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.
WATCH: Ariz. Wedding Planner Refuses Lesbian Couple
November 14 2014 12:09 PM ET

WATCH: Ariz. Wedding Planner Refuses Lesbian Couple

Sunnivie Brydum

A same-sex couple in Phoenix has turned to the media after a wedding planning service declined to marry the two women, citing religious beliefs.

Op-ed: Why Won't U.S. Catholic Bishops Listen to Gay Laypeople?
November 14 2014 8:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Won't Catholic Bishops Listen to LGBT Laity?

Francis DeBernardo

Catholic leaders should talk about sexuality with those who aren't members of the clergy.

Op-ed: Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now
November 14 2014 7:01 AM ET

Op-ed: GOP Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Thom Senzee

I was waiting for so much doom and gloom after 2012, but all I got was a lousy Prius (and I still can't speak much Arabic).

Mississippi 'All God's Children' Pro-Equality Campaign Draws Ire of Baptist Leaders
November 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Mississippi 'All God's Children' Pro-Equality Campaign Draws Ire of Baptist Leaders

Stevie St. John

HRC's new ad campaign talks about LGBT equality 'in the context of faith' while a federal judge considers a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

In the Galleries: A.B. Miner
November 14 2014 5:00 AM ET

In the Galleries: A.B. Miner

Christopher Harrity

Miner, a gay trans man, deals with diverse masculinities in his art. Topics range from bodily shame to back hair portraits to a comparative study of animal penises.

Arkansas Church Gets Threatening Note in Response to Marriage Equality Support
November 13 2014 7:14 PM ET

Arkansas Church Gets Threat for Marriage Equality Support

Stevie St. John

After a Unitarian Universalist minister wrote a pro-LGBT letter to the editor of an area newspaper, her church got an anonymous homophobic note.

Roberta Kaplan Is 'Aretha Franklin' of Marriage Arguments in Mississippi
November 13 2014 4:09 PM ET

Kaplan Is 'Aretha Franklin' of Marriage Arguments in Miss.

Matt Baume

The lawyer who brought down DOMA delivered a strong attack Wednesday on one of the country's last remaining marriage bans.

Amid Nuptials, Gov. Tries to Delay Kansas Marriage Equality
November 13 2014 3:17 PM ET

Amid Nuptials, Gov. Tries to Delay Kansas Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Same-sex couples are applying for marriage licenses in Kansas, while the governor continues to defend the state's unconstitutional ban on marriage equality.

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good
November 13 2014 6:33 AM ET

Op-ed: Changing When Health Care Does More Harm Than Good

Sari Reisner Sc.D.

There may be more access to health care for transgender people, but it doesn't mean things are better.

Could Michigan Pass a Gay-Only Nondiscrimination Bill?
November 12 2014 7:32 PM ET

Could Michigan Pass a Gay-Only Civil Rights Bill?

Sunnivie Brydum

The fight for LGBT employment and housing nondiscrimination protections in Michigan just got dirty.

NOM Out to Oust Pro-Equality Sen. Rob Portman
November 12 2014 6:40 PM ET

NOM Out to Oust Pro-Equality Sen. Rob Portman

Trudy Ring

The antigay group says it will let voters know Portman wants to 'redefine marriage' because of his gay son.

Italian Cardinal: Same-Sex Marriages a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Attack Society
November 12 2014 6:02 PM ET

Italian Cardinal: Same-Sex Marriages a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Attack Society

Stevie St. John

The head of the Italian Bishops Conference rails against 'undermining culturally and socially the core of humanity.'

Supreme Court: Same-Sex Couples Can Marry in Kansas
November 12 2014 5:52 PM ET

SCOTUS Lets Same-Sex Couples Marry in Kansas

Michelle Garcia

The high court decided Wednesday that same-sex couples in Kansas should not have to wait any longer to get married.

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