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.
SUPREME COURT: TOMORROW IS DECISION DAY
June 25 2013 10:37 AM ET

SUPREME COURT NAMES FINAL DECISION DAY

Sunnivie Brydum

The Supreme Court will rule on two landmark marriage equality cases at 10 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday.

Allyson Robinson to Continue as OutServe-SLDN Director for 'Near Term'
June 24 2013 7:21 PM ET

OutServe-SLDN's Allyson Robinson on Her Reported Ouster

Sunnivie Brydum

Allyson Robinson says she will be stepping down as executive director of the LGBT military advocacy group "of her own accord," but will continue to lead "in the near term."

Irish Could Vote on Marriage Equality Next Year, Says Deputy Prime Minister
June 24 2013 5:37 PM ET

Irish Could Vote on Marriage Equality Next Year

Sunnivie Brydum

Marriage equality might be coming to Ireland, according to the nation's deputy prime minister.

Michigan Moves Toward Marriage Equality
June 24 2013 1:36 PM ET

Michigan Moves Toward Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A package of four bills introduced today could bring marriage equality to the Great Lakes State.

Out Congresspeople, Republicans Pose for No H8 Campaign
June 24 2013 1:19 PM ET

Republican and Out Members of Congress Say 'No H8'

Sunnivie Brydum

In new photos released today, the No H8 campaign added 67 additional supporters from the U.S. Congress — including the campaign's first U.S. senators and a Republican member of Congress.

Transgender First-Grader Wins Right to Use Girls' Bathroom
June 24 2013 12:04 PM ET

Transgender First-Grader Wins Right to Use Girls' Bathroom

Sunnivie Brydum

A landmark ruling from the Colorado Division of Civil Rights is the first in the nation to decide in favor of transgender youth using the facility that corresponds with their gender identity.

The Supreme Court Will Return at 10 A.M. Tomorrow
June 24 2013 10:57 AM ET

The Supreme Court Will Return at 10 A.M. Tomorrow

Sunnivie Brydum

The wait continues on two marriage equality cases argued before the Supreme Court in March.

OutServe-SLDN Leader Forced Out; Protest Resignations Follow
June 23 2013 3:46 PM ET

OutServe-SLDN Leader Forced Out; Protest Follows

Trudy Ring

Allyson Robinson, the first openly transgender leader of a national LGBT organization, was asked to resign by the group's board Saturday.

WATCH: Countering Hate With Love: Same-Sex Wedding Across From Westboro
June 23 2013 3:09 PM ET

WATCH: Love Triumphs in Wedding Across From Westboro

Trudy Ring

Equality House, whose presence is a counter to Westboro Baptist Church's hateful message, hosted its first same-sex wedding Saturday.

WATCH: 'Hardball' on the 'Ex-Gay' Movement
June 22 2013 4:28 PM ET

WATCH: 'Hardball' on the 'Ex-Gay' Movement

Trudy Ring

Host Chris Matthews and guests Wayne Besen and Laura Berman are glad the movement's diminishing.

Vietnam to Begin Debate on Marriage Equality
June 22 2013 3:31 PM ET

Vietnam to Begin Debate on Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The LGBT rights movement has made significant progress in the nation in the past few years.

Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says
June 22 2013 1:23 PM ET

Antigay Climate in Russia Bad for Olympics, Rights Group Says

Trudy Ring

Human Rights Watch is concerned about Russia hosting the games; meanwhile, an LGBT rights group is convicted and fined as a 'foreign agent.'

Gay Man Becomes Acting Secretary of Air Force
June 22 2013 7:00 AM ET

Gay Man Becomes Acting Secretary of Air Force

Trudy Ring

Eric Fanning, undersecretary of the service branch, ascends to the top post on an interim basis with the retirement of Air Force secretary Michael Donley.

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