Say Advocates
May 21 2013 2:47 PM ET May 22 2013 12:27 AM ET

Democratic 'Betrayal' Leaves Binational Couples Stranded

Sunnivie Brydum

As two key Democratic senators indicate that they won't vote for a provision that would help Americans sponsor a same-sex spouse for citizenship, LGBT-inclusive immigration reform is all but certain to exclude protections for LGBT families.

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