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.
PHOTOS: An Enduring Love
July 31 2013 4:45 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 2:18 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 1:41 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 1:10 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 11:59 AM 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 5:18 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 4:21 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 3:32 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.

WATCH: Despite Pope's Remarks, Cardinal Says Homosexual Acts are Still Sinful
July 30 2013 2:23 PM ET

WATCH: Despite Pope, Cardinal Says Gay Sex Still Sinful

Jase Peeples

In a recent interview, Cardinal Timothy Dolan downplayed earlier comments from the Pope who claimed it wasn’t his place to pass judgment on gay priests.

Russian Legislator Says Government Cannot Selectively Enforce Antigay Laws During Olympics
July 30 2013 1:07 PM ET

Lawmaker: Russia Can't Suspend Antigay Laws During Olympics

Jase Peeples

Vitaly Milonov claims the Russian government does not have the power to suspend the enforcement of the country’s newly-approved antigay legislation during the Sochi Olympics.

Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy
July 30 2013 12:52 PM ET

Bradley Manning Acquitted of Aiding the Enemy

Sunnivie Brydum

But the former Army intelligence officer could still serve up to 125 years in prison for 'espionage.'

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