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.
Liz Cheney: 'Not Pro-Gay Marriage'
August 30 2013 2:20 PM ET

Liz Cheney: 'Not Pro-Gay Marriage'

Trudy Ring

Cheney takes the position even though she has a lesbian sister, and a father, the former vice president, who supports marriage equality.

Tell Pat Robertson to 'Stuff It,' Says Columnist
August 30 2013 1:27 PM ET

WATCH: Time for Pat Robertson to 'Stuff It'

Trudy Ring

Commentator Jonathan Capehart called on faith leaders to condemn the homophobia of Robertson and his ilk.

Judge: Denial of Equal Veterans' Benefits Unconstitutional
August 30 2013 12:10 PM ET

Judge: Denial of Equal Veterans' Benefits Unconstitutional

Trudy Ring

A California judge rules in the case of a lesbian veteran whose marriage was not recognized by the VA; it may lead to equal benefits for all same-sex couples.

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause
August 30 2013 6:00 AM ET

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause

Roman Feeser

Pennsylvania's first openly gay elected official on being an out athlete, Russia's antigay Winter Olympics, and serving the Northeast's lone marriage equality holdout.

Frankfort Becomes Fifth Ky. City With Antidiscrimination Ordinance
August 29 2013 4:52 PM ET

Frankfort Becomes Fifth Ky. City With Antidiscrimination Ordinance

Sunnivie Brydum

The state capital passed an LGBT-inclusive 'fairness ordinance' by a vote of 3-2 this morning.

New Mexico Republican: Gays Should Stop 'Whoring Around,' Marry Women
August 29 2013 3:36 PM ET

New Mexico Republican: Gays Should Stop 'Whoring Around,' Marry Women

Sunnivie Brydum

Sen. William Sharer pointed to Alexander the Great and Pocahontas as proof that marriage is only intended for a man and a woman.

August 29 2013 2:24 PM ET

Who Are the Most Influential LGBT Media Figures?

Advocate.com Editors

The Advocate is asking LGBT media figures to rank their peers in terms of influence.

IRS to Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages for Tax Purposes
August 29 2013 2:15 PM ET

IRS: No Matter Which State, Same-Sex Marriages Recognized

Trudy Ring

As the U.S. government implements the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, legally wed same-sex couples will be able to file their federal taxes as such.

Activists Demand 'Respect' After Pa. Gov. Compares Same-Sex Couples to Children
August 29 2013 12:39 PM ET

Activists Demand 'Respect' After Pa. Gov. Compares Same-Sex Couples to Children

Sunnivie Brydum

Pennsylvania's governor said marriages between gay and lesbian couples are legally 'meaningless,' like marriages between 12-year-olds. The statewide equality organization was not pleased.

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