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.
WATCH: A Gay Mormon Comes Out to Family, Friends
February 20 2013 3:22 PM ET

WATCH: A Gay Mormon Comes Out to Family, Friends

Sunnivie Brydum

A self-described gay Mormon student at Brigham Young University filmed the reactions of his family and friends as he told each of them for the first time that he is gay.

WATCH: Obama, Cheney, Powell Support Marriage Equality in New Ad
February 20 2013 1:09 PM ET

WATCH: Cheney, Powell Back Marriage Equality in New Ad

Sunnivie Brydum

The new multimedia campaign highlights support from the President, former First Lady Laura Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and former Secretary of Defense Colin Powell.

February 19 2013 8:26 PM ET

Minnesota: Gay Marriage Bill to Be Introduced

State legislators will introduce a bill to legalize marriage equality, following a state-wide vote rejecting a ban on same-sex marriage.

Poll: Marriage Equality Is Imminent
February 19 2013 7:25 PM ET

Poll: Marriage Equality Is Imminent

Michelle Garcia

Bipartisan support for legal recognition of couples is growing, and 83% say marriage equality will happen within the next 10 years.

February 19 2013 6:49 PM ET

President Obama Says 'Gay' A Lot

View at Boston.com

There's strength in numbers, as well as words.

Mexican Court Uses American Legal Precedent for Marriage Equality
February 19 2013 6:44 PM ET

Mexican Court Uses American Legal Precedent for Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Mexico's high court used landmark American cases -- Loving v. Virginia and Brown v. Board of Education -- to rule in favor of same-sex couples and their families.

What Will Rachel Maddow's Iraq Documentary Reveal?
February 17 2013 6:05 PM ET

What Will Rachel Maddow's Iraq Documentary Reveal?

Lucas Grindley

Rachel Maddow says her documentary will help ensure the mistakes that led the country to war in Iraq cannot be repeated.

The Church Where Tim Tebow Will Speak Is Very, Very Antigay
February 17 2013 5:22 PM ET

The Church Where Tim Tebow Will Speak Is Very, Very Antigay

Lucas Grindley

The outspoken New York Jet has previously shot an anti-abortion commercial for Focus on the Family and is now joining forces with an extremely antigay Texas pastor.

WATCH: What Gun Control Debate Can Learn From Marriage Equality
February 17 2013 12:57 PM ET

What Gun Control Debate Can Learn From Gay Rights

Lucas Grindley

MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews explored the connection between debates over marriage equality and gun control.

WATCH: Alaska Republicans Laugh at Reporter Who Asks About Gay Couples
February 17 2013 11:32 AM ET

WATCH: Republicans Laugh at Question on Gay Couples

Lucas Grindley

The notion that Republicans might support even domestic partnerships or civil unions is apparently laughable — literally — in Alaska.

Log Cabin Selects Outspoken New Leader
February 15 2013 5:08 PM ET

Log Cabin Selects Outspoken New Leader

Lucas Grindley

The national organization for gay Republicans selected Gregory T. Angelo as its new executive director.

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