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.
Costa Rica Approves Marriage Equality — Unintentionally

Costa Rica Approves Marriage Equality — Unintentionally

Legislators apparently overlooked language in a bill that could lead to marriage rights to same-sex couples.

Popes Francis, Benedict Jointly Condemn Same-Sex Marriage

Popes Francis, Benedict Team Up to Condemn Gays

It's among the topics covered in what appears to be the first encyclical written by two popes.

OutServe-SLDN to Restructure, Josh Seefried to Resign
July 05 2013 1:13 AM ET

OutServe-SLDN to Restructure, Josh Seefried to Resign

The man who helped found OutServe under a pseudonym before the repeal of DADT will tender his resignation tomorrow.

OutServe-SLDN Offices to Close Up Shop?

OutServe-SLDN Offices to Close Up Shop?

In the wake of ongoing financial woes and a headline-grabbing attempted ouster of the group's transgender executive director, the LGBT military service organization may be shuttering its offices.

Post-Prop. 8: L.A.'s Spike in Wedding Applications

Post-Prop. 8: L.A.'s Spike in Wedding Applications

Los Angeles gay and lesbian couples are rushing to wed now that Proposition 8 is dead.

EXCLUSIVE: Fabulous Beekman Boys Wedding Pics

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge may be known as the Fabulous Beekman Boys to millions, but now they are husbands to one another

Women Who Married at Beverly Hills Courthouse At Last

Shana Naomi Krochmal and Jessica Maxwell may have felt married since 2009, but they wanted to make sure they were finally legally wed in California

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka's 'Inevitable' Wedding Will Be 'Awesome'

The celebrity couple has revealed that they will indeed get married — eventually — in light of last week's historic SCOTUS rulings.

Judge Sets Date for Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Ban Trial

Judge Sets Date for Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Ban Trial

With the Supreme Court's recent rulings in favor of marriage equality, a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban will soon be heard.

Senate Committee Sets Date for ENDA Vote

Senate Committee Sets Date for ENDA Vote

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee has scheduled a vote on the antidiscrimination bill 14 days after the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Thinks Bert and Ernie's Romance Is Child Abuse

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Thinks Bert and Ernie's Romance Is Child Abuse

During a recent interview on The David Pakman Show, the antigay activist and hate group leader was grasping at straws to support his disdain for marriage equality.

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