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.
PHOTOS: Couples Already Marrying in Virginia
October 06 2014 3:00 PM ET

PHOTOS: Couples Already Marrying in Virginia

Lucas Grindley

The day has finally come for gay and lesbian Virginians who wanted to legally wed.

Colorado Attorney General Tells 64 County Clerks to Prepare for Same-Sex Weddings
October 06 2014 2:57 PM ET

Colorado Counties Told to Prepare for Same-Sex Weddings

Michelle Garcia

The Tenth Circuit's decision on marriage equality will stand, making same-sex marriage legal in Colorado.

WATCH: Gay Couple Getting Engaged on 'Ellen' Will Warm Your Heart
October 06 2014 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: Men Getting Engaged on Ellen Will Warm Your Heart

Jami Smith

Take two minutes and watch this adorable proposal orchestrated by Ellen DeGeneres. If it weren't for the Supreme Court's news, this would will make your Monday.

WATCH: NOM's Grasping at Straws in Oregon
October 06 2014 1:10 PM ET

WATCH: NOM's Grasping at Straws in Oregon

Matt Baume

The National Organization for Marriage has switched tactics in Oregon, accusing the attorney general of cooperating with gay and lesbian couples.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Won't Take Marriage Cases, Multiple States Get Marriage Equality
October 06 2014 10:14 AM ET

Supreme Court Sends Marriage to 5 States; More to Come?

Michelle Garcia

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear a series of cases regarding marriage equality, and the effect of the ruling could quickly extend to more states.

Op-ed: Transparent Tells the Rest of the Story
October 06 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Transparent Tells the Rest of the Story

Rebecca Juro

Transparent does justice to trans women of a certain age.

This Couple Makes A Supreme Step for Oklahoma
October 05 2014 1:00 PM ET

This Couple Makes A Supreme Step for Oklahoma

Eric Himan

Oklahoman and out musician Eric Himan talks marriage plans with Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin, one of the couples bringing equality to his state, and possibly the country.

La. Church Evicts AA, Fearing It Would Be Forced to Host Same-Sex Weddings
October 04 2014 6:00 AM ET

La. Church Evicts AA, Fearing It Would Be Forced to Host Same-Sex Weddings

Trudy Ring

Church officials say they're worried that making space available to AA means it would have to accommodate any and all, including same-sex weddings. But their fears are unfounded.

WATCH: Why Republicans Advertise on Gay-Friendly TV Shows
October 03 2014 6:24 PM ET

WATCH: Why Republicans Advertise on Gay-Friendly TV Shows

Rebecca Juro

A Washington Post study turns up some surprises about Republican political ad buys, while MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell analyzes the findings.

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Asks Biographer, Did Space Travel Make Sally Ride Gay?
October 03 2014 5:47 PM ET

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Asks Biographer, Did Space Travel Make Sally Ride Gay?

Rebecca Juro

The satirical faux pundit put the question to Ride biographer Lynn Sherr.

Missouri Judge Orders State to Recognize Outside Same-Sex Marriages
October 03 2014 5:43 PM ET

Missouri Judge Orders State to Recognize Outside Same-Sex Marriages

Michelle Garcia

A judge's ruling on marriage equality may affect at least 5,400 same-sex couples across the state of Missouri.

Justice Scalia Teases Crowd Over Marriage Equality Decision
October 03 2014 2:20 PM ET

Justice Scalia Teases Crowd Over Marriage Equality Decision

Matt Baume

When asked about plans to take up a marriage case, the Supreme Court justice became as coy and cute as he possibly could muster.

Couple Gets Second Chance at Wedding After First Marred by Antigay Slurs
October 03 2014 1:53 PM ET

Couple Gets Second Chance at Wedding After First Marred by Antigay Slurs

Michelle Garcia

Residents and business owners are rallying around a gay couple whose wedding was disrupted by a homophobic onlooker.

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