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.
Democrats and Republicans Alike Wary of Virginia's Radical Lt. Gov. Nominee
May 21 2013 5:39 PM ET

Neither Democrats Nor Republicans Pleased With Virginia's GOP Lt. Gov. Nominee

Sunnivie Brydum

The Republican Party in Virginia nominated right-wing bishop E.W. Jackson to run for lieutenant governor, sparking negative comments about Jackson's extremism from across the political spectrum.

Illinois Will Pass Marriage Equality Bill, Sponsor Says
May 21 2013 3:26 PM ET

Illinois Will Pass Marriage Equality Bill, Sponsor Says

Trudy Ring

Rep. Greg Harris of Illinois predicts success for the state's marriage equality bill, which coincidentally today picked up Bill Clinton's endorsement.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Slams His Former Catholic School for Forcing Trans Teen to Wear Women's Graduation Garb
May 21 2013 2:59 PM ET

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Slams His Former School's Transphobic Graduation Policy

David Artavia

Jesse Tyler Ferguson wants everyone to be themselves.

French Marriage Equality Opponent Commits Suicide at Notre Dame
May 21 2013 2:58 PM ET

French Marriage Equality Opponent Commits Suicide at Notre Dame

Trudy Ring

Dominique Venner shot himself to death in the famed Paris cathedral today.

LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform Good as Dead, Say Advocates
May 21 2013 2:47 PM ET May 22 2013 12:27 AM ET

Democratic 'Betrayal' Leaves Binational Couples Stranded

Sunnivie Brydum

As two key Democratic senators indicate that they won't vote for a provision that would help Americans sponsor a same-sex spouse for citizenship, LGBT-inclusive immigration reform is all but certain to exclude protections for LGBT families.

Church of Scotland to Allow Gay Ministers
May 21 2013 2:03 PM ET

Church of Scotland to Allow Gay Ministers

Trudy Ring

A vote taken Monday will let congregations appoint openly gay, partnered clergy, opting out of the church's general ban.

May 21 2013 2:00 PM ET

These Grooms Met Because of a Big Blue Dog

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Who's getting married? Here's a clue: two Steves!

WATCH: President Obama Tells Morehouse Grads 'Be the Best Husband to Your Boyfriend'
May 20 2013 7:56 PM ET

Obama to Grads: 'Be the Best Husband to Your Boyfriend'

Sunnivie Brydum

In his commencement speech at the historically African-American Morehouse College, President Obama gave an unexpectedly direct shout-out to gay graduates.

Pro-Marriage Equality Ill. Republican Won't Seek State Party Chairmanship
May 20 2013 3:08 PM ET

Pro-Marriage Equality Republican Won't Seek Ill. Chairmanship

Trudy Ring

Ron Sandack has taken himself out of the running for the post, recently vacated by another equality supporter.

WATCH: Catholic School Tells Trans Teen 'Wear Girl's Gown or Don't Walk at Graduation'
May 20 2013 1:55 PM ET

WATCH: Catholic School Won't Let Trans Grad Wear Men's Garb

Sunnivie Brydum

Teachers, friends and family recognize Damian Garcia as male. But St. Pius Catholic High School in Albuquerque contends that the transgender teen must wear the graduation garb designated for female students.

Minnesota Antibullying Bill Dies in Senate
May 20 2013 1:22 PM ET

Minnesota Antibullying Bill Dies in Senate

Sunnivie Brydum

A comprehensive antibullying bill failed to be heard in the Minnesota legislature, but advocates promise to reintroduce the bill when the session resumes in 2014.

Minneapolis Church Celebrates Marriage Equality With Rainbow Communion Bread
May 20 2013 12:11 PM ET

Special Communion Bread Makes Debut for Minneapolis Church

Sunnivie Brydum

Revolution Church in Minneapolis marked the state's marriage equality law with a tasty, colorful tribute.

Gay Activists Interrupt Sen. Rubio's Speech
May 19 2013 2:03 PM ET

Gay Activists Interrupt Marco Rubio Speech

Neal Broverman

A group of LGBT, Latino, and immigration activists took aim at the conservative Florida politician.