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.
Jason Collins, Michelle Obama Have Mutual Admiration Society
May 31 2013 7:29 PM ET

Jason Collins, Michelle Obama Have Mutual Admiration Society

Trudy Ring

The two appeared at an LGBT-focused Democratic fund-raiser this week.

Russia May Block Adoptions by French, Due to Marriage Equality Law
May 31 2013 3:15 PM ET

Russia May Block Adoptions by French, Due to Marriage Equality Law

Trudy Ring

France's new law on marriage and adoption rights goes against Russian law, says a children's rights official in the latter country.

Maine High Court: NOM Must Disclose Donors
May 31 2013 12:37 PM ET

Maine High Court: NOM Must Disclose Donors

Trudy Ring

The antigay group should reveal the names of donors to its 2009 campaign against marriage equality in the state, the court ruled.

Calif. Bill Challenges Boy Scouts' Antigay Policy
May 30 2013 7:01 PM ET

Calif. Bill Challenges Boy Scouts' Antigay Policy

Jase Peeples

The state Senate has approved legislation that would make the organization ineligible for nonprofit tax breaks if it continues to bar gay adults from serving as scout leaders.

Lesbian Teacher Fired by Catholic School After Artificial Insemination
May 30 2013 5:26 PM ET

Lesbian Teacher Fired by Catholic School After Artificial Insemination

Jase Peeples

Christa Dias is fighting back with a lawsuit after a Roman Catholic archdiocese fired her, claiming her pregnancy was an immoral violation of her contract.

Blogger Urges Conservatives to Boycott Musicians Who Support LGBT Rights
May 30 2013 3:57 PM ET

Blogger Urges Conservatives to Boycott Musicians Who Support LGBT Rights

Jase Peeples

John Hawkins believes Republicans should withhold their business from any artist who supports liberal causes such as marriage equality.

Bakery Will Do Pagan, Cloning, and Divorce Cakes But Not Gay Weddings
May 30 2013 2:45 PM ET

Bakery Will Do Pagan or Divorce Cakes But Not Gay Weddings

Jase Peeples

Undercover reporters discovered the Oregon business that refused to work with a lesbian couple had no problem making cakes for divorce parties and stem cell research celebrations.

As Vote Looms, Obama Gives Boost to Ill. Marriage Equality Bill
May 30 2013 2:36 PM ET

As Vote Looms, Obama Gives Boost to Ill. Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

'It's something that I deeply support,' the president said of the measure.

Oprah: Gay Couples May Strengthen the Institution of Marriage
May 30 2013 12:34 PM ET

Oprah: Gay Couples May Strengthen the Institution of Marriage

Jase Peeples

Oprah discusses how same-sex couples will strengthen the institution of marriage with three thought leaders in an episode of Super Soul Sunday.

PHOTOS: France Celebrates The Country's First Same-Sex Marriage
May 30 2013 11:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: France Celebrates Its First Same-Sex Marriage

Jase Peeples

The turbulent road to marriage equality in France has led to this beautiful and poignant moment for Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau.

European Court Rejects Religious 'Right to Discriminate'
May 29 2013 5:01 PM ET

European Court Rejects Religious 'Right to Discriminate'

Sunnivie Brydum

The European court of human rights on Tuesday rejected an appeal brought by three British Christians, two of whom say they were punished at work for not wanting to serve same-sex couples.

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