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.
WATCH: LGBT-Supportive Catholics React Positively to Pope's Statements
September 20 2013 4:27 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT-Supportive Catholics React Positively to Pope's Statements

Trudy Ring

Although Roman Catholic doctrine isn't changing — yet — Pope Francis's recently published comments offer hope for increasing acceptance of LGBT people by the church, activists say.

WATCH: Russian Group Issues Virulently Homophobic Video
September 20 2013 3:11 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Group Spreads Homophobic Lies

Trudy Ring

The video, among other things, says gay people adopt children in order to molest them.

September 20 2013 8:49 AM ET

Two Years After DADT: Still Difficult to Come Out in Military

Two years after the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' JOSH SEEFRIED says it remains difficult for many active-duty military to come out

WATCH: Christian Parents Memorialize Gay Son
September 19 2013 7:46 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Parents Memorialize Gay Son

Trudy Ring

Rob and Linda Robertson regret pushing their son to become straight, and they want LGBT people to know heaven won't be complete without them.

LGBT Orgs Blast 'Religious Liberty' Bill as 'Dangerous, False, Discriminatory'
September 19 2013 5:45 PM ET

'Religious Liberty' Bill Is 'Dangerous, False,' Say LGBT Orgs

Sunnivie Brydum

Rep. Raul Labrador's proposed bill to protect 'religious freedom' and allow federal employees to deny recognition to married same-sex couples is nothing more than an effort to revive the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, say LGBT advocates.

September 19 2013 5:15 PM ET

Guess Which Gay Celebs Just Got These Engagement Rings

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Lance Bass and Michael Turchin got matching bling as a symbol of their commitment.

WATCH: Former Antigay S.C. Republican Now Supports Marriage Equality
September 19 2013 4:24 PM ET

WATCH: Former Antigay S.C. Republican Now Supports Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Former state senator John Hawkins says his support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage was 'wrong.'

WATCH: Calif. Town Ousts Mayor Over LGBT Pride Proclamation
September 19 2013 3:47 PM ET

WATCH: Calif. Town Ousts Mayor Over LGBT Pride

Sunnivie Brydum

The City Council in Porterville, Calif., has removed its mayor and vice mayor from office just two months after a controversial LGBT Pride Month proclamation was rescinded by the same vote margin.

Sens. Baldwin, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide Fairness to Domestic Partners
September 19 2013 3:12 PM ET

Sens. Baldwin, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide Fairness to Domestic Partners

Michael Regula

The Democratic senator from Wisconsin and the Maine Republican are among the bipartisan sponsors in both chambers of Congress who’ve signed on to support the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013.

Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 19 2013 2:07 PM ET

Nearly 70% of Americans Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time in 15 years, Americans view Russia as unfriendly to the U.S., due in large part to the country's violent crackdown on LGBT people, a new Gallup poll reveals.

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