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.
Methodist Minister, Removed Over Same-Sex Wedding, Is Reinstated
June 25 2014 1:47 PM ET

Methodist Minister, Removed Over Same-Sex Wedding, Is Reinstated

Trudy Ring

Frank Schaefer was defrocked in December for having performed his son's same-sex wedding, but an appeals panel has returned him to the ministry.

Oklahoma Trans Woman Advances in Quest for Office
June 25 2014 1:30 PM ET

Oklahoma Trans Woman Advances in Quest for Office

Parker Marie Molloy

After forcing a runoff election, Oklahoma City's first openly transgender police officer seeks to make history as the state's first openly transgender legislator.

N.C. Lawmaker Conflates Sexual Orientation With Pedophilia
June 25 2014 12:56 PM ET

N.C. Rep. Conflates Sexual Orientation With Pedophilia

Daniel Reynolds

"What Is a 'Sexual Orientation,'" Rep. Paul Stern asked in a document distributed to his colleagues.

Utah: Marriage Ban Again Struck Down in Major Decision
June 25 2014 12:52 PM ET

Utah: Marriage Ban Again Struck Down in Major Decision

Lucas Grindley

The decision is being hailed by activists as a major milestone in the fight for marriage nationwide.

Indiana: Federal Judge Overturns Marriage Ban, Weddings Begin
June 25 2014 12:26 PM ET June 25 2014 10:38 PM ET

Indiana: Weddings Have Begun

Michelle Garcia

Indiana couples are rushing to obtain marriage certificates after a federal judge ruled that the state's ban was unconstitutional.

WATCH: R. Kelly Talks for First Time About Trans Son
June 24 2014 7:18 PM ET

WATCH: R. Kelly Talks for First Time About Trans Son

Parker Marie Molloy

The 'Trapped in the Closet' singer was asked for the first time about his newly out trans son.

Cards Against Humanity Cocreator Apologizes for 'Transphobic' Card
June 24 2014 5:46 PM ET

Cards Against Humanity Ditches 'Transphobic' Card

Parker Marie Molloy

In a game designed to offend, even one of the creators admits they may have gone a step too far.

Ralph Reed Working for MSNBC? It's True, Sources Say
June 24 2014 4:14 PM ET

Ralph Reed Working for MSNBC? It's True, Sources Say

Rebecca Juro

Maybe it's hard to see Ralph Reed and Rachel Maddow on the same team, but sources say it's true.

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