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.
Ohio Marriage Recognition Suit Expanded
September 26 2013 2:42 PM ET

Ohio Marriage Recognition Suit Expanded

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge agreed to expand a pending lawsuit that aims to mandate Ohio's health department, coroners, and funeral directors to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages as legal on a partner's death certificate.

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 26 2013 1:35 PM ET

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee said it doesn't have the authority to interfere with the laws of the nation hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Pa. Pastor Fired After Officiating Gay Wedding
September 26 2013 12:41 PM ET

Pa. Pastor Fired After Officiating Gay Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

The Rev. Ken Kline Smeltzer was asked to leave his pastoral post at a Pennsylvania church after he performed a wedding for a gay couple in State College.

Barilla to Gays: Eat Someone Else's Pasta
September 26 2013 11:22 AM ET November 27 2013 2:15 PM ET

Barilla to Gays: Eat Someone Else's Pasta

Sunnivie Brydum

The world's largest pasta producer only supports what it calls 'traditional families.'

George H.W. Bush Is Official Witness to Lesbian Wedding
September 25 2013 6:01 PM ET

George H.W. Bush Is Official Witness to Lesbian Wedding

Michelle Garcia

The former president and first lady attended the wedding of friends in Maine this weekend.

Christians Voice LGBT Support in NALT Project Video Series
September 25 2013 4:21 PM ET

Christians Voice LGBT Support in NALT Project Video Series

Nicholas Cimarusti

To counter the assumption that all Christians are against LGBT rights, The NALT Christians Project shows videos in which Christians proclaim "We're not all like that!"

Antigay Pol Claims His Antigay Comments Were Taken 'Out of Context'
September 25 2013 2:45 PM ET

Antigay Pol Claims His Antigay Comments Were Taken 'Out of Context'

Michelle Garcia

But that's not the case, really.

Catholic Military Chaplains Can't Be Forced to Oversee Gay Funerals
September 25 2013 1:10 PM ET

Catholic Military Chaplains Want to Skip Gay Funerals

Michelle Garcia

A new set of rules for chaplains states that Catholic military chaplains must not be forced to preside over any ceremonies in which the church must acknowledge a same-sex relationship.

Pa. School Board: Trans Student Can't Run for Homecoming King
September 24 2013 8:05 PM ET

School Board: Trans Student Can't Run for Homecoming King

Trudy Ring

A school board in Johnstown, Pa., declined to override school administrators' decision not to let Kasey Caron be listed as a king candidate.

Catholic College Cancels Lecture by Pro-Marriage Equality Speaker
September 24 2013 7:24 PM ET

Catholic College Cancels Lecture by Pro-Marriage Equality Speaker

Trudy Ring

Providence College nixed an appearance by John Corvino, a frequent debater for the pro-equality side.

Gay Volunteer No Longer Welcome at Canada Church
September 24 2013 6:46 PM ET

Gay Volunteer No Longer Welcome at Canada Church

Trudy Ring

The pastor of Crosspoint Wesleyan Church said the presence of an openly gay man in the children's ministry might make some parents uncomfortable.

WATCH: Russian Pol Says Gays Rape Children, Fake Hate Crimes
September 24 2013 4:56 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Pol Says Gays Rape Kids, Fake Hate Crimes

Trudy Ring

Parliament member Vitaly Milonov made numerous inflammatory statements to a French journalist who encountered him at St. Petersburg's Queer Fest.

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