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.
Queen Gives Her Blessing; Same-Sex Marriages to Begin in UK
July 17 2013 9:43 AM ET

Queen Gives Her Blessing; UK to Begin Same-Sex Marriages

Lucas Grindley

A long debate in the United Kingdom has ended with a royal blessing.

Rep. Louie Gohmert Rails Against Hate Crimes Laws and Marriage Equality
July 16 2013 1:17 PM ET

Rep. Louie Gohmert Rails Against Hate Crimes Laws

Jase Peeples

The Texas Congressman recently claimed Christians will soon be charged with hate crimes for speaking out against homosexuality.

Trans Woman Wins Employment Discrimination Suit Using Civil Rights Act
July 15 2013 6:56 PM ET

Trans Women Win Discrimination Suits Using Civil Rights Act

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time in history, the federal government is standing behind transgender employees who say they've been discriminated against because of their gender identity.

California Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Weddings
July 15 2013 4:57 PM ET

California Supreme Court Won't Stop Gay Weddings

Sunnivie Brydum

Official proponents of California's Proposition 8 had filed an emergency petition asking the state's highest court to halt the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The court denied that request Monday afternoon.

WATCH: Terminally Ill Ohio Gay Man and Partner Fly to Maryland to Marry
July 15 2013 3:24 PM ET

WATCH: Terminally Ill Gay Man Marries in Maryland Airport

Sunnivie Brydum

The Cincinnati Enquirer captures the touching story of Jim Obergefell and his husband John Arthur, who was diagnosed with ALS, but still managed to travel to Maryland to formalize their 20-year-partnership in marriage. 

Organizers Cancel 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' Citing Vague 'Security Threats'
July 15 2013 1:25 PM ET

Organizers Cancel 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' Citing Vague 'Security Threats'

Sunnivie Brydum

Although Voice of the Voiceless cancelled its scheduled ex-gay pride month, it declared September as national ex-gay awareness month.

Bryan Fischer Thinks DOMA's Death Is a Bigger Travesty Than Trayvon Martin's
July 15 2013 12:16 PM ET

Bryan Fischer: DOMA's Death Worse Than Trayvon Martin's

Sunnivie Brydum

The notorious homophobe tweeted his own reaction to Saturday's news that George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old.

U.K. House of Lords Give Final Approval to Marriage Equality
July 15 2013 11:07 AM ET

U.K. Lords Say 'I Do' Support Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The legislation now heads back to the House of Commons for final approval, before going to the Queen for her signature.

Vatican's New Laws Punish Information Leakers
July 14 2013 1:46 PM ET

Vatican's New Laws Punish Information Leakers

Michelle Garcia

The updated laws would punish those who leak church information with up to eight years in prison and fines.