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.
July 21 2013 8:04 AM ET

Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Got Married!

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The Emmy-nominated Modern Family star wed his longtime boyfriend Saturday in Manhattan.

Mexican Activists Protest Russian Antigay Policies
July 20 2013 2:51 PM ET

Mexican Activists Protest Russian Antigay Policies

Sunnivie Brydum

About 30 people rallied outside the Russian embassy in Mexico City to protest the eastern european nation's recently enacted ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

Nate Silver Leaving New York Times for ESPN
July 20 2013 2:29 PM ET

Nate Silver Leaving New York Times for ESPN

Sunnivie Brydum

The hallowed gay statistician will take the blog brand he established, Five Thirty Eight, with him to the sports network.

San Diego Clerk Begs Court to Stop Marriage Equality
July 20 2013 1:02 PM ET

San Diego Clerk Begs Court to Stop Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A Republican county clerk in California asked its Supreme Court to halt marriage equality there. But the California attorney general essentially says, "no way."

Gay Parliamentarian Questions U.K. Wait for Marriage Equality
July 19 2013 7:42 PM ET

Gay Parliamentarian Questions U.K. Wait for Marriage Equality

Daniel Reynolds

Chris Bryant, an openly gay member of Parliament, questioned the one-year delay of marriage equality in England and Wales, and a U.K. official responded.

July 19 2013 4:38 PM ET

Signorile Gets Married

Wedding bells are ringing for the firebrand LGBT rights advocate

California City Ousts LGBT Pride Month, Arrests Protestors
July 19 2013 3:43 PM ET

California City Ousts LGBT Pride Month, Arrests Protestors

Daniel Reynolds

The city council of Porterville, Calif., voted to rescind its mayor's recent proclamation that declared June LGBT Pride Month.

Rural Region Elects Mexico's First Openly Gay Mayor
July 19 2013 1:49 PM ET

Rural Region Elects Mexico's First Openly Gay Mayor

Daniel Reynolds

Benjamin Medrano will become the first openly gay mayor in Mexico when he takes office in September.

Marriage Equality Is Jolly Good for the U.K.
July 18 2013 8:15 PM ET

Marriage Equality Is Jolly Good for the U.K.

Sunnivie Brydum

As marriage equality becomes the law of the land in England and Wales, homophobic reaction is nowhere to be found.

House Republicans Drop DOMA Defense
July 18 2013 4:11 PM ET

House Republicans Drop DOMA Defense

Sunnivie Brydum

After spending more than $3 million dollars of taxpayer money defending the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group announced today it will stop defending the law in several ongoing court challenges.

WATCH: MSNBC Anchor Wants to Know If Has Ken Cuccinelli Ever Had Oral Sex
July 18 2013 2:06 PM ET

WATCH: MSNBC Anchor Asks 'Has Ken Cuccinelli Ever Had Oral Sex?'

Sunnivie Brydum

Lawrence O'Donnell has a surprisingly legitimate interest in the answer.

WATCH: Why Marriage Matters In Mississippi
July 18 2013 1:43 PM ET

WATCH: Why Marriage Matters In Mississippi

Sunnivie Brydum

The Campaign for Southern Equality continued its 'We Do' campaign across the South, profiling LGBT couples who apply for — and are subsequently denied — marriage licenses in their hometowns.

Dominican Catholics Organize 'Black Monday' Protest of Gay U.S. Ambassador
July 18 2013 1:13 PM ET

Dominican Catholics Organize 'Black Monday' Protest of Gay U.S. Ambassador

Sunnivie Brydum

Religious leaders in the Spanish-speaking Carribbean nation called on the faithful to wear all black on Monday in protest of President Obama's nomination of openly gay James Brewster as U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

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