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.
WATCH LIVE: U.K. House of Lords Debates Marriage Equality
June 03 2013 3:01 PM ET

WATCH LIVE: U.K. House of Lords Debates Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

As supporters rallied outside Britain's Houses of Parliament, the House of Lords embarked on its first of two days debating marriage equality legislation.

LGBT Ally Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89
June 03 2013 2:19 PM ET

LGBT Ally Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

Sunnivie Brydum

The New Jersey Democrat had a long history of supporting LGBT equality in myriad ways.

June 03 2013 9:06 AM ET

WATCH: Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend

'With the repeal of DOMA or not, will you do me the honor of spending your life with me?'

Evangelical Lutheran Church Elects First Openly Gay Bishop
June 01 2013 7:00 AM ET

Evangelical Lutheran Church Elects First Openly Gay Bishop

Trudy Ring

Guy Erwin is also the denomination's first Native American bishop.

Sadness, Anger, and Hope in Illinois
May 31 2013 10:42 PM ET

Sadness, Anger, and Hope in Illinois

Trudy Ring

In the Land of Lincoln (and Obama), marriage equality supporters are upset about today's legislative failure but ready to fight on.

BREAKING: No Vote on Illinois  Marriage Equality
May 31 2013 8:00 PM ET May 31 2013 10:58 PM ET

WATCH: A Tearful Moment Conceding Loss in Illiniois

Trudy Ring

The Illinois state House ended its session today without a vote on the bill.

Jason Collins, Michelle Obama Have Mutual Admiration Society
May 31 2013 7:29 PM ET

Jason Collins, Michelle Obama Have Mutual Admiration Society

Trudy Ring

The two appeared at an LGBT-focused Democratic fund-raiser this week.

Russia May Block Adoptions by French, Due to Marriage Equality Law
May 31 2013 3:15 PM ET

Russia May Block Adoptions by French, Due to Marriage Equality Law

Trudy Ring

France's new law on marriage and adoption rights goes against Russian law, says a children's rights official in the latter country.

Maine High Court: NOM Must Disclose Donors
May 31 2013 12:37 PM ET

Maine High Court: NOM Must Disclose Donors

Trudy Ring

The antigay group should reveal the names of donors to its 2009 campaign against marriage equality in the state, the court ruled.

Calif. Bill Challenges Boy Scouts' Antigay Policy
May 30 2013 7:01 PM ET

Calif. Bill Challenges Boy Scouts' Antigay Policy

Jase Peeples

The state Senate has approved legislation that would make the organization ineligible for nonprofit tax breaks if it continues to bar gay adults from serving as scout leaders.

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