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.
Priest Who Denied Communion to Lesbian Is Out at Washington Archdiocese
July 09 2012 7:55 PM ET

Priest Who Denied Communion to Lesbian Is Out at Archdiocese

Trudy Ring

An archdiocesan official says it was simply the end of a temporary assignment, but the woman who was snubbed is relieved.

Episcopalians Provisionally Approve Marriage Rites and Transgender Rights
July 09 2012 5:03 PM ET

Episcopalians Provisionally OK Marriage Rites, Transgender Rights

Trudy Ring

Approved by various Episcopal bodies at the church's General Convention, both measures require further action.

Google Pushes For Marriage Equality With New Campaign
July 08 2012 2:46 PM ET

Google Pushes For Marriage Equality With New Campaign

Jeremy Kinser

Internet search engine Google launched "Legalize Love," a campaign that shows its support of same-sex marriage,

Jan Brewer Asks Supreme Court to Strip Benefits From Same Sex Partners
July 08 2012 12:59 PM ET

Jan Brewer Asks Supreme Court to Strip Couples' Benefits

Jeremy Kinser

Arizona governor Jan Brewer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that provides  domestic-partner benefits to same-sex spouses of state employees.

Rick Perry Praises Human Shield Against Westboro Protesters
July 08 2012 12:15 PM ET

Rick Perry Praises Human Shield Against Westboro Protesters

Jeremy Kinser

Texas Governor Rick Perry has commended 650 members of the Texas A&M community who organized a human shield to block Westboro Baptist Church antigay protesters at the funeral of Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale.

Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner
July 07 2012 11:14 PM ET

PHOTOS: Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner

Jeremy Kinser

Democratic Representative Barney Frank tied the knot with his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday.

WATCH Denver Launches Progressive Transgender Inmate Policy
July 07 2012 3:26 PM ET

WATCH: Denver Sheriff's Department Launches Progressive Transgender Inmate Policy

Jeremy Kinser

The Denver Sheriff's Department has launched a new policy to aid transgender inmates, which will also save the city money.

Presbyterians Reject More Inclusive Marriage Definition
July 06 2012 9:48 PM ET

Presbyterians Reject More Inclusive Marriage Definition

Trudy Ring

Delegates to the denomination's conference narrowly rejected language that would have included same-sex unions in the definition.

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