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.
Why Sam Champion Denounced Morning Show 'Hysteria'
November 15 2014 6:00 AM ET

Why Sam Champion Denounced Morning Show 'Hysteria'

Dawn Ennis

The hottest weatherman on TV offers viewers a brighter way to start the day.

L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures
November 14 2014 6:25 PM ET

L.A. Panel Features Prominent Pro-LGBT Religious Figures

Stevie St. John

Four prominent pro-LGBT religious figures were lauded as pioneers at a panel discussion called 'Is Religion Getting Us to LGBTQ Equality?'

PHOTOS: Kansas Is Finally Over the Rainbow
November 14 2014 6:17 PM ET

PHOTOS: Kansas Is Finally Over the Rainbow

Sunnivie Brydum

Finally, there's no place like home for Kansas same-sex couples to tie the knot.

Did Justice Clarence Thomas Just Give the Supreme Court an Epic Side-Eye?
November 14 2014 5:53 PM ET

Did Clarence Thomas Just Give SCOTUS an Epic Side-Eye?

Sunnivie Brydum

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made his feelings about the recent court action on marriage equality known — without ever mentioning the word marriage.

Will the Supreme Court's Next Marriage Case Come From Ohio?
November 14 2014 5:17 PM ET

Will SCOTUS Take Up Ohio Marriage Cases?

Michelle Garcia

Two cases involving marriage equality in Ohio are being proposed for the Supreme Court's schedule.

Florida DMV Threatens Driver's Licenses of Married Same-Sex Couple
November 14 2014 2:02 PM ET

Florida Threatens Driver's Licenses of Married Gay Couple

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles is threatening a same-sex couple's driving privileges after they went public with their story surrounding the difficulty of legally changing their names.

LGBT-Affirming Christians Gather in D.C.
November 14 2014 1:01 PM ET

LGBT-Affirming Christians Gather in D.C.

Stevie St. John

Featured as keynote speakers were Christian ethics professor David Gushee and LGBT movement activist Allyson Robinson, both ordained ministers.

WATCH: Ariz. Wedding Planner Refuses Lesbian Couple
November 14 2014 12:09 PM ET

WATCH: Ariz. Wedding Planner Refuses Lesbian Couple

Sunnivie Brydum

A same-sex couple in Phoenix has turned to the media after a wedding planning service declined to marry the two women, citing religious beliefs.

Op-ed: Why Won't U.S. Catholic Bishops Listen to Gay Laypeople?
November 14 2014 8:02 AM ET

Op-ed: Why Won't Catholic Bishops Listen to LGBT Laity?

Francis DeBernardo

Catholic leaders should talk about sexuality with those who aren't members of the clergy.

Op-ed: Republicans Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now
November 14 2014 7:01 AM ET

Op-ed: GOP Promised I'd Be Speaking Arabic by Now

Thom Senzee

I was waiting for so much doom and gloom after 2012, but all I got was a lousy Prius (and I still can't speak much Arabic).

Mississippi 'All God's Children' Pro-Equality Campaign Draws Ire of Baptist Leaders
November 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Mississippi 'All God's Children' Pro-Equality Campaign Draws Ire of Baptist Leaders

Stevie St. John

HRC's new ad campaign talks about LGBT equality 'in the context of faith' while a federal judge considers a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

In the Galleries: A.B. Miner
November 14 2014 5:00 AM ET

In the Galleries: A.B. Miner

Christopher Harrity

Miner, a gay trans man, deals with diverse masculinities in his art. Topics range from bodily shame to back hair portraits to a comparative study of animal penises.

Arkansas Church Gets Threatening Note in Response to Marriage Equality Support
November 13 2014 7:14 PM ET

Arkansas Church Gets Threat for Marriage Equality Support

Stevie St. John

After a Unitarian Universalist minister wrote a pro-LGBT letter to the editor of an area newspaper, her church got an anonymous homophobic note.

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