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.
American Medical Association Calls for Updated Gender Change Requirements
June 10 2014 8:31 AM ET

AMA Eases Gender Change Requirements

Parker Marie Molloy

The American Medical Association follows in the steps of the World Health Organization, making it easier for transgender people to obtain accurate identification.

PHOTOS: Meet the Agender Young Adults Challenging the Gender Binary
June 10 2014 7:00 AM ET

These Agender Young People Are Here to Challenge Your Binary

Mitch Kellaway

A new photo exhibit commissioned in response to an alleged hate crime against an agender teenager looks to challenge contemporary conceptions of male, female, and the space in between.

WATCH: Parents Exude Pride in Trans Sons
June 10 2014 5:45 AM ET

WATCH: Parents Exude Pride in Trans Sons

Mitch Kellaway

Two transgender men and their families reflect on how transitioning can happen to more than one's gender.

Op-ed: Yeah, Pope Francis, Who Are You to Judge?
June 10 2014 5:40 AM ET

Op-ed: Yeah, Pope Francis, Who Are You to Judge?

Michelle Garcia

The Vatican has a real problem with staying out of people's bedrooms.

LISTEN: Tony Perkins Compares Gay Rights Advocates to Nazis
June 09 2014 6:19 PM ET

LISTEN: Tony Perkins Compares Gay Rights Advocates to Nazis

Michael O'Loughlin

The head of the Family Research Council asks if Christians are to be hauled off in 'boxcars.'

Catholic Bishops Meet on Marriage; What 'Threats' Will They Discuss?
June 09 2014 6:13 PM ET

Catholic Bishops Meet on Marriage; What 'Threats' Will They Discuss?

Michael O'Loughlin

A Jesuit priest urges U.S. bishops to drop their 'embarrassing' focus on same-sex unions and address a broad range of 'threats' to marriage.

PHOTOS: Same-Sex Weddings Continue in Wis.
June 09 2014 3:20 PM ET

PHOTOS: Same-Sex Weddings Continue in Wis.

Sunnivie Brydum

The federal judge who struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage refused to stay her decision Monday, allowing couples to continue applying for marriage licenses throughout the state.

Santorum Joins NOM's March for (Straight) Marriage
June 09 2014 3:15 PM ET

Santorum Joins NOM's March for (Straight) Marriage

Trudy Ring

NOM continues its march against the rising tide of marriage equality, with Rick Santorum joining a June event.

California: Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Speaker
June 08 2014 12:59 PM ET

Atkins Takes Top Legislative Spot As First Lesbian Calif. Speaker

Thom Senzee

Toni Atkins is now the second LGBT person to take one of California's most influential political posts.

Shepard Smith: Fox's Lone Voice of Reason on Bergdahl
June 07 2014 4:00 AM ET

Shepard Smith: Fox's Lone Voice of Reason on Bergdahl

Rebecca Juro

The Fox News host condemns the rush to brand Bowe Bergdahl a deserter or traitor.

Transphobic Houston Pastor Embroiled in Harassment Accusations
June 06 2014 4:52 PM ET

Transphobic Houston Pastor Embroiled in Harassment Accusations

Parker Marie Molloy

A Houston pastor who warned about transgender people as sexual predators has been accused of being a sexual predator himself.

Wisconsin: Judge Strikes Down 2006 Marriage Ban
June 06 2014 4:10 PM ET June 06 2014 5:41 PM ET

Wisconsin: Judge Strikes Down 2006 Marriage Ban

Michelle Garcia

A federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, prompting at least one county clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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