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.
Six U.S. Organizations Voice Support of Russia's Antigay Law
September 03 2013 7:35 PM ET

6 U.S. Groups Voice Support of Russia's Antigay Law

Daniel Reynolds

Conservative groups in the United States have signed an international petition that supports Russia's 'gay propaganda' law.

Texas Military Forces Refuse to Process Same-Sex Couples' Benefits
September 03 2013 6:45 PM ET

Texas Military Forces Refuse Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Daniel Reynolds

Maj. Gen. John Nichols directed state-run facilities to refuse to process same-sex benefits, citing to conflicts with Texas's constitution.

Same-Sex Couples Apply for One Third of Minnesota's Marriage Licenses
September 03 2013 5:26 PM ET

Gays Apply for One Third of Minnesota Marriage Licenses

Daniel Reynolds

The Associated Press finds a flood of August marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Minnesota.

WATCH: Australian Prime Minister Advocates Marriage Equality
September 03 2013 4:02 PM ET

WATCH: Australian Prime Minister Advocates Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

Kevin Rudd, the prime minister of Australia, launched into a passionate defense of marriage equality during a nationally broadcast forum Monday.

Obama Plans Meeting With Russian LGBT Activists
September 03 2013 1:15 PM ET

Obama Plans Meeting With Russian LGBT Activists

Daniel Reynolds

President Barack Obama will meet with several human rights and pro-LGBT organizations during the G-20 summit this week.

September 03 2013 10:00 AM ET

Why the Viral 'Jesus Had Two Dads' Sign Is 'Just Fine'

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The church's rector speaks out on their controversial pro-gay sign.

PHOTO: Lance Bass Is Engaged
September 01 2013 4:40 PM ET

PHOTO: Lance Bass Is Engaged

Lucas Grindley

The former 'N Sync member announced the big news on Twitter today.

Mary Cheney to Sister Liz: You're 'Dead Wrong' on Marriage Equality
September 01 2013 12:35 PM ET

Mary Cheney to Sister Liz: You're 'Dead Wrong' on Marriage

Lucas Grindley

Liz Cheney said this week that she doesn't support same-sex marriage, and now the National Organization for Marriage wants her to prove it.

August 31 2013 2:45 PM ET

Obama Asks Congress To Approve Syria Strike

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Veteran, DADT Advocate, Darren Manzella Killed in Car Crash
August 31 2013 2:37 PM ET

Veteran, DADT Advocate, Darren Manzella Killed

Michelle Garcia

Darren Manzella was killed in a car crash in upstate New York on Thursday.

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