In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report 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 LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

A rightwing activist obsessed with LGBT people now claims that gays control the FBI and CIA and are using the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Act to “crack down on pro-family groups and citizens.”

Brian Camenker, who calls gays deviants and addicts,  runs the website MassResistance, which is fixated on stopping marriage equality at all costs. Camenker's fringe group has a new "report" claiming queer people have infiltrated the FBI and CIA, with hopes of bringing down Christians.

October 03 2012 2:52 PM

After California became the first state in the nation to ban so-called ex-gay therapy, advocates of the scientifically discredited practice have filed suit in federal court, alleging the law is unconstitutional.

October 02 2012 6:15 PM

A Victory Fund program teaches volunteers about politics in America’s “laboratory for democracy” while helping a slate of LGBT candidates, including Tammy Baldwin.

October 02 2012 2:28 PM

The super PAC created to unseat anti-equality legislators in the Colorado legislature today announced its third target for the November election.

October 02 2012 11:54 AM

The group endorsed 20 candidates for the Senate and House but has yet to announce whether it plans to endorse Mitt Romney for president.

October 02 2012 10:50 AM

California governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have provided protections for children with more than two parents, explaining he was sympathetic to the families where this applies but needed more time to consider the issue.

October 01 2012 3:41 PM

This week California could finally put Prop. 8 behind it and join the six other states with marriage equality. But it's far from a sure thing.

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