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 Widow Turned Down for Marriage License
September 15 2013 8:55 PM ET

Transgender Widow Turned Down for Marriage License

Trudy Ring

Nikki Araguz, who has been fighting to receive death benefits after her firefighter husband died on the job, is now seeking to remarry but is having problems with Texas law again.

Nigerian Researcher: Magnetism Proves Same-Sex Marriage Unnatural
September 15 2013 8:11 PM ET

Nigerian Researcher: Magnetism Proves Same-Sex Marriage Unnatural

Trudy Ring

His bizarre claims are getting some attention in his country, one of the least accepting nations where LGBT people are concerned.

Message to LGBT Mormons: Church Is Evolving
September 15 2013 12:58 PM ET

Message to LGBT Mormons: Church Is Evolving

Trudy Ring

Retired NFL star Steve Young and his wife, Barbara, brought that message to a conference of LGBT Mormons and their supporters this weekend.

Russia's Olympics Statement Mentions 'Inclusion'; Will It Help?
September 15 2013 12:25 PM ET

Russian 'Olympic Truce' On Inclusion; Will It Help?

Trudy Ring

The Olympic Truce, a statement of international goodwill, says Russia 'will promote social inclusion without discrimination of any kind.'

Adviser: Christine Quinn's Gender, Gayness Counted Against Her
September 14 2013 5:27 PM ET

Adviser: Christine Quinn's Gender, Gayness Counted Against Her

Trudy Ring

The problem was not 'homophobia or sexism per se, but is the way society and people view women and gays,' the New York mayoral hopeful's chief strategist says.

Do We Need 100 More Jesse Helmses?
September 13 2013 7:30 PM ET

WATCH: Do We Need 100 More Jesse Helmses?

Trudy Ring

Rising Republican star Ted Cruz says we do.

First Televised Romanian Same-Sex Wedding Gets High Ratings
September 13 2013 5:31 PM ET

First Televised Romanian Same-Sex Wedding Gets High Ratings

Trudy Ring

A Romanian gay couple's wedding was featured on the reality show Four Weddings and a Challenge.

Cher Turned Down Olympics Gig Because of Russia's 'Gay Hate'
September 13 2013 12:35 PM ET

Cher Turned Down Olympics Gig Because of Russia's 'Gay Hate'

Trudy Ring

She 'immediately said no' to a Russian official who asked to perform, she says.

September 13 2013 6:15 AM ET

WATCH: A Gay Marriage Proposal at Home Depot?

View at Gay.net

Spare us the Homo Depot jokes.

No More Same-Sex Marriages in Pa., Orders Judge
September 12 2013 4:23 PM ET

Stop the Pa. Gay Weddings, Orders Judge

Sunnivie Brydum

More than 170 same-sex couples have already received marriage licenses since county official D. Bruce Hanes announced in July that he'd defy state law and marry gay and lesbian couples.

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