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.
Two Lesbian Couples Challenge Virginia's Marriage Equality Ban
August 01 2013 1:49 PM ET

ACLU Files Suit to End Virginia's Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Represented by the ACLU and Lambda Legal, four lesbian moms are suing the state of Virginia to recognize their marriages and families.

Meet the Man Who Brought Marriage Equality to Minnesota
August 01 2013 2:00 AM ET

Meet the Man Who Brought Marriage Equality to Minnesota

Sunnivie Brydum

Coming soon to a state near you.

Colorado Allows First Gay Divorce
July 31 2013 7:39 PM ET

Colorado Allows First Gay Divorce

Michelle Garcia

The state's first recognized gay divorced sets a precedent when it comes to civil union laws.

PHOTOS: An Enduring Love
July 31 2013 5:45 PM ET

PHOTOS: An Enduring Love

Jase Peeples

Lorevic Rivera and Steve Disselhorst had a traditional wedding ceremony in 2011, but made their union legal — with their daughter at their sides — last month after the Supreme Court returned marriage equality to California.

Betty Crocker, Mall of America Help Couples Get Hitched
July 31 2013 3:18 PM ET

Betty Crocker, Mall of America Help Couples Get Hitched

Michelle Garcia

Same-sex couples in Minnesota are gearing up for legal marriages to begin on Thursday.

Former Therapist Claims Ex-Gay Therapy Worked for Hundreds
July 31 2013 2:41 PM ET

Former Therapist Claims Ex-Gay Therapy Worked for Hundreds

Michelle Garcia

Nicholas Cummings, an ex-gay advocate, claims that hundreds of his former patients were able to convert their gay instincts.

July 31 2013 2:10 PM ET

Gay Soldier In Afghanistan? Watch Out For Craigslist

The Army Times reported today that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Afghanistan are "tracking" combat soldiers who use Craigslist to hook up with other men.

Federal Judge Grants Benefits to Lesbian Widow
July 31 2013 12:59 PM ET

Federal Judge Grants Benefits to Lesbian Widow

Michelle Garcia

A same-sex marriage in Canada was upheld as valid in Illinois.

Teacher Compares LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum to Teaching Crack Use
July 30 2013 6:18 PM ET

Teacher Compares LGBT-Inclusion to Crack Use

Jase Peeples

Ira Thomas says the National Education Association's stance in favor of LGBT-inclusive curricula is like 'teaching people about how to use crack.'

July 30 2013 5:21 PM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Seefried Explains Why He Resigned from OutServe-SLDN

The Air Force officer and former OutServe-SLDN board member explains why he left the organization—and his plans for the future

STUDY: LGBT Teachers Less Likely to Challenge Antigay Bullying
July 30 2013 4:32 PM ET

STUDY: LGBT Teachers Less Likely to Challenge Antigay Bullying

Jase Peeples

A new study reveals gay and lesbian teachers are less likely to challenge homophobia in schools because they fear for their jobs.

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