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.
Transgender Group Leaves OutServe-SLDN, Joins Startup Group SPART*A
July 22 2013 2:11 PM ET

Trans Group Leaves OutServe-SLDN, Joins SPART*A

Sunnivie Brydum

The transgender group of OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network announced Monday that it is cutting ties with the embattled organization, partnering with a new splinter group formed in the wake of a public controversy.

Scalia: Judges Not Qualified to Legislate 'Homosexual Sodomy'
July 22 2013 12:39 PM ET

Scalia: Judges Not Qualified to Legislate 'Homosexual Sodomy'

Sunnivie Brydum

The infamously cantankerous senior-most justice on the Supreme Court offered his unfiltered opinion to a collection of lawyers in Aspen, Colo. this weekend.

Ohio Couple Sues for Marriage Recognition
July 21 2013 3:57 PM ET

Ohio Couple Sues for Marriage Recognition

Sunnivie Brydum

A gay couple who were recently married in Maryland have filed a lawsuit to force Ohio to recognize their legal marriage, before one of the partners succumbs to ALS.

Arkansas Marriage Ban Faces Federal Challenge, Judge Recusal
July 21 2013 3:16 PM ET

Arkansas Marriage Ban Faces Federal Challenge

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge assigned to hear a challenge to Arkansas' ban on marriage equality removed himself from the case this week, citing personal relationships with the state officials who passed the ban.

WATCH: Ken Cuccinelli Still Abhors the 'Personal Challenge of Homosexuality'
July 21 2013 12:27 PM ET

Ken Cuccinelli Abhors 'Personal Challenge of Homosexuality'

Sunnivie Brydum

The republican attorney general and Virginia gubernatorial hopeful continues to dig in his heels on his antigay arguments.

July 21 2013 8:04 AM ET

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Got Married!

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The Emmy-nominated Modern Family star wed his longtime boyfriend Saturday in Manhattan.

Mexican Activists Protest Russian Antigay Policies
July 20 2013 2:51 PM ET

Mexican Activists Protest Russian Antigay Policies

Sunnivie Brydum

About 30 people rallied outside the Russian embassy in Mexico City to protest the eastern european nation's recently enacted ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

Nate Silver Leaving New York Times for ESPN
July 20 2013 2:29 PM ET

Nate Silver Leaving New York Times for ESPN

Sunnivie Brydum

The hallowed gay statistician will take the blog brand he established, Five Thirty Eight, with him to the sports network.

San Diego Clerk Begs Court to Stop Marriage Equality
July 20 2013 1:02 PM ET

San Diego Clerk Begs Court to Stop Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A Republican county clerk in California asked its Supreme Court to halt marriage equality there. But the California attorney general essentially says, "no way."

Gay Parliamentarian Questions U.K. Wait for Marriage Equality
July 19 2013 7:42 PM ET

Gay Parliamentarian Questions U.K. Wait for Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

Chris Bryant, an openly gay member of Parliament, questioned the one-year delay of marriage equality in England and Wales, and a U.K. official responded.

July 19 2013 4:38 PM ET

Signorile Gets Married

Wedding bells are ringing for the firebrand LGBT rights advocate

California City Ousts LGBT Pride Month, Arrests Protestors
July 19 2013 3:43 PM ET

California City Ousts LGBT Pride Month, Arrests Protestors

Daniel Reynolds

The city council of Porterville, Calif., voted to rescind its mayor's recent proclamation that declared June LGBT Pride Month.

Rural Region Elects Mexico's First Openly Gay Mayor
July 19 2013 1:49 PM ET

Rural Region Elects Mexico's First Openly Gay Mayor

Daniel Reynolds

Benjamin Medrano will become the first openly gay mayor in Mexico when he takes office in September.

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