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.
Former Aide for Gov. Pawlenty Says GOP Must Embrace Marriage Equality
April 25 2013 4:18 PM ET

Pawlenty Aide Presses GOP to Embrace Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Brian McClung, who served as deputy chief of staff for former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, wrote an op-ed calling for acceptance of same-sex marriage within the state's Republican party.

Log Cabin Republicans Slam GOP In Full-page Ad
April 25 2013 3:09 PM ET

Log Cabin Republicans Slam GOP In Full-page Ad

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay Republican group says the GOP must "end its obsession with opposing equal rights for LGBT Americans," if it hopes to win future elections.

Santa Fe Adopts Resolution Saying Marriage Equality Is Already Legal
April 25 2013 2:44 PM ET

Santa Fe Really Insists That Marriage Equality Is Already Legal

Sunnivie Brydum

The resolution is not legally binding, but affirms statements made by Santa Fe Mayor David Coss last month that the New Mexico constitution already allows for same-sex marriage.

ENDA Re-Introduced As Oregon Principal Loses Job for Being Gay
April 25 2013 2:05 PM ET

ENDA Re-Introduced As Oregon Principal Loses Job for Being Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Legislators reintroduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in Congress today, but it wasn't soon enough for elementary school principal Tom Klasnic.

France: Confused Antigay Politicians Accidentally Vote For Marriage Equality
April 25 2013 12:33 PM ET

Confused Antigay Politicians in France Want a Do-Over

Sunnivie Brydum

Four members of the French Parliament said they were distracted by "flashing lights" and activity when they cast their vote in favor of marriage equality.

GOP Seeks Revenge on Pro-Equality Iowa Supreme Court Justices
April 25 2013 11:57 AM ET

GOP Seeks Revenge on Pro-Equality Iowa Justices

Sunnivie Brydum

Republican legislators in Iowa proposed an amendment that would cut the pay of four of the state Supreme Court justices who took part in a unanimous ruling in favor of marriage equality in 2009.

Spring Break Family Wedding Adventure: 9 Ceremonies in 8 Days
April 25 2013 9:55 AM ET

Spring Break Family Wedding Adventure: 9 Ceremonies in 8 Days

Invading the nation's capital, Central Park: Kacey Frierson & Chwanda Nixon took their family on a crazy 'I Do Marathon'

Colombian Senate Votes Down Marriage Equality
April 24 2013 8:14 PM ET

Colombian Senate Votes Down Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

There may be hope, however, through court actions.

Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill
April 24 2013 6:32 PM ET

Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Michelle Garcia

Rhode Island is on track to be the 10th state in the U.S. to extend full marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.

April 24 2013 6:00 PM ET

A New Font Takes Marriage Equality Support to the Next Level

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