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.
Oprah: Gay Couples May Strengthen the Institution of Marriage
May 30 2013 11:34 AM ET

Oprah: Gay Couples May Strengthen the Institution of Marriage

Jase Peeples

Oprah discusses how same-sex couples will strengthen the institution of marriage with three thought leaders in an episode of Super Soul Sunday.

PHOTOS: France Celebrates The Country's First Same-Sex Marriage
May 30 2013 10:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: France Celebrates Its First Same-Sex Marriage

Jase Peeples

The turbulent road to marriage equality in France has led to this beautiful and poignant moment for Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau.

European Court Rejects Religious 'Right to Discriminate'
May 29 2013 4:01 PM ET

European Court Rejects Religious 'Right to Discriminate'

Sunnivie Brydum

The European court of human rights on Tuesday rejected an appeal brought by three British Christians, two of whom say they were punished at work for not wanting to serve same-sex couples.

Momentum Grows as Deadline Approaches for Ill. Marriage Bill
May 29 2013 2:27 PM ET

Momentum Grows as Deadline Approaches for Ill. Marriage Bill

Trudy Ring

Rep. LaShawn Ford is the latest legislator to endorse the bill, and the state's most prominent newspaper says it's time to pass it.

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Local ENDA, Domestic Violence Bills
May 29 2013 1:56 PM ET

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Local ENDA, Anti-Violence Bills

Sunnivie Brydum

Gov. Alejandro GarcĂ­a Padilla signed into law an employment nondiscrimination act protecting LGBT Puerto Ricans.

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Thinks Gay Boy Scouts Are Pedophiles
May 29 2013 12:39 PM ET

Rep. Louie Gohmert Thinks Gay Boy Scouts Are Pedophiles

Sunnivie Brydum

The rabidly antigay congressman told fellow homophobes Tony Perkins and Texas governor Rick Perry that 17-year-old gay Boy Scouts are simply lying in wait to pounce on younger scouts.

WATCH: Michele Bachmann Isn't Seeking Reelection
May 29 2013 10:42 AM ET

Why We Hope Michele Bachmann Stays in Retirement

Sunnivie Brydum

The four-term congresswoman from Minnesota announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fifth term.

When A Straight Mormon Marries A Gay Mormon
May 28 2013 3:19 PM ET

When A Straight Mormon Marries A Gay Mormon

Michelle Garcia

Things get a little uncomfortable at dinner.

Gay Soldier Killed In Combat Helped Marriage Fight
May 28 2013 2:31 PM ET

Gay Soldier Killed In Combat Helped Marriage Fight

Michelle Garcia

Lori and Jeff Wilfhart said their son, the late Corporal Andrew Wilfhart, probably would have wanted to get married had he survived combat in Afghanistan.

Anonymous Gay Priest Comes Out In Book
May 28 2013 2:01 PM ET

Anonymous Gay Priest Comes Out In Book

Michelle Garcia

A priest who was initially the anonymous author on a book about being a gay man of the cloth has come out after the book has been reprinted.

Bryan Fischer: Gays and Mormons in Polygamy Plot
May 28 2013 1:07 PM ET

Bryan Fischer: Gays and Mormons in Polygamy Plot

Michelle Garcia

American Family Association pundit Bryan Fischer hypothesizes the alliance between LGBT activists and the Mormon Church.

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