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.
Anti-Abortion Group Protests Penn. Same-Sex Marriages
July 26 2013 2:17 PM ET

Anti-Abortion Group Protests Penn. Same-Sex Marriages

Sunnivie Brydum

The right-wing group wants the register of wills in Montgomery County to be arrested for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite a law prohibiting such unions in Pennsylvania.

Don't Bother Boycotting Vodka, Says Russian LGBT Activist
July 26 2013 12:58 PM ET

Don't Bother Boycotting Vodka, Says Russian Activist

Sunnivie Brydum

A prominent LGBT activist in Russia says a proposed boycott on Russian vodka won't have any impact on antigay attitudes in the country.

Group Holds Launch Rally For New Jersey Marriage Equality
July 25 2013 7:18 PM ET

Group Holds Launch Rally For NJ Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

New Jersey United for Marriage held its launch rally this week in Asbury Park, attracting around 200 demonstrators in support of marriage equality.

Target Accused of Indirectly Funding Antigay Candidate
July 25 2013 6:38 PM ET July 25 2013 9:12 PM ET

Target's Donations to Both Democrats and Republicans Questioned

Daniel Reynolds

The retail giant has thrown its funds behind both of the governors associations for Republicans and Democrats, and that's raised hackles of some.

Proposed Bill Seeks to 'Restore Honor' to Gay Veterans
July 25 2013 5:35 PM ET

Congress Seeks to 'Restore Honor' to Gay Veterans

Daniel Reynolds

Representatives Mark Pocan and Charlie Rangel introduced the 'Restore Honor to Service Members Act,' which would assist thousands of service members discharged for their sexual orientation.

Court Saves Gay Filipino Immigrant From Deportation
July 25 2013 3:53 PM ET

Court Saves Gay Immigrant From Deportation

Daniel Reynolds

A federal appeals court ruled to not deport a gay Filipino immigrant, who may face persecution if returned to his native country.

Stoli Responds to LGBT Boycott Of Russian Products
July 25 2013 2:40 PM ET

Stoli Responds to LGBT Boycott

Daniel Reynolds

The SPI Group, which owns Stolichnaya Vodka, responds to a recent boycott promoted by Dan Savage and other LGBT activists.

Trans Teen Must Have Access to Male Locker Room, Says DOJ
July 25 2013 1:05 PM ET

DOJ Allows Trans Teen Access to Male Locker Room

Daniel Reynolds

The Department of Justice mandated that a California school district give a transgender student access to men's facilities.

Library of Congress Acquires Papers of Gay Pioneer Lilli Vincenz
July 25 2013 11:42 AM ET

Library of Congress Acquires Lesbian Pioneer's Papers

Daniel Reynolds

Lilli Vincenz, who recorded many of the significant events of the LGBT rights movement, donated her papers to the nation's oldest cultural institution.

July 24 2013 5:57 PM ET

Russian Church Leaders Say Gays are Causing the Apocalypse

Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, leader of the Russian Orthodox church, says that same-sex marriage is going to trigger the end of the world.

Former Ex-Gay Supporter Apologizes to LGBT Community
July 24 2013 5:54 PM ET

Former Ex-Gay Staffer Apologizes to LGBT Community

Jase Peeples

Randy Thomas, formerly of Exodus International, issued a public apology for the damage he caused many people over the years he supported the ex-gay movement.

 WATCH: Ted Cruz Claims LGBT Activists Will Charge Pastors With Hate Speech
July 24 2013 4:07 PM ET

 WATCH: Ted Cruz Claims Gay Agenda Will Charge Pastors With Hate Speech

Jase Peeples

The republican senator from Texas says supporters of LGBT equality will soon attempt to charge Christian pastors with hate speech for preaching from the Bible.

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