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.
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.

Calif. Supreme Court Again Refuses to Halt Same-Sex Marriages
July 24 2013 3:13 PM ET

A Thousand Times No! Calif. High Court Rejects Prop. 8 Backers

Jase Peeples

For the second time this month, opponents of marriage equality have failed to stall the implementation of marriage equality in the Golden State.

Pennsylvania Issues First Same-Sex Marriage License
July 24 2013 1:21 PM ET

First Same-Sex Marriage License Issued in Pennsylvania

Jase Peeples

Despite the fact that same-sex marriage is banned in Pennsylvania, Montgomery County has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Golinski DOMA Case
July 24 2013 11:42 AM ET

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Golinski DOMA Case

Jase Peeples

Citing the Supreme Court ruling string down Section 3 of DOMA, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal, affirming that a federal court employee must be allowed to add her same-sex spouse to her employer's health insurance plan.

Pro-Equality Democrat Enters Georgia Senate Race
July 24 2013 10:54 AM ET

Will Georgia Get a Pro-Equality Senator? 

Jase Peeples

On Tuesday, Michelle Nunn announced she will run for U.S. Senate in the 2014, and outlined her stance on marriage equality.

Penn. County Prepares to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
July 24 2013 10:09 AM ET

Penn. County Prepares Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Jase Peeples

Officials in Montgomery County say they are ready to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the state’s ban.