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: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses
August 09 2013 5:24 PM ET

WATCH: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

Sunnivie Brydum

The U.S. Department of State hosted an online video forum with several experts answering questions about how married same-sex partners will be treated for immigration visas.

Pentagon, Social Security Illuminate Same-Sex Spousal Benefits
August 09 2013 4:21 PM ET August 14 2013 4:10 PM ET

Pentagon Will Treat Married Same-Sex Couples Equally

Sunnivie Brydum

The Department of Defense and Social Security offered clarifications on how each federal agency will treat married same-sex couples in light of the Supreme Court's historic ruling striking down section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Olympic Committee Asks Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws
August 09 2013 3:25 PM ET

Olympics Ask Russia for 'Clarification' on Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee asked Russian officials to provide written guarantees that LGBT Olympic athletes and spectators will be safe in Sochi next year.

NOM Plays Victim of 'Witch Hunt'
August 09 2013 12:11 PM ET

NOM Plays Victim of 'Witch Hunt'

Sunnivie Brydum

The National Organization for Marriage claims it's being unfairly targeted with investigations into whether it violated campaign finance laws in Iowa.

Iowa Venue Refuses to Host Gay Wedding
August 08 2013 3:16 PM ET

Iowa Venue Refuses to Host Gay Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite the state's marriage equality and antidiscrimination laws, the Mennonite owners of The Gortz Haus say they have the right to refuse service to gay couples based on their religious beliefs.

WATCH: Gay Couple Calls Shuttle Company's Apology Insincere
August 08 2013 1:33 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Couple Sent to Back of Bus Doesn't Buy Apology

Sunnivie Brydum

Standard Parking, which runs the shuttle bus service at Albuquerque's International Sunport, issued a formal apology to Ron McCoy and his partner Chris Bowers on Tuesday, but the couple isn't buying it.

Stephen Fry Compares Russian Olympics to 1936 Games in Nazi Germany
August 08 2013 12:26 PM ET

Stephen Fry: Sochi Olympics Equivalent to 1936 Nazi Games

Sunnivie Brydum

The out British actor joined more than 320,000 people who signed a petition asking the International Olympic Committee to seek printed assurances that LGBT athletes will be safe from persecution at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia

WATCH: George Takei Says Russian Olympics a 'Situation of Good vs. Evil'
August 08 2013 11:24 AM ET

WATCH: George Takei — 'Good vs. Evil' Russian Olympics

Sunnivie Brydum

The out actor and LGBT activist also compared Putin's Russia to Nazi Germany, saying the Winter Olympics scheduled for next year in Sochi are giving the antigay President international approval.

Conservatives Target New Washington Post Owner
August 07 2013 4:56 PM ET

Conservatives Target New Washington Post Owner

Michelle Garcia

Right wing figures are not pleased with Jeff Bezos's support of marriage equality

Lesbian Couple Takes On Ecuador's Marriage Fight
August 07 2013 4:25 PM ET

Lesbian Couple Takes On Ecuador's Marriage Fight

Michelle Garcia

A lesbian couple applied for a marriage license despite the country's ban on same-sex marriages.

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