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.
Court: NOM Can't Claim Punitive Damages in IRS Disclosure Suit
June 05 2014 4:21 PM ET

NOM Loses Again, This Time In IRS Suit

Trudy Ring

The ruling in the National Organization for Marriage's case against the Internal Revenue Service is another in a string of legal setbacks for the antigay group.

Majority of Same-Sex Couples Can Now Marry in the U.S.
June 05 2014 3:07 PM ET

Majority of Same-Sex Couples Can Now Marry in the U.S.

Lynn De La Cruz

With advances in marriage equality, the majority of cohabiting same-sex couples now live in states where they can legally marry.

Jailed Conn. Trans Teen to Be Released
June 05 2014 2:55 PM ET

Jailed Conn. Trans Teen to Be Released

Parker Marie Molloy

After spending nearly two months behind bars without being charged with a crime, Connecticut teenager Jane Doe may finally exit prison.

Draft Texas GOP Platform Swaps Antigay Language for 'Ex-Gay' Endorsement
June 05 2014 2:40 PM ET

Texas GOP Platform Endorses 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Sunnivie Brydum

The Texas Republican Party's revision of its official platform shifts the rhetoric around homosexuality from condemnation to 'cure.'

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Gets Surprise Birthday 'Mini-Roast'
June 05 2014 12:58 PM ET

WATCH: Anderson Cooper Gets Surprise Birthday 'Mini-Roast'

Rebecca Juro

Wolf Blitzer introduces an on-air surprise for the AC360 host on his birthday.

Is Fox News Going Silent on Marriage Equality?
June 05 2014 12:28 PM ET

Is Fox News Going Silent on Marriage Equality?

Rebecca Juro

Data from Equality Matters indicates that Fox News is avoiding reporting on same-sex marriage wins.

Trans New Yorkers Celebrate Birth Certificate News
June 05 2014 9:42 AM ET

Trans New Yorkers Celebrate Birth Certificate News

Parker Marie Molloy

New York joins five other states and Washington, D.C., in allowing trans individuals to update birth certificates without having to undergo surgery.

Op-ed: The Gay Truth About Ronald Reagan
June 05 2014 4:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Gay Truth About Ronald Reagan

James Duke Mason

Ronald Reagan failed to successfully combat the AIDS crisis, but does that make him antigay?

Supreme Court Denies NOM; Oregon Marriages Will Continue
June 04 2014 4:17 PM ET

Supreme Court Denies NOM; Ore. Marriages Will Continue

Sunnivie Brydum

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a request from the antigay National Organization for Marriage that sought to halt marriage equality in Oregon.

Trans Woman Found Murdered in Baltimore
June 04 2014 3:37 PM ET

Trans Woman Found Murdered in Baltimore

Parker Marie Molloy

Earlier this week, a transgender Baltimore resident was found dead in a field, just days after local advocates celebrated the state's new antidiscrimination law.

The Colbert Report Takes on Trans Medicare Coverage
June 04 2014 2:32 PM ET

Colbert Takes on Trans Medicare Coverage

Parker Marie Molloy

Last night, Stephen Colbert took on the conservative blowback over the recent HHS decision involving transgender medical care as part of Medicare.

Student Athlete Booted From Christian College
June 04 2014 1:20 PM ET

Student Athlete Booted From Christian College

Annie Hollenbeck

Right before graduating, a nationally ranked college athlete was kicked out of school for having a relationship with another man.

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