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.
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Hudson Raises Her Voice for Marriage Equality
October 22 2014 5:00 AM ET

Jennifer Hudson Raises Her Voice for Marriage Equality

Jase Peeples

Jennifer Hudson has joined forces with W Hotels and the Human Rights Campaign for a new initiative fighting for marriage equality across all 50 states.

PHOTOS: The First Same-Sex Marriages in Wyoming
October 22 2014 4:00 AM ET October 22 2014 10:54 AM ET

PHOTOS: The First Same-Sex Marriages in Wyoming

Sunnivie Brydum

Wyoming's attorney general opted not to appeal a district court ruling in favor of marriage equality, and that cleared the way for these images of happy couples marrying on Tuesday.

PHOTOS: The Moving History of a Gay Jewish Congregation
October 22 2014 3:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: The Moving History of a Gay Jewish Congregation

Advocate.com Editors

The book Changing Lives, Making History: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah is a testament to LGBT love, spirituality, and persistence.

BREAKING: Federal Judge Upholds Puerto Rico Marriage Ban
October 21 2014 8:33 PM ET

Federal Judge Upholds Puerto Rico Marriage Ban

Trudy Ring

Going against the tide of decisions for marriage equality, the judge goes so far as to invoke incest and polygamy in his ruling.

EXCLUSIVE: U.K. Documentary 'Patchwork' Puts Spotlight on Trans Love
October 21 2014 4:47 PM ET October 23 2014 1:55 PM ET

U.K. Documentary Patchwork Spotlights Trans Love

Mitch Kellaway

In this exclusive clip from the upcoming trans-focused British documentary series Patchwork, lovebirds Darcy and Rosa talk about 13 years of partnered bliss through and beyond gender transition.

Alaska Couples Finally Able to Legally Marry
October 21 2014 3:39 PM ET

Alaska Couples Finally Able to Legally Marry

Sunnivie Brydum

After becoming one of the first U.S. states to ban same-sex marriage via constitutional amendment in 1998, Alaska embraced the freedom to marry Monday.

S.C. Congressional Candidate: Beware of Gay 'Gremlins'
October 21 2014 2:37 PM ET

S.C. Congressional Candidate: Beware of Gay 'Gremlins'

Trudy Ring

Same-sex couples seeking marriage rights are 'Gremlins that will only destroy our way of life,' says Republican candidate Anthony Culler.

As Advocates Gather in D.C., Pelosi Endorses Trans Military Service
October 21 2014 12:49 PM ET

Nancy Pelosi Endorses Open Trans Military Service 

Mitch Kellaway

This week House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi became one of the first politicians to officially come out in support of trans people serving openly in the U.S. military.

Analysis: Nope, Same-Sex Marriage Doesn't Dissuade Straight People from Getting Married
October 21 2014 12:30 PM ET

Nope, Our Marriages Don't Dissuade Straights from Marrying

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

An analysis of European countries and American states proves that marriage equality has no effect on the rate of opposite-sex marriages.

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Media Attention
October 21 2014 7:21 AM ET

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Attention

Annie Hollenbeck

The Cowboys practice squad member has stayed out of the media spotlight since the regular season began.

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