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.
Labor Department Clarifies Stance on Trans Protections
July 01 2014 4:50 PM ET

Labor Dept. Finally Clarifies Trans Protections

Parker Marie Molloy

Secretary of Labor Tom Perez finally clarified that the department's transgender employees will receive nondiscrimination protections.

Former Conn. Police Officer Alleges Antitransgender Discrimination
July 01 2014 4:28 PM ET

Former Police Officer Alleges Antitrans Discrimination

Parker Marie Molloy

Two years after coming out as transgender, a police officer loses her job and alleges discrimination.

Texas Gay Dems: #WeDontNeedFixin
July 01 2014 4:03 PM ET

Texas Gay Dems: #WeDontNeedFixin

Trudy Ring

The state Democratic platform responds strongly to Texas Republicans' endorsement of 'ex-gay' therapy.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Eviscerates Hobby Lobby Ruling
July 01 2014 2:33 PM ET

WATCH: Rachel Maddow Eviscerates Hobby Lobby Ruling

Rebecca Juro

Rachel Maddow injects a dose of common sense on the Supreme Court's ruling on contraception.

Op-ed: Hobby Lobby and the Constitutional Right to Be Stupid
July 01 2014 2:04 PM ET

Op-ed: Hobby Lobby and the Constitutional Right to Be Stupid

Michelle Garcia

Hobby Lobby just got a religious exemption from science. Yes, science.

Kentucky Marriage Ban Falls
July 01 2014 1:12 PM ET

Kentucky Marriage Ban Falls

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge declared that Kentucky's prohibition on same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Op-ed: What a Difference Five Years Makes
July 01 2014 11:40 AM ET

Op-ed: What a Difference Five Years Makes

Kate Kendell

After last night's White House Pride celebration, the executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights reflects on progress made in five years under the Obama administration.

After Hobby Lobby, Right-Wingers Pray Gays Are Next
June 30 2014 8:03 PM ET

After Hobby Lobby, Right-Wingers Pray Gays Are Next 

Trudy Ring

A couple of them expressed that hope via Twitter today.

BREAKING: Obama Announces New Exec. Order
June 30 2014 7:28 PM ET

Obama Announces New Executive Order

Sunnivie Brydum

At the White House Pride Month Celebration, Obama announced that he will extend workplace protections to transgender federal employees.

PHOTOS: The Prop. 8 Wedding Five Years in the Making
June 30 2014 4:47 PM ET

PHOTOS: The Prop. 8 Wedding Five Years in the Making

Sunnivie Brydum

After a five-year fight to secure the freedom to marry the person they love, Prop. 8 plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo exchanged vows before friends, family, and celebrities at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday.

Fourth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in June
June 30 2014 4:21 PM ET

Fourth Trans Woman of Color Murdered in June

Parker Marie Molloy

In a dark end to the month of June, a fourth trans woman of color has been found murdered in the U.S. — this time shot to death.

June 30 2014 2:15 PM ET

110 Gay Couples Marry During World Pride Week

Toronto hosted a mass same-sex wedding event at Casa Loma Castle to celebrate World Pride Week

Op-ed: On Pride and Progress
June 30 2014 1:20 PM ET

Op-ed: On Pride and Progress

Rebecca Juro

As we celebrate Pride, let's also celebrate all we have to proud of.

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