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: Kansas Strikes Out Again in Federal Court
December 08 2014 1:28 PM ET

WATCH: Kansas Strikes Out Again in Federal Court

Matt Baume

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt fails to find a sympathetic ear at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Massive Changes at New Republic Spark Critiques of Gay Owner
December 07 2014 7:43 PM ET December 08 2014 1:24 PM ET

New Republic's Chris Hughes Strikes Back at Critics

Dawn Ennis

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes, the gay man who bought the venerable magazine two years ago, is the target of much criticism after changes in leadership led to a staff exodus.

WATCH: Ariz. Anchor Challenges 'Hatemonger' Pastor on Antigay Views
December 07 2014 2:19 PM ET

WATCH: Ariz. Anchor Challenges 'Hatemonger' Pastor on Antigay Views

Trudy Ring

But Pastor Steven Anderson doubles down on his rhetoric, equating gays with ax murderers and Adolf Hitler.

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy
December 06 2014 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: Minn. Passes Much-Debated Trans Student Athlete Policy

Mitch Kellaway

Emotions ran high at this week's meeting of the Minnesota State High School League as the board voted on a trans-inclusive policy that's ignited national debate.

LGBT Jewish Clergy Gather for Historic Retreat in San Francisco
December 06 2014 7:00 AM ET

LGBT Jewish Clergy Gather for Historic Retreat in San Francisco

Stevie St. John

A retreat for LGBT clergy is bringing together more than 60 rabbis and students for theological discussions and community building.

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Will Soon Be Illegal in Washington, D.C.
December 05 2014 6:22 PM ET

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Will Soon Be Illegal in Washington, D.C.

Sunnivie Brydum

The Washington, D.C., City Council approved a measure prohibiting licensed therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of minor clients.

Ohio Judge Mistakenly Grants Divorce to Same-Sex Couple
December 05 2014 6:14 PM ET

Ohio Judge Mistakenly Grants Divorce to Same-Sex Couple

Trudy Ring

The judge says he didn't realize both spouses were women, and since Ohio law doesn't recognize their marriage, their divorce likely isn't valid either.

L.A. Trans Woman Murdered While Knocking on Door for Help
December 05 2014 4:31 PM ET December 05 2014 5:38 PM ET

L.A. Trans Woman Murdered While Seeking Help

Mitch Kellaway

Police believe that Deshawnda Sanchez was fleeing from a robbery when she was shot to death, but have not yet ruled out a hate crime.

Mich. House Approves 'License to Discriminate'
December 05 2014 4:19 PM ET

Mich. House Approves 'License to Discriminate'

Sunnivie Brydum

Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is on its way to the State Senate after the House approved it Thursday on a party-line vote.

Kan. Minister Gets Death Threats for Performing Same-Sex Weddings
December 05 2014 3:25 PM ET

Kan. Minister Gets Death Threats for Performing Same-Sex Weddings

Stevie St. John

Rev. Jackie Carter says her congregation has been receiving harassing phone calls, including calls threatening her life, on a daily basis.

Gay Music Director Fired for Engagement Files Discrimination Claim
December 05 2014 2:53 PM ET

Gay Music Director Fired for Engagement Files Discrimination Claim

Stevie St. John

An Illinois music director who was fired after announcing his engagement to a man has filed a discrimination complaint.

Pastor Who Called for LGBT Extermination: Gays Are 'Basically Rapists'
December 05 2014 2:02 PM ET

Pastor Who Called for LGBT Genocide: Gays Are 'Basically Rapists'

Stevie St. John

Following his call for an LGBT genocide, pastor Steven Anderson continues to issue hateful statements.

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