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.
Federal Judge Rules NYC's 'Stop-and-Frisk' Policy Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules NYC's 'Stop-and-Frisk' Unconstitutional

U.S. district judge Shira Sheindlin said the policy violates the U.S. Constitution and functions as police-sanctioned racial profiling.

Russia Proposes 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Olympics

Russia Proposes 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Olympics

The nation's deputy prime minister said LGBT athletes will be safe in Sochi as long as they don't mention being LGBT 'in the presence of children.'

Calif. Gov. Signs Trans Student Protection Bill

BREAKING: Calif. Gov. Signs Trans Student Protection Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1266 Monday, giving transgender students the right to participate in sex-segregated programs according to their gender identity.

WATCH: Fox News Misgenders Trans Teen, Calls Proposed Protections 'Bathroom Bill'

WATCH: Fox News Again Stokes Transphobic Flame

A Fox News report on Friday reconfirmed the network's ongoing problem with accurate reporting on trans issues.

Russian Radio Thinks Wingnut Bryan Fischer Is Antigay 'Expert'

Russian Radio Thinks Wingnut Bryan Fischer Is Antigay 'Expert'

A state-run radio program in Russia called the radical antigay activist an 'expert' who said the nation's anti-LGBT laws aren't homophobic, just 'homorealistic.'

Gay Ambassador to Australia Marries in D.C.

Gay Ambassador to Australia Marries in D.C.

John Berry, U.S. ambassador to Australia, married his partner of 17 years, Curtis Yee, on Saturday.

WATCH: Prime Minister Wants to Bring Marriage Equality to Australia In 100 Days

WATCH: Australian PM Wants Marriage Equality In 100 Days

Kevin Rudd, Australia's incumbent prime minister, promised a conscience vote on marriage equality within the first 100 days of his next parliamentary term if he's reelected.

Interview: Mayoral Candidate Bill De Blasio on NYC's Hate Crimes

Interview: Mayoral Candidate de Blasio on NYC's Hate Crimes

Here TV's Jim Morrison hits Bill de Blasio with questions on LGBT youth homelessness and rising antigay hate crimes in the city.

Will Kentucky Force Woman to Testify Against Partner in Murder Trial?

Will Ky. Force Woman to Testify Against Partner in Murder Trial?

A couple, joined by a civil union, could be torn apart if Kentucky prosecutors have their way.

'Ex-gay' Donnie McClurkin Fired from MLK Concert

'Ex-gay' Donnie McClurkin Fired from MLK Concert

The controversial pastor was told by the mayor of Washington, D.C. that he couldn't perform at a concert honoring the March on Washington.

NOM's Antigay Efforts in Iowa Have Them in Hot Water

NOM's Antigay Efforts in Iowa Have Them in Hot Water

The National Organization for Marriage is being investigated for ethics breaches by the state of Iowa.

WATCH: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

WATCH: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

The U.S. Department of State hosted an online video forum with several experts answering questions about how married same-sex partners will be treated for immigration visas.

Pentagon, Social Security Illuminate Same-Sex Spousal Benefits
August 14 2013 4:10 PM ET

Pentagon Will Treat Married Same-Sex Couples Equally

The Department of Defense and Social Security offered clarifications on how each federal agency will treat married same-sex couples in light of the Supreme Court's historic ruling striking down section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

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