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.

Gay Group Slated For CPAC Event

U.S.: One-third of LGBT Immigrants Are Undocumented

U.S.: One-third of LGBT Immigrants Are Undocumented

Nearly a million people in the U.S. are LGBT immigrants.

Is It OK to Ask a Trans Friend If They've Had Surgery?

Is it ever OK to ask a trans friend if they've had any gender reassignment surgery? Advice columnist Steven Petrow lays down the law.

S.C. Lawmaker Comes Out After False, Salacious Blog Post

S.C. Lawmaker Comes Out After False, Salacious Blog Post

A blog post alleged that a county councilwoman left her husband to be in an adulterous relationship with another woman, but she set the record straight, so to speak.

Colorado Civil Unions Headed to House Floor

Colorado Civil Unions Headed to House Floor

The state House Appropriations Committee today passed Senate Bill 11 in a bipartisan vote of 9-4.

Catholics Support Gay Marriage More than Americans as a Whole

Majority of American Catholics Support Marriage Equality

A new poll from Quinnipiac University finds the majority of American Catholics support marriage equality.

WATCH: Insurance Will Cover Trans Frat Brother's Top Surgery

WATCH: Insurance Will Cover Trans Frat Brother's Top Surgery

After initially rejecting a request for transition-related surgery, Aetna has reversed its decision and decided to cover transgender student Donnie Collins' breast removal.

What's Missing From Clinton's DOMA Op-Ed?
January 07 2014 6:14 PM ET

What's Missing From Clinton's DOMA Op-Ed?

The 42nd President of the United States says it's time to abolish the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which he signed into law in 1996. But LGBT advocates say he's not telling the whole story.

WATCH: Every Question You've Ever Wanted To Ask These Gay Marines

WATCH: Every Question You've Ever Wanted To Ask These Gay Marines

Meet two gay Marines who are eager to answer your questions about their life together.

WATCH: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill

WATCH: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill

The California Democrat took to Twitter's video service, Vine, to document the first bill he submitted as the first LGBT person of color in Congress.

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