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.
Calif. Assembly Passes Bill to Respect Trans People’s Gender on Death Certificates
June 02 2014 2:01 PM ET

Trans Activist's Death Inspires Bill's Passage in Calif. Assembly

Mitch Kellaway

The bill, which would ensure that a transgender person's accurate gender is listed on their death certificate, now heads to the State Senate.

Second Man Arrested in Beating of Atlanta Trans Women
June 02 2014 8:33 AM ET

Second Man Arrested in Beating of Atlanta Trans Women

Parker Marie Molloy

After a video depicting two women being beaten onboard Atlanta's public transportation system went viral, two men are in custody facing misdemeanor charges.

Effort to Repeal Md. Trans Law Fails to Gather Sufficient Signatures, Dies
June 02 2014 8:07 AM ET

Md. Trans Law Repeal Effort Comes Up Short

Parker Marie Molloy

Maryland will become the 18th state with a transgender-inclusive antidiscrimination law on the books starting October 1, after efforts to repeal the bill through public referendum fell short.

WATCH: Fox's Juan Williams Asks Whether Phil Robertson Is Face of GOP Outreach
June 02 2014 6:30 AM ET

Fox's Juan Williams Amazed By GOP's Leadership Speaker

Rebecca Juro

Entertain yourself by watching Fox's Juan Williams call out the GOP for playing host to Phil Robertson.

Florida's Twice Divorced Attorney General Thinks Gays Don’t Have ‘Stable And Enduring Family Units’
June 01 2014 1:10 PM ET August 28 2014 1:05 PM ET

Florida's Twice-Divorced AG Calls Gay Families Unstable

Diane Anderson-Minshall

In defense of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, Bondi argued it would "impose significant public harm" as well.

Rock Star Melissa Etheridge Marries Nurse Jackie Creator Linda Wallem
June 01 2014 12:06 PM ET

Rock Star Melissa Etheridge Marries Nurse Jackie Creator Linda Wallem

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The twosome said "I do" just two days after they each turned 53.

WATCH: Web Series ‘Brothers’ Explores  Lives of Transgender Men
June 01 2014 10:31 AM ET October 13 2014 11:50 AM ET

WATCH: New Web Series Explores Lives of Transgender Men

Mitch Kellaway

A new web series offers an intimate look at the everyday lives of urban transgender men.

WATCH: Parents of Young Transgender Son Share Their Heartwarming Story
May 31 2014 3:17 PM ET June 02 2014 1:19 AM ET

WATCH: Parents of Trans Son Share Their Heartwarming Story

Mitch Kellaway

They listened to 5-year-old son and supported him in being himself.

Obama Declares June Pride Month, Urges Amercans to Eliminate Prejudice Everywhere
May 31 2014 10:36 AM ET

Obama Declares June Pride Month, Urges Amercans to Eliminate Prejudice Everywhere

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The White House proclamation reiterates the successes LGBT Americans have had this year, but still calls for an end to violence and workplace discrimination.

Calif. Advances Bill Aimed at Stopping 'Gay Panic' Defense
May 30 2014 6:54 PM ET

Calif. Advances Bill Aimed at Stopping 'Gay Panic' Defense

Trudy Ring

The bill makes clear that a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity is not sufficient reason to reduce a charge from murder to manslaughter.

WATCH: Prop. 8 Plaintiffs on the Momentum of Equality
May 30 2014 3:27 PM ET

WATCH: Prop. 8 Plaintiffs on the Momentum of Equality

Rebecca Juro

Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami talk about the forces behind pro–marriage equality rulings and discuss the new documentary on their court victory, The Case Against 8.

WATCH: Fox Station Sends Transphobic Reporter to Slander Md. Trans Law
May 30 2014 3:27 PM ET

WATCH: Fox Sends Transphobic Reporter to Slander Md. Trans Law

Parker Marie Molloy

A former opinion editor at the right-wing Washington Times, Emily Miller, conducted an investigative report for a Fox affiliate where she spread unchallenged falsehoods about transgender people in a 'report' on Maryland's new nondiscrimination law.

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