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.
July 24 2013 5:57 PM ET

Russian Church Leaders Say Gays are Causing the Apocalypse

Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, leader of the Russian Orthodox church, says that same-sex marriage is going to trigger the end of the world.

Former Ex-Gay Supporter Apologizes to LGBT Community
July 24 2013 5:54 PM ET

Former Ex-Gay Staffer Apologizes to LGBT Community

Jase Peeples

Randy Thomas, formerly of Exodus International, issued a public apology for the damage he caused many people over the years he supported the ex-gay movement.

 WATCH: Ted Cruz Claims LGBT Activists Will Charge Pastors With Hate Speech
July 24 2013 4:07 PM ET

 WATCH: Ted Cruz Claims Gay Agenda Will Charge Pastors With Hate Speech

Jase Peeples

The republican senator from Texas says supporters of LGBT equality will soon attempt to charge Christian pastors with hate speech for preaching from the Bible.

Calif. Supreme Court Again Refuses to Halt Same-Sex Marriages
July 24 2013 3:13 PM ET

A Thousand Times No! Calif. High Court Rejects Prop. 8 Backers

Jase Peeples

For the second time this month, opponents of marriage equality have failed to stall the implementation of marriage equality in the Golden State.

Pennsylvania Issues First Same-Sex Marriage License
July 24 2013 1:21 PM ET

First Same-Sex Marriage License Issued in Pennsylvania

Jase Peeples

Despite the fact that same-sex marriage is banned in Pennsylvania, Montgomery County has begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Golinski DOMA Case
July 24 2013 11:42 AM ET

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Appeal in Golinski DOMA Case

Jase Peeples

Citing the Supreme Court ruling string down Section 3 of DOMA, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal, affirming that a federal court employee must be allowed to add her same-sex spouse to her employer's health insurance plan.

Pro-Equality Democrat Enters Georgia Senate Race
July 24 2013 10:54 AM ET

Will Georgia Get a Pro-Equality Senator? 

Jase Peeples

On Tuesday, Michelle Nunn announced she will run for U.S. Senate in the 2014, and outlined her stance on marriage equality.

Penn. County Prepares to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
July 24 2013 10:09 AM ET

Penn. County Prepares Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Jase Peeples

Officials in Montgomery County say they are ready to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the state’s ban.

July 23 2013 4:30 PM ET

'Sex Swap' Teens Become Cutest Couple Ever

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Meet inspiring trans lovers Arin Andrews and Katie Hill.

July 23 2013 2:00 PM ET

GOP Heads Square Off On Marriage Equality

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Antigay Pastor Wants Gay Appointee Removed For 'Hell' Message
July 23 2013 11:56 AM ET

Antigay Pastor Wants Gay Appointee Removed For 'Hell' Message

Michelle Garcia

The dispute started three years ago when Rev. Cary Gordon launched a campaign to remove three Iowa judges who ruled in favor of marriage equality

N.M. Attorney General to Court: Let Gay Couples Marry
July 23 2013 11:39 AM ET

N.M. Attorney General to Court: Let Gay Couples Marry

Michelle Garcia

New Mexico's attorney general said his state's rules preventing same-sex couples from marrying are unconstitutional.