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.
Has The Supreme Court Made Marriage an Issue in the Midterm Election?
October 07 2014 2:05 AM ET

Has Supreme Court Made Marriage an Election Issue?

Trudy Ring

The issue is now clearly back in the political arena, but Republicans seem to want to avoid it.

Religious Right: Supreme Court Letting Marriage 'Burn to Ashes'
October 06 2014 6:35 PM ET

Religious Right: Justices Let Marriage 'Burn to Ashes'

Trudy Ring

That's one of the choice quotes from the right wing in the wake of today's decision not to take up marriage equality cases, along with calling the action the 'Roe v. Wade of sodomy-based marriage.'

PHOTOS: Antigay Wing Won't Give Up in France, Hosts Huge Rally
October 06 2014 5:10 PM ET

PHOTOS: Antigay Wing Won't Give Up in France, Hosts Huge Rally

Thom Senzee

Ultra-rightists in France are crying vive la difference over parental rights for straight versus same-sex couples.

'Girls' Creator Won't Marry Until Her Lesbian Sister Can
October 06 2014 4:02 PM ET

Girls Creator Won't Marry Until Her Lesbian Sister Can

Jase Peeples

Lena Dunham, the creator of the hit TV series Girls, says she won’t marry her boyfriend until marriage equality is realized in all 50 states.

PHOTOS: Utah Couples Say 'I Do' After State Leaders Declare Marriage The Law of the Land
October 06 2014 3:23 PM ET

PHOTOS: Utah Couples Say 'I Do'

Advocate.com Editors

While some religious and political leaders are not happy that Utah now must extend marriage equality to all residents, couples are exercising their right to marry.

PHOTOS: Couples Already Marrying in Virginia
October 06 2014 3:00 PM ET

PHOTOS: Couples Already Marrying in Virginia

Lucas Grindley

The day has finally come for gay and lesbian Virginians who wanted to legally wed.

Colorado Attorney General Tells 64 County Clerks to Prepare for Same-Sex Weddings
October 06 2014 2:57 PM ET

Colorado Counties Told to Prepare for Same-Sex Weddings

Michelle Garcia

The Tenth Circuit's decision on marriage equality will stand, making same-sex marriage legal in Colorado.

WATCH: Gay Couple Getting Engaged on 'Ellen' Will Warm Your Heart
October 06 2014 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: Men Getting Engaged on Ellen Will Warm Your Heart

Jami Smith

Take two minutes and watch this adorable proposal orchestrated by Ellen DeGeneres. If it weren't for the Supreme Court's news, this would will make your Monday.

WATCH: NOM's Grasping at Straws in Oregon
October 06 2014 1:10 PM ET

WATCH: NOM's Grasping at Straws in Oregon

Matt Baume

The National Organization for Marriage has switched tactics in Oregon, accusing the attorney general of cooperating with gay and lesbian couples.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Won't Take Marriage Cases, Multiple States Get Marriage Equality
October 06 2014 10:14 AM ET

Supreme Court Sends Marriage to 5 States; More to Come?

Michelle Garcia

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear a series of cases regarding marriage equality, and the effect of the ruling could quickly extend to more states.

Op-ed: Transparent Tells the Rest of the Story
October 06 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transparent Tells the Rest of the Story

Rebecca Juro

Transparent does justice to trans women of a certain age.

This Couple Makes A Supreme Step for Oklahoma
October 05 2014 1:00 PM ET

This Couple Makes A Supreme Step for Oklahoma

Eric Himan

Oklahoman and out musician Eric Himan talks marriage plans with Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, one of the couples bringing equality to his state, and possibly the country.

La. Church Evicts AA, Fearing It Would Be Forced to Host Same-Sex Weddings
October 04 2014 6:00 AM ET

La. Church Evicts AA, Fearing It Would Be Forced to Host Same-Sex Weddings

Trudy Ring

Church officials say they're worried that making space available to AA means it would have to accommodate any and all, including same-sex weddings. But their fears are unfounded.

AddThis

Quantcast