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.
Judge Blocks Houston Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses, City Fights Back
November 07 2014 3:30 PM ET

Judge Blocks Houston Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses, City Fights Back

Trudy Ring

Houston officials will appeal a judge's order blocking the city from offering benefits to employees' same-sex spouses.

November 07 2014 3:26 PM ET

Pussy Riot On Protest, Prison, and Putin

Members of the Russian punk protest band joined Klaus Biesenbach for a conversation about Putin, government oppression, and keeping their protests creative

Missouri Marriage Ban Struck Down Again
November 07 2014 11:56 AM ET

Missouri Marriage Ban Struck Down Again

Sunnivie Brydum

For the second time this week, Missouri's ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional — this time by a federal judge.

November 07 2014 8:54 AM ET

Latvia's Foreign Minister Tweets: 'I Am Gay'

In a country where LGBT rights have far to go, a key government figure publicly embraces his sexual orientation.

Op-ed: Why Are The Advocate's Commenters So Transphobic?
November 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Are The Advocate's Commenters So Transphobic?

Autumn Sandeen

Antitrans vitriol posted in response to The Advocate's coverage of transgender issues is symptomatic of broader divisions in the LGBT population.

Op-ed: Walking My Dad Down the Aisle
November 07 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Walking My Dad Down the Aisle

Emma Meents

A young woman recounts the day her dads tied the knot.

Florida's Same-Sex Couples Must Keep Waiting to Marry
November 06 2014 7:01 PM ET

Florida's Same-Sex Couples Must Keep Waiting to Marry

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The U.S. District judge who called Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional has decided to keep the ruling on hold, preventing couples from marrying — for a while.

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Upholds Marriage Bans in 4 States
November 06 2014 5:03 PM ET November 06 2014 10:46 PM ET

Four Marriage Bans Upheld; Next Stop Supreme Court?

Sunnivie Brydum

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals found bans on same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Michigan to be perfectly lawful.

Anti-LGBT Pastor Warns of 'Sodomite' Semen in Starbucks Lattes
November 06 2014 2:59 PM ET

Anti-LGBT Pastor Warns of 'Sodomite' Semen in Starbucks Lattes

Stevie St. John

The homophobic minister who decried Starbucks patrons as 'upscale sodomites' who spread Ebola now says the chain is using the semen of 'sodomites' to flavor its coffee.

Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in Kansas
November 06 2014 7:33 AM ET November 06 2014 11:30 AM ET

Everything You Need to Know About Marriage in Kansas

Matt Baume

Get up to speed on the flurry of legal decisions that keep trying to bring marriage equality to Kansas.

Young, Queer, On the Air
November 06 2014 7:00 AM ET

Young, Queer, On the Air

Alex Panisch

An emerging voice in LGBT journalism, OutCasting covers the issues that gay young people care about — when the staff isn’t studying for the SAT.

Op-ed: Yes, We Can Still Make LGBT Allies With a Republican Majority
November 06 2014 5:11 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, LGBTs Can Still Find Allies With a GOP Majority

Chad Griffin

The election results may sting for some, but HRC president Chad Griffin says it's more important than ever to keep fighting on.

PHOTOS: Marry Me in St. Louis
November 06 2014 4:16 AM ET

PHOTOS: Marry Me in St. Louis

Sunnivie Brydum

Marriage equality came to the Show-Me State Wednesday by way of a court ruling in St. Louis, the only city where same-sex couples can currently receive marriage licenses in the state.

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