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.
Mass.: Out Pol Announces Bid for Congress
February 11 2013 5:02 PM ET

Mass.: Out Pol Announces Bid for Congress

Michelle Garcia

Out state representative Carl Sciortino promises to continue bringing progressive thought and values to Washington

Lesbian Couples Represent LGBT Immigration, Military Advocates at State of the Union
February 11 2013 4:17 PM ET

Lesbian Couples Will Join First Lady at State of the Union

Michelle Garcia

Two couples will be guests at the State of the Union, including one couple fighting to stay together in the U.S.

Sec. Panetta Announces Benefits for Same-Sex Military Spouses and Partners
February 11 2013 2:28 PM ET

Panetta Announces Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners

Michelle Garcia

The Defense of Marriage Act still prevents some benefits from being extended to same-sex military families and couples.

Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation
February 11 2013 12:53 PM ET

Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation

Michelle Garcia

The 85-year-old pope will leave the Vatican at the end of February due to declining health.

Lesbian Military Equality Advocate Charlie Morgan Succumbs to Cancer
February 10 2013 5:20 PM ET

LGBT Military Advocate Charlie Morgan Succumbs to Cancer

Sunnivie Brydum

Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan died Sunday, after a long battle with cancer.

Russian MP Threatens Closure of Websites 'Promoting' Homosexuality
February 10 2013 3:55 PM ET

Russian MP Threatens Closure of Websites 'Promoting' Homosexuality

Sunnivie Brydum

A senior Russian politician has threatened to shut down LGBT websites, claiming they "promote homosexuality."

Former Westboro Member Poses for NOH8 Campaign
February 10 2013 1:57 PM ET

Former Westboro Member Poses for NOH8 Campaign

Sunnivie Brydum

Former Westboro Baptist Church member Lauren Drain posed for the pro-equality NOH8 campaign, calling the church a "cult."

Citing Court Cases, Indiana Lawmakers Delay Vote on Marriage Equality Amendment
February 08 2013 7:00 PM ET

Citing Court Cases, Indiana Lawmakers Delay Vote on Marriage Equality Amendment

Trudy Ring

The possibility of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality leads Indiana legislators to postpone a vote on a state constitutional amendment until next year.

Lawrence O'Donnell's 'Last Word' on Gay Marriage in the U.K.
February 08 2013 5:18 PM ET

Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word on Gay Marriage in the U.K.

Christopher Rudolph

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell draws a line from Oscar Wilde's trial and this week's progress toward marriage equality in the U.K.

Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Senate Vote
February 08 2013 4:23 PM ET

Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Senate Vote

Sunnivie Brydum

Senate Bill 11, an act to establish civil unions, is scheduled for a full vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate on Monday, at which point it will move to the House, also controlled by Democrats. Civil unions could become law as early as May 1.

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