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.
Gay Oregon Judge Plays 'Devil's Advocate' in Marriage Case
April 24 2014 1:12 PM ET

Gay Ore. Judge Plays 'Devil's Advocate' in Marriage Case

Sunnivie Brydum

In the absence of a formal legal defense supporting Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, a gay federal judge asked probing questions during Wednesday's hearing.

Pastor Stands by Embattled Scout Leader
April 24 2014 1:05 PM ET

Pastor Stands by Embattled Scout Leader

Michael O'Loughlin

The pastor of a Seattle-area Methodist church supports openly gay scout leader Geoff McGrath, even as the Boy Scouts of America cuts ties with the troop he leads at the church.

Texas Judge Rules for Equal Rights to Divorce, Custody
April 24 2014 12:51 PM ET

Texas Judge Rules for Equal Rights to Divorce, Custody

Michelle Garcia

A Texas judge has ruled that a same-sex couple has the same rights regarding divorce and custody as heterosexual couples.

NBA's Jason Collins Makes Time's 'Most Influential' List
April 24 2014 12:47 PM ET

NBA's Jason Collins Makes Time's 'Most Influential' List

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Gay NBA player Jason Collins was named one of the "most influential" people in the world by Time, nabbing an inside cover of the magazine.

Op-ed: Chad Griffin on Controversial Marriage Equality Book
April 23 2014 6:49 PM ET

Op-ed: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Chad Griffin

HRC executive director Chad Griffin on the controversial book Forcing the Spring, which documents the fight for marriage equality.

Chelsea Manning Announces Legal Name Change in Optimistic Letter
April 23 2014 4:48 PM ET

Chelsea Manning Announces Legal Name Change

Parker Marie Molloy

The WikiLeaks source announced today that she is now legally recognized as 'Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.' Manning also provided an update on her current state of affairs, including whether or not she will receive health care.

Anglican Archbishop Urges Patience on Marriage Equality
April 23 2014 3:20 PM ET

Anglican Archbishop Urges Patience on Marriage Equality

Michael O'Loughlin

The Anglican archbishop of Wales says the church may evolve on same-sex marriage, but he urges patience.

BREAKING: Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison Are Married!
April 23 2014 2:48 PM ET

Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison Are Married

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Jodie Foster married Alexandra Hedison over the weekend

WATCH: Mayor's Antigay Remarks 'Crushing,' Says Fired Police Chief
April 23 2014 2:09 PM ET

Mayor's Antigay Remarks 'Crushing,' Says Out Police Chief

Trudy Ring

Crystal Moore of Latta, S.C., speaks out on her firing, while the Town Council holds her job open in hopes of rehiring her.

Get Your Salvation Via Hookup App?
April 23 2014 1:57 PM ET

Get Your Salvation Via Hookup App?

Michael O'Loughlin

Ads for a Christian group appear on Grindr.

'God and the Gay Christian': Southern Baptist Leader Objects
April 23 2014 1:01 PM ET

God and the Gay Christian: Southern Baptist Leader Objects

Michael O'Loughlin

A new book by a YouTube phenom says gay Christians must be welcomed in the church. But a prominent evangelical leader disagrees.

Oregon Marriage Ban Goes to Court Today, Without NOM's Defense
April 23 2014 12:45 PM ET

Oregon Marriage Law Gets Its Day in Court, Without NOM

Sunnivie Brydum

Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage will be challenged in federal court today in Eugene, without any legal representative arguing in its favor.

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