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.
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.

Montana: Another Attempt For Relationship Recognition
July 17 2013 5:11 PM ET

Montana: Another Attempt For Relationship Recognition

Michelle Garcia

Seven gay and lesbian couples from Montana are challenging the state's discriminatory laws.

Cuccinelli Launches New Site to Support Sodomy Law
July 17 2013 3:10 PM ET

Cuccinelli Launches New Site to Support Sodomy Law

Michelle Garcia

Cuccinelli's site takes the angle that the antisodomy law must stay in tact to protect children.

Massachusetts Considers Ex-Gay Therapy Ban
July 17 2013 1:40 PM ET

Massachusetts Considers Ex-Gay Therapy Ban

Michelle Garcia

The measure was introduced in the state legislature by out Rep. Carl Sciortino

Queen Gives Her Blessing; Same-Sex Marriages to Begin in UK
July 17 2013 10:43 AM ET

Queen Gives Her Blessing; UK to Begin Same-Sex Marriages

Lucas Grindley

A long debate in the United Kingdom has ended with a royal blessing.

Rep. Louie Gohmert Rails Against Hate Crimes Laws and Marriage Equality
July 16 2013 2:17 PM ET

Rep. Louie Gohmert Rails Against Hate Crimes Laws

Jase Peeples

The Texas Congressman recently claimed Christians will soon be charged with hate crimes for speaking out against homosexuality.

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