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.
Amid Nuptials, Gov. Tries to Delay Kansas Marriage Equality
November 13 2014 3:17 PM ET

Amid Nuptials, Gov. Tries to Delay Kansas Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples are applying for marriage licenses in Kansas, while the governor continues to defend the state's unconstitutional ban on marriage equality.

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good
November 13 2014 6:33 AM ET

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good

Sari Reisner Sc.D.

There may be more access to health care for transgender people, but it doesn't mean things are better.

Could Michigan Pass a Gay-Only Nondiscrimination Bill?
November 12 2014 7:32 PM ET

Could Michigan Pass a Gay-Only Civil Rights Bill?

Sunnivie Brydum

The fight for LGBT employment and housing nondiscrimination protections in Michigan just got dirty.

NOM Out to Oust Pro-Equality Sen. Rob Portman
November 12 2014 6:40 PM ET

NOM Out to Oust Pro-Equality Sen. Rob Portman

Trudy Ring

The antigay group says it will let voters know Portman wants to 'redefine marriage' because of his gay son.

Italian Cardinal: Same-Sex Marriages a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Attack Society
November 12 2014 6:02 PM ET

Italian Cardinal: Same-Sex Marriages a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Attack Society

Stevie St. John

The head of the Italian Bishops Conference rails against 'undermining culturally and socially the core of humanity.'

Supreme Court: Same-Sex Couples Can Marry in Kansas
November 12 2014 5:52 PM ET

SCOTUS Lets Same-Sex Couples Marry in Kansas

Michelle Garcia

The high court decided Wednesday that same-sex couples in Kansas should not have to wait any longer to get married.

WATCH: Irish Ad Looks to Inspire Youth to Say 'Yes' to Marriage Equality
November 12 2014 4:00 PM ET

WATCH: Inspiring Irish Ad Asks Youth to Vote 'Yes Equality'

Thom Senzee

Ahead of an anticipated referendum on marriage equality next May, LGBT advocates in Ireland are asking youth to register to vote by November 25, and say 'Yes Equality' next year.

Federal Judge Strikes Down South Carolina's Marriage Ban
November 12 2014 12:03 PM ET

Federal Judge Strikes Down South Carolina's Marriage Ban

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled South Carolina's marriage ban unconstitutional, but placed his decision on hold until November 20.

The Backstory on 'Pride'
November 12 2014 8:04 AM ET

The Backstory on Pride

Mauro Meneghelli

Jonathan Blake was one of the members of the group Lesbians and Gays Support Miners, and its story inspired the wonderful movie Pride by Matthew Warchus.

Op-ed: You May Not Realize It, But Your Right to Vote Is Being Suppressed
November 12 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, Your Vote Is Being Suppressed

Skylar Baker-Jordan

LGBT voters of all races, genders, and economic levels are meeting more roadblocks to vote than anyone would have imagined in 2014.

WATCH: Klingenschmitt Claims He'll 'Tone Down Rhetoric' as Legislator
November 11 2014 8:27 PM ET

WATCH: Klingenschmitt Claims He'll 'Tone Down Rhetoric' as Legislator

Trudy Ring

Of course, we're more than a bit skeptical. But that's what he tells talk-show host David Pakman.

Simmons College Opens Its Doors to Trans Students
November 11 2014 6:22 PM ET

Which Women's College to Welcome Trans Students?

Mitch Kellaway

The Boston school has become the third U.S. women's college to clarify its stance towards trans women and men amidst heated conversations about the future of single-gender institutions.

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