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.
September 26 2013 10:00 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Soldier Invites Katy Perry to Ranger Ball

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Ken Yasger, the first openly gay ranger in his unit, calls the pop star an inspiration.

WATCH: Gay Military Couple Lauds New Spousal Benefits in Pentagon Video
September 26 2013 7:28 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Military Couple Lauds New Spousal Benefits in Pentagon Video

Sunnivie Brydum

The Department of Defense profiled a married gay military couple to help illuminate the benefits that are now available to gay and lesbian service members.

N.J. Trans Woman Murdered, Media Misgenders Victim
September 26 2013 6:09 PM ET

N.J. Trans Woman Murdered, Media Misgenders Victim

Sunnivie Brydum

Local news outlets reported on the murder of Eyricka Morgan by using her given name and referring to her as a man.

Va. Gov. Hopeful Warns Ken Cuccinelli: There Are Consequences to Antigay Agenda
September 26 2013 5:24 PM ET

What Consequences to Ken Cuccinelli's Antigay Agenda?

Sunnivie Brydum

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe took his Republican opponent to task over Cuccinelli's antigay, antiwomen agenda at a gubernatorial debate Wednesday.

September 26 2013 4:15 PM ET

WATCH: Pop Duo Serenades Newly Engaged Gay Fans

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Father Tiger treated Andrew and Chad to a private acoustic performance.

Ohio Marriage Recognition Suit Expanded
September 26 2013 3:42 PM ET

Ohio Marriage Recognition Suit Expanded

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge agreed to expand a pending lawsuit that aims to mandate Ohio's health department, coroners, and funeral directors to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages as legal on a partner's death certificate.

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 26 2013 2:35 PM ET

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee said it doesn't have the authority to interfere with the laws of the nation hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Pa. Pastor Fired After Officiating Gay Wedding
September 26 2013 1:41 PM ET

Pa. Pastor Fired After Officiating Gay Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

The Rev. Ken Kline Smeltzer was asked to leave his pastoral post at a Pennsylvania church after he performed a wedding for a gay couple in State College.

Barilla to Gays: Eat Someone Else's Pasta
September 26 2013 12:22 PM ET November 27 2013 3:15 PM ET

Barilla to Gays: Eat Someone Else's Pasta

Sunnivie Brydum

The world's largest pasta producer only supports what it calls 'traditional families.'

George H.W. Bush Is Official Witness to Lesbian Wedding
September 25 2013 7:01 PM ET

George H.W. Bush Is Official Witness to Lesbian Wedding

Michelle Garcia

The former president and first lady attended the wedding of friends in Maine this weekend.

Christians Voice LGBT Support in NALT Project Video Series
September 25 2013 5:21 PM ET

Christians Voice LGBT Support in NALT Project Video Series

Nicholas Cimarusti

To counter the assumption that all Christians are against LGBT rights, The NALT Christians Project shows videos in which Christians proclaim "We're not all like that!"

Antigay Pol Claims His Antigay Comments Were Taken 'Out of Context'
September 25 2013 3:45 PM ET

Antigay Pol Claims His Antigay Comments Were Taken 'Out of Context'

Michelle Garcia

But that's not the case, really.

Catholic Military Chaplains Can't Be Forced to Oversee Gay Funerals
September 25 2013 2:10 PM ET

Catholic Military Chaplains Want to Skip Gay Funerals

Michelle Garcia

A new set of rules for chaplains states that Catholic military chaplains must not be forced to preside over any ceremonies in which the church must acknowledge a same-sex relationship.

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