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.
Marriage Equality Already the Law in New Mexico, Santa Fe Officials Say
March 19 2013 6:45 PM ET

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment, Land of Equality

Trudy Ring

As the state's marriage law is gender-neutral, county clerks should begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, Santa Fe's mayor and other leaders say.

Nonprofit Unveils Rainbow House Beside Westboro Baptist Church
March 19 2013 5:53 PM ET

What Has the WBC Seeing Rainbow?

Sunnivie Brydum

The view outside the notoriously antigay Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., just got a whole lot gayer.

WATCH: 'Alfredo's Fire' Sheds Light on Sexuality, Scandal, and Suppression in the Vatican
March 19 2013 3:39 PM ET

WATCH: Meet The Gay Man Who Burned Himself Alive at The Vatican

Sunnivie Brydum

On the day Pope Francis is inaugurated in Vatican City, a filmmaker hopes to bring light to the deadly consequences of religious intolerance.

Pro-Equality Musician Gets Antigay NOM Video Removed For Copyright Infringement
March 19 2013 3:10 PM ET

Pro-Equality Musician Gets Antigay NOM Video Removed For Copyright Infringement

Sunnivie Brydum

Katie Herzig supports marriage equality, and ordered that an antigay video from NOM using her song be removed.

Columnists Call George Will's Anti–Gay Parenting Article Homophobic
March 19 2013 2:04 PM ET

Is George Will Homophobic?

Sunnivie Brydum

Progressive columnists are taking The Washington Post's George Will to task for a recent op-ed where he argued that the Supreme Court should reject marriage equality because there has not been enough research on its "consequences."

WATCH: Former Sen. Jim DeMint Wants You to March for (Straight) Marriage
March 19 2013 11:57 AM ET

WATCH: Jim DeMint Issues Rally Cry for (Straight) Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

The former South Carolina senator says marriage is under attack in a new video from his antigay right-wing think tank, the Heritage Foundation.

Church Refuses to Conduct Marriages Until Same-Sex Couples Achieve Equality
March 18 2013 4:22 PM ET

Church Won't Marry Anyone Until All Couples Are Equal

Jase Peeples

The Green Street United Methodist Church proclaimed in a statement, "On the matter of gay marriage, the church sees injustice in the legal position of state government and the theological position of our denomination."

Poll: 58% of Americans Support Marriage Equality
March 18 2013 4:05 PM ET

Poll: 58% of Americans Support Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

A remarkable reversal since 2004.

March 18 2013 3:44 PM ET

How Vassar Raised $100K for LGBTQ Charities to Protest Westboro Baptist Church

At Vassar College, love conquers all

WATCH: 12-Year-Old Son of Gay Dads Reads Letter to Justice Roberts
March 18 2013 2:45 PM ET

WATCH: Dear Justice Roberts, a Message From Son of Gay Dads

Neal Broverman

On the eve of the Supreme Court considering Prop. 8, an adopted son of two gay dads pleads his family's case.

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