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.
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.

Obama Group Helps Push Marriage Equality in Illinois
March 21 2013 7:28 PM ET

Obama Group Helps Push Marriage Equality in Illinois

Trudy Ring

Organizing for Action, which grew out of the president's reelection campaign, is working to generate support for the cause in Illinois.

American Academy of Pediatrics Backs Marriage Equality as 'Best Interests' of Kids
March 21 2013 7:20 PM ET

Marriage Equality in 'Best Interests' of Kids, Pediatricians Say

Lucas Grindley

The influential group said it released the policy change so that the Supreme Court justices would be able to consider it.

March 21 2013 6:46 PM ET

Meghan McCain Has a New Gay 'Bestie'

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Governor Signs Civil Unions Into Law in Colorado
March 21 2013 5:36 PM ET March 22 2013 12:15 PM ET

WATCH: Colorado Makes Civil Unions Official

Lucas Grindley

Although voters had banned same-sex marriage via the state constitution, activists pressed for civil unions and won that fight today.

Church Fears Jedi Could Perform Marriages
March 21 2013 3:40 PM ET

Church Fears Jedi Could Perform Marriages

Jase Peeples

The Free Church of Scotland claims the country’s Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill makes it possible for Star Wars Jedi Knights to perform marriage ceremonies.

Chris Christie Called 'Ignorant' for Being Undecided on Ex-gay Therapy's Merits
March 21 2013 3:08 PM ET

Chris Christie Called 'Ignorant' Over 'Ex-gay' Therapy Bill

Lucas Grindley

A challenger to the New Jersey governor attacked his indecision on whether to sign a ban on "conversion therapy."

MSNBC Hires Another Gay Anchor (Who Just Came Out 2 Years Ago)
March 21 2013 1:55 PM ET

MSNBC Hires Third Gay Host (Who Came Out 2 Years Ago)

Lucas Grindley

The new weekend anchor at MSNBC came out of the closet in a moving column in 2011.

WATCH: Washington Post Hosts Google Hangouts About Marriage Equality
March 21 2013 12:06 PM ET

WATCH: Washington Post Hosts Google Hangouts on Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The Supreme Court will soon consider the constitutionality of Proposition 8 in California and the Defense of Marriage Act nationwide.