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.
Catholic Military Chaplains Can't Be Forced to Oversee Gay Funerals
September 25 2013 2:10 PM ET

Catholic Military Chaplains Want to Skip Gay Funerals

Michelle Garcia

A new set of rules for chaplains states that Catholic military chaplains must not be forced to preside over any ceremonies in which the church must acknowledge a same-sex relationship.

Pa. School Board: Trans Student Can't Run for Homecoming King
September 24 2013 9:05 PM ET

School Board: Trans Student Can't Run for Homecoming King

Trudy Ring

A school board in Johnstown, Pa., declined to override school administrators' decision not to let Kasey Caron be listed as a king candidate.

Catholic College Cancels Lecture by Pro-Marriage Equality Speaker
September 24 2013 8:24 PM ET

Catholic College Cancels Lecture by Pro-Marriage Equality Speaker

Trudy Ring

Providence College nixed an appearance by John Corvino, a frequent debater for the pro-equality side.

Gay Volunteer No Longer Welcome at Canada Church
September 24 2013 7:46 PM ET

Gay Volunteer No Longer Welcome at Canada Church

Trudy Ring

The pastor of Crosspoint Wesleyan Church said the presence of an openly gay man in the children's ministry might make some parents uncomfortable.

WATCH: Russian Pol Says Gays Rape Children, Fake Hate Crimes
September 24 2013 5:56 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Pol Says Gays Rape Kids, Fake Hate Crimes

Trudy Ring

Parliament member Vitaly Milonov made numerous inflammatory statements to a French journalist who encountered him at St. Petersburg's Queer Fest.

Marco Rubio Blocks Gay Black Judge's Nomination to Federal Judiciary
September 24 2013 3:40 PM ET

Marco Rubio Blocks Gay Judge's Nomination

Trudy Ring

The Florida senator says he's concerned about a couple of Judge William Thomas's rulings, but some accuse Rubio of playing politics.

First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge Confirmed
September 24 2013 1:38 PM ET

First Openly Gay Federal Appeals Court Judge Confirmed

Trudy Ring

The unanimous Senate confirmation makes Todd Hughes the highest-ranking openly gay federal judge.

Vatican Excommunicates Gay-Supportive Australian Priest
September 24 2013 1:05 PM ET

Gay-Supportive Priest Gets Excommunicated by Vatican

Trudy Ring

Despite Pope Francis's encouraging words, it's clear that the Roman Catholic Church hasn't changed it doctrine on LGBT equality.

LGBT Advocates File Briefs for New Mexico Marriage Equality
September 23 2013 7:10 PM ET

LGBT Advocates File Briefs for New Mexico Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The ACLU and NCLR filed legal briefs urging the New Mexico Supreme Court to declare marriage equality the law of the land.

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