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.
HRC and Coalition Apologize for Silencing Undocumented, Trans Activists at Supreme Court Rally
April 01 2013 7:00 PM ET

HRC Apologizes for Silencing Undocumented, Trans Activists at SCOTUS Rally

Sunnivie Brydum

Transgender and undocumented activists claim they were told to lower their flags and keep quiet at the March rally supporting same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court.

WATCH: Cardinal Dolan Says Gays Entitled to Friendship, Happiness, But Not Marriage
April 01 2013 5:49 PM ET

WATCH: Cardinal Dolan Says Gays Entitled to Friendship, Happiness, But Not Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops admitted on Easter Sunday that the Catholic Church's doctrine is out of touch with the beliefs of many of its parishioners.

Don't Say Gay in Kentucky Marriage Equality Protest?
April 01 2013 5:10 PM ET

'Don't Say Gay' in Kentucky Marriage Equality Protest?

Sunnivie Brydum

Prosecutors want to quash any mention of marriage equality in the trespassing trial of a gay couple in Kentucky who refused to leave a county clerk's office after they were denied a marriage license in January.

Pa. Sen. Bob Casey Joins Marriage Equality Ranks
April 01 2013 4:46 PM ET

Pa. Sen. Bob Casey Joins Marriage Equality Ranks

Trudy Ring

Casey's announcement of support today leaves just eight Democratic U.S. senators in the opposition.

Georgia GOP Chairwoman Says Marriage Equality Is 'Unnatural' and Not About Equality
April 01 2013 4:21 PM ET

Georgia GOP Chairwoman Says Marriage Equality Is 'Unnatural'

Sunnivie Brydum

Sue Everhart said she believes legal marriage equality will entice straight people to form sham same-sex marriages for tax benefits.

Putin Wants to Stop Foreign Gay Couples From Adopting Russian Children
April 01 2013 3:07 PM ET

Putin Wants to Stop Foreign Gay Couples From Adopting Russian Children

Jase Peeples

President Putin believes Russian children are better off in orphanages than homes with same-sex parents.

WATCH: Ariz. Rep. Says Gay Son Doesn't Change His Opposition to Marriage Equality
April 01 2013 2:48 PM ET

WATCH: Congressman Says Having a Gay Son Doesn't Change His Views

Sunnivie Brydum

Rep. Matt Salmon, a Mormon Republican from Arizona, isn't ready to evolve on the issue, despite having a gay son.

Medicare Won't Yet Decide Whether to Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery
April 01 2013 2:22 PM ET

Oops: Medicare Didn't Mean to Suggest It Might Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery

Sunnivie Brydum

After saying it would seek comments on a potential policy change, the Department of Health and Human Services rescinded its call for public input on Medicare's long-standing ban on coverage for gender reassignment surgeries.

WATCH: Gay Dads Send Open Letter to Supreme Court
April 01 2013 12:13 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Dads Send Open Letter to Supreme Court

Sunnivie Brydum

Watch this heartwarming video from a pair of gay dads in Washington, D.C., asking the Supreme Court to protect their three children from damaging, antigay legal precedent.

President Obama Versus Chief Justice Roberts: Who Will Have the Courage of His Convictions?
April 01 2013 6:00 AM ET

Who Will Have the Courage of His Convictions?

Kerry Eleveld

President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts both have a role to play in correcting the injustices of DOMA and Proposition 8.

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