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.
Not So Fast: Karl Rove Claims He Never Said a GOP Nominee Could Back Marriage Equality
March 25 2013 2:04 AM ET

Rove: I Never Said a GOP Nominee Could Back Gay Marriage

Lucas Grindley

The influential Republican strategist appeared to be asked whether the next GOP nominee for president could support marriage equality, but Rove doesn't see it that way.

Justice Roberts Has a Gay Cousin and She's Coming to Prop. 8 Trial
March 25 2013 1:01 AM ET

Justice Roberts Has a Gay Cousin and She'll Be at Prop. 8 Trial

Neal Broverman

The first cousin of the chief justice will attend this week's hearings and says she thinks the high court will toss Prop. 8.

Trans Schoolteacher Commits Suicide After Being Harassed By Press
March 24 2013 7:26 PM ET

Trans Schoolteacher Commits Suicide After Being Harassed By Press

Jase Peeples

U.K. primary schoolteacher Lucy Meadows is believed to have committed suicide after being relentlessly hounded by members of the press since her gender reassignment became national news.

GLAAD Affirms Commitment To Trans and Bi People, Alters Name
March 24 2013 3:37 PM ET

GLAAD Alters Name to Show Inclusion of Trans and Bi People

Jase Peeples

The organization announced it is formally dropping the 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation' from its name and will be known henceforth simply as GLAAD, the LGBT Media Advocacy Organization.

GLAAD to Fox News: You're On Thin Ice
March 23 2013 7:32 PM ET

GLAAD to Fox News: You're on Thin Ice

Neal Broverman

Before softening his message, a spokesman for the media watchdog says Fox News personalities won't be welcomed at GLAAD events until the network cleans up its act.

Arkansas House Committee Reaffirms Support for DOMA
March 23 2013 1:25 PM ET

Arkansas House Committee Reaffirms Support for DOMA

Neal Broverman

The state house took time out of its agenda to double-down on opposition to marriage equality.

Conservatives and Liberals: Who Has Better Gaydar?
March 22 2013 6:40 PM ET

Conservatives and Liberals: Who Has Better Gaydar?

Christopher Rudolph

A new study aims to show whether conservatives or liberals have better gaydar.

Sailor's Wife Shut Out Of Retirement Ritual
March 22 2013 3:45 PM ET

Sailor's Wife Shut Out Of Retirement Ritual

Michelle Garcia

A Navy SH1 was told that her wife could not be involved in her retirement ceremony, as custom for most military spouses, because of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

New Mexico Couples Sue for Equal Marriage Rights
March 22 2013 2:44 PM ET

New Mexico Couples Sue for Equal Marriage Rights

Trudy Ring

Two same-sex couples filed the suit after being denied marriage licenses by a county clerk.

March 22 2013 1:40 PM ET

The Entire XY Archive Hits The Web

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A World Where Milk And Shepard Still Live
March 22 2013 12:26 PM ET

A World Where Milk And Shepard Still Live

Michelle Garcia

The Anti-Defamation League hypothesizes what the world would be like without hate.

The Supreme Court's Middle Option: A Nine-State Solution
March 22 2013 12:16 PM ET

The Supreme Court’s Middle Option: A Nine-State Solution

Kerry Eleveld

Although liberal legal experts don’t foresee a disaster, they’re also not counting on marriage equality coming to all 50 states.

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