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.
N.M. Attorney General to Court: Let Gay Couples Marry
July 23 2013 12:39 PM ET

N.M. Attorney General to Court: Let Gay Couples Marry

Michelle Garcia

New Mexico's attorney general said his state's rules preventing same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional.

July 23 2013 8:31 AM ET

What Will Nate Silver Bring to ESPN?

Stats wiz-kid, Nate Silver—you know, the guy who called the entire 2012 election—is leaving The New York Times for ESPN.

Federal Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage
July 22 2013 7:32 PM ET

Federal Judge Orders Ohio to Recognize Gay Couple's Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

James Obergefell and John Arthur will be listed as married on Arthur's death certificate, and can be buried beside one another when Arthur succumbs to ALS.

Pope Francis' Pick to Head Vatican Bank Mired In Gay Rumors
July 22 2013 6:19 PM ET

Pope Francis' Pick to Head Vatican Bank Mired In Gay Rumors

Sunnivie Brydum

'The people's pope' is facing scrutiny for appointing a cleric who allegedly lived with his male lover in Uruguay to head up the Vatican's Institute for the Works of Religion.

Russia: Tourists Arrested, Orthodox Priest Says Marriage Equality Signals 'Apocalypse'
July 22 2013 3:39 PM ET

Russian Orthodox Priest Says Marriage Equality Signals 'Apocalypse'

Sunnivie Brydum

In Russia, it gets worse for LGBT people — even those just visiting the country.

Transgender Group Leaves OutServe-SLDN, Joins Startup Group SPART*A
July 22 2013 2:11 PM ET

Trans Group Leaves OutServe-SLDN, Joins SPART*A

Sunnivie Brydum

The transgender group of OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network announced Monday that it is cutting ties with the embattled organization, partnering with a new splinter group formed in the wake of a public controversy.

Scalia: Judges Not Qualified to Legislate 'Homosexual Sodomy'
July 22 2013 12:39 PM ET

Scalia: Judges Not Qualified to Legislate 'Homosexual Sodomy'

Sunnivie Brydum

The infamously cantankerous senior-most justice on the Supreme Court offered his unfiltered opinion to a collection of lawyers in Aspen, Colo. this weekend.

Ohio Couple Sues for Marriage Recognition
July 21 2013 3:57 PM ET

Ohio Couple Sues for Marriage Recognition

Sunnivie Brydum

A gay couple who were recently married in Maryland have filed a lawsuit to force Ohio to recognize their legal marriage, before one of the partners succumbs to ALS.

Arkansas Marriage Ban Faces Federal Challenge, Judge Recusal
July 21 2013 3:16 PM ET

Arkansas Marriage Ban Faces Federal Challenge

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge assigned to hear a challenge to Arkansas' ban on marriage equality removed himself from the case this week, citing personal relationships with the state officials who passed the ban.

WATCH: Ken Cuccinelli Still Abhors the 'Personal Challenge of Homosexuality'
July 21 2013 12:27 PM ET

Ken Cuccinelli Abhors 'Personal Challenge of Homosexuality'

Sunnivie Brydum

The republican attorney general and Virginia gubernatorial hopeful continues to dig in his heels on his antigay arguments.

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.

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