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.
WATCH: Christian Parents Memorialize Gay Son
September 19 2013 6:46 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Parents Memorialize Gay Son

Trudy Ring

Rob and Linda Robertson regret pushing their son to become straight, and they want LGBT people to know heaven won't be complete without them.

LGBT Orgs Blast 'Religious Liberty' Bill as 'Dangerous, False, Discriminatory'
September 19 2013 4:45 PM ET

'Religious Liberty' Bill Is 'Dangerous, False,' Say LGBT Orgs

Sunnivie Brydum

Rep. Raul Labrador's proposed bill to protect 'religious freedom' and allow federal employees to deny recognition to married same-sex couples is nothing more than an effort to revive the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, say LGBT advocates.

September 19 2013 4:15 PM ET

Guess Which Gay Celebs Just Got These Engagement Rings

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Lance Bass and Michael Turchin got matching bling as a symbol of their commitment.

WATCH: Former Antigay S.C. Republican Now Supports Marriage Equality
September 19 2013 3:24 PM ET

WATCH: Former Antigay S.C. Republican Now Supports Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Former state senator John Hawkins says his support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage was 'wrong.'

WATCH: Calif. Town Ousts Mayor Over LGBT Pride Proclamation
September 19 2013 2:47 PM ET

WATCH: Calif. Town Ousts Mayor Over LGBT Pride

Sunnivie Brydum

The City Council in Porterville, Calif., has removed its mayor and vice mayor from office just two months after a controversial LGBT Pride Month proclamation was rescinded by the same vote margin.

Sens. Baldwin, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide Fairness to Domestic Partners
September 19 2013 2:12 PM ET

Sens. Baldwin, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Provide Fairness to Domestic Partners

Michael Regula

The Democratic senator from Wisconsin and the Maine Republican are among the bipartisan sponsors in both chambers of Congress who’ve signed on to support the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013.

Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 19 2013 1:07 PM ET

Nearly 70% of Americans Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time in 15 years, Americans view Russia as unfriendly to the U.S., due in large part to the country's violent crackdown on LGBT people, a new Gallup poll reveals.

WATCH: This Man's Partner Died Waiting for Illinois Marriage Equality
September 19 2013 12:28 PM ET

WATCH: This Is Why Illinois Can't Wait for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Robert Smith shares his heartbreaking story about why Illinois can't wait any longer for marriage equality.

Pope Francis: Church Shouldn't 'Interfere Spiritually' With LGBT Lives
September 19 2013 11:24 AM ET

Pope: Church Shouldn't 'Interfere' With LGBT Lives

Sunnivie Brydum

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church continues to grab headlines with his compassionate stances on traditionally oppositional issues.

Breaking Binaries With B. Scott
September 19 2013 5:00 AM ET

Breaking Binaries With B. Scott

Sunnivie Brydum

The TV, radio, and Web personality opens up about the BET Awards he was pulled from for dressing too femme, and explains how he came to terms with his recently claimed transgender identity.

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