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.
Cardinal Dolan Blames Bad Marketing for Catholic Church Seeming Antigay
November 30 2013 11:52 AM ET

Cardinal Blames Bad Marketing for Church Seeming Antigay

Lucas Grindley

Dolan's rhetoric during the debate over marriage equality in 2011 apparently wasn't 'anti-anybody.'

WATCH: Richard Simmons Gives Emotional and Awkward Interview to Fox News
November 29 2013 4:04 PM ET

WATCH: Richard Simmons Gets Awkward on Fox

Jase Peeples

From crying to crooning, Richard Simmons may have given Fox News its most awkward interview of all time.

Church of England Plans Blessings for Gay Couples
November 28 2013 1:17 PM ET

Church of England Plans Blessings for Gay Couples

Michelle Garcia

Parishes within the Church of England still cannot officially marry gay and lesbian couples, but can offer public blessings.

Mary Cheney Headlines Marriage Fundraiser
November 28 2013 1:06 PM ET

Mary Cheney Headlines Marriage Fundraiser

Michelle Garcia

Mary Cheney will head to Indiana to fight a proposed ballot measure barring marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Illinois: Terminally Ill Woman Marries Under Court Order
November 28 2013 12:57 PM ET

Illinois: Terminally Ill Woman Marries Under Court Order

Michelle Garcia

The first same-sex couple to marry in Illinois ties the knot in a court-ordered ceremony

WATCH: Navy Chaplain Claims 'Demon of Rape' Inside Call for Trans Student Rights
November 27 2013 6:33 PM ET

WATCH: Navy Chaplain Claims 'Demon of Rape' Inside Call for Trans Student Rights

Sunnivie Brydum

Former chaplain Gordon 'Dr. Chaps' Klingenschmitt also contends that parents who validate their trans children's identities are abusing those children in favor of pushing a 'political agenda.'

Texas National Guard Amends Policy For Same-Sex Couples
November 27 2013 3:25 PM ET

Texas National Guard Amends Policy For Same-Sex Couples

Michelle Garcia

Gay and lesbian members of the Texas National Guard will now be able to receive benefits for their spouses.

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban
November 27 2013 2:24 PM ET

Gay Lawmaker Aims to Repeal Va. Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

State senator Adam Ebbin introduced legislation that would repeal Virginia's constitutional prohibition on marriage equality.

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