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.
Iowa Venue Refuses to Host Gay Wedding
August 08 2013 4:16 PM ET

Iowa Venue Refuses to Host Gay Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite the state's marriage equality and antidiscrimination laws, the Mennonite owners of The Gortz Haus say they have the right to refuse service to gay couples based on their religious beliefs.

WATCH: Gay Couple Calls Shuttle Company's Apology Insincere
August 08 2013 2:33 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Couple Sent to Back of Bus Doesn't Buy Apology

Sunnivie Brydum

Standard Parking, which runs the shuttle bus service at Albuquerque's International Sunport, issued a formal apology to Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers on Tuesday, but the couple isn't buying it.

Stephen Fry Compares Russian Olympics to 1936 Games in Nazi Germany
August 08 2013 1:26 PM ET

Stephen Fry: Sochi Olympics Equivalent to 1936 Nazi Games

Sunnivie Brydum

The out British actor joined more than 320,000 people who signed a petition asking the International Olympic Committee to seek printed assurances that LGBT athletes will be safe from persecution at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia

WATCH: George Takei Says Russian Olympics a 'Situation of Good vs. Evil'
August 08 2013 12:24 PM ET

WATCH: George Takei — 'Good vs. Evil' Russian Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

The out actor and LGBT activist also compared Putin's Russia to Nazi Germany, saying the Winter Olympics scheduled for next year in Sochi are giving the antigay President international approval.

Conservatives Target New Washington Post Owner
August 07 2013 5:56 PM ET

Conservatives Target New Washington Post Owner

Michelle Garcia

Right wing figures are not pleased with Jeff Bezos's support of marriage equality

Lesbian Couple Takes On Ecuador's Marriage Fight
August 07 2013 5:25 PM ET

Lesbian Couple Takes On Ecuador's Marriage Fight

Michelle Garcia

A lesbian couple applied for a marriage license despite the country's ban on same-sex marriages.

Rick Santorum on Liberals And Gym Showers
August 07 2013 2:31 PM ET March 17 2014 2:43 PM ET

Rick Santorum on Liberals And Gym Showers

Michelle Garcia

Santorum compares the schism between conservatives and liberals to the players in the American Revolution.

Obama Cancels Putin Meeting, Has No Patience For Antigay Law
August 07 2013 12:09 PM ET

Obama Cancels on Putin, Has No Patience For Antigay Law

Michelle Garcia

President Obama responds to Russia's new antigay law.

Same-Sex Marriage Begins in Uruguay
August 06 2013 6:20 PM ET

Same-Sex Marriage Begins in Uruguay

Daniel Reynolds

Rodrigo Borda and Sergio Mirando, partners of 14 years, became the first gay couple to register for marriage in the South American country.

Illinois Gov. Urges Wisconsin to Pass Marriage Equality
August 06 2013 4:53 PM ET

Illinois Gov. Urges Wisconsin to Pass Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

Governor Pat Quinn is advocating for solidarity in marriage equality among the Midwestern region.

Pennsylvania Mayor Officiates His County's First Gay Marriage
August 06 2013 1:59 PM ET

Pennsylvania Mayor Officiates His County's First Gay Marriage

Daniel Reynolds

Defying Pennsylvania law, mayor John Fetterman performed the first same-sex marriage in his county.

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