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.
Op-ed: How the Voices of Children Have Helped Turn the Tide on Marriage Equality
October 21 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: How Children Turned the Tide on Marriage Equality

Gabriel Blau

Millions of children across the country helped make marriage equality a reality in so many homes.

PHOTOS: The First Weddings in Arizona
October 21 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: The First Weddings in Arizona

Sunnivie Brydum

A ruling on Friday that Arizona's marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution cleared the way for these joyful images. 

Global Megachurch Pastor Backtracks on Gay-Supportive Comments
October 20 2014 5:24 PM ET

Global Megachurch Pastor Backtracks on Gay-Supportive Comments

Trudy Ring

Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church, says his sympathetic comments don't mean he supports same-sex marriage or strays from the traditional Christian view of homosexuality.

Obama: Constitution 'Does Guarantee Same-Sex Marriage in All 50 States'
October 20 2014 5:18 PM ET

Obama: Constitution Guarantees Marriage Equality in 50 States

Sunnivie Brydum

The former University of Chicago law professor told The New Yorker he believes the U.S. Constitution includes a right to same-sex marriage.

After Catholic Synod: Disappointment, Yet Hope Remains
October 20 2014 4:36 PM ET

After Catholic Synod: Disappointment, Yet Hope Remains

Trudy Ring

While the synod's final report is less gay-supportive than its interim one, LGBT activists and allies are encouraged by the number of bishops on their side.

BREAKING: Wyo. Won't Appeal Marriage Equality
October 20 2014 4:04 PM ET October 20 2014 7:48 PM ET

Wyoming Won't Appeal Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples can begin marrying Tuesday morning.

WATCH: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sees 'No Crying Need' for SCOTUS to Take Up Marriage
October 20 2014 2:51 PM ET

Ginsburg: 'No Crying Need' for SCOTUS to Take Up Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

When asked if it's 'feasible' for any marriage equality state to go back to banning same-sex weddings, the Supreme Court justice smirked and said she couldn't yet offer an opinion.

WATCH: As Marriage Equality Spreads, Judge Rules NOM Can't Recoup $70K in Legal Fees
October 20 2014 1:38 PM ET

WATCH: NOM Can't Recoup $700K in Legal Fees

Matt Baume

NOM claimed that the IRS intentionally leaked its tax returns, and spent nearly a million dollars failing to prove it.

WATCH: CNN's Cooper, Lemon Explore Their Roots in Special Program
October 20 2014 1:11 PM ET

WATCH: CNN's Cooper, Lemon Explore Their Roots in Special Program

Dawn Ennis

Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon both deal with some grim family history in Roots: Our Journeys Home.

Op-ed: A Health Haven for Trans Women in Upstate New York
October 20 2014 7:30 AM ET

Op-ed: A Haven for Trans Health in Upstate New York

Maureen Kelly

One transgender health program in Ithaca, N.Y., ensures that rural New Yorkers don’t have to travel hundreds of miles for simple care.

Jennifer Knapp: Christian, Lesbian, and Free
October 20 2014 6:00 AM ET

Jennifer Knapp: Christian, Lesbian, and Free

Jase Peeples

Singer-songwriter Jennifer Knapp opens up about her transformation from a closeted Christian musician to an outspoken advocate for LGBT people of faith.

'God's Not Afraid of New Things,' Pope Tells Antigay Bishops
October 19 2014 6:00 PM ET

'God's Not Afraid of New Things,' Pope Tells Antigay Bishops

Thom Senzee

The pope isn't taking the roll-back of language that would have made the Catholic Church more welcoming to LGBTs, the divorced, and unmarried couples as a defeat.

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