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: This Man's Partner Died Waiting for Illinois Marriage Equality

WATCH: This Is Why Illinois Can't Wait for Marriage Equality

Robert Smith shares his heartbreaking story about why Illinois can't wait any longer for marriage equality.

Pope Francis: Church Shouldn't 'Interfere Spiritually' With LGBT Lives

Pope: Church Shouldn't 'Interfere' With LGBT Lives

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church continues to grab headlines with his compassionate stances on traditionally oppositional issues.

Breaking Binaries With B. Scott

Breaking Binaries With B. Scott

The TV, radio, and Web personality opens up about the BET Awards he was pulled from for dressing too femme, and explains how he came to terms with his recently claimed transgender identity.

Labor Dept. Issues New Rules for Same-Sex Marriages, Benefits

Labor Dept. Issues New Rules for Same-Sex Marriages, Benefits

With the fall of section 3 of DOMA comes new rules on rights and benefits for married gay and lesbian couples.

Pastor Proud to Be Inspiration for Russian "Homosexual Propaganda" Ban

Pastor Proud to Be Inspiration for Russian "Homosexual Propaganda" Ban

Outspoken American pastor Scott Lively claims to have inspired Russia's recent ban on "homosexual propaganda."

Gay Mass. Candidate 'Comes Out' to Tea Party Dad

Gay Mass. Candidate 'Comes Out' to Tea Party Dad

Carl Sciortino Sr. bemoans his son's politics.

Senate Confirms Lesbian as Judge of U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Senate Confirms Lesbian as Judge of U.S. Court of Federal Claims

The Senate confirmed Elaine Kaplan, the acting director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as a judge by a vote of 64-35.

Pa. Reps to Propose Bill Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Youth

Pa. Reps to Propose Bill Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Youth

Representatives Gerald Mullery and Brian Sims, who is gay, plan to sponsor a bill that would ban 'conversion therapy' for minors in Pennsylvania.

Gay Man Named Head Chaplain of Canadian Military

Gay Man Named Head Chaplain of Canadian Military

Brig. Gen. John Fletcher, a gay Anglican priest, was appointed Chaplain General of the Canadian Armed Forces.

ACLU Files Complaint on Behalf of Trans Nursing Student Denied Bathroom Rights

ACLU Files Complaint on Behalf of Trans Nursing Student Denied Bathroom Rights

A complaint filed by the ACLU states that a Florida technical school violated Title IX of the Civil Rights Act when it denied a transgender student access to gender-specific bathrooms.

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Loves Gays But Is 'Tired of Being Bullied' by Them

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Loves Gays But Is 'Tired of Being Bullied' by Them

The conservative talk show host expressed both love and sadness for the LGBT community.

Op-ed: How I Married 110 Same-Sex Couples

Op-ed: How I Married 110 Same-Sex Couples

One secular celebrant's path to marrying more than 100 same-sex couples in New Mexico.

First Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Trans Rapper

First Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of Trans Rapper

Ashanti McAlister, 19, was found guilty of intentional homicide in the killing of 22-year-old Evon Young, a transgender rapper in Milwaukee.

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