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.
Homeland Security Confirms Same-Sex Binational Couples Can Get Green Cards
July 01 2013 6:34 PM ET

Homeland Security Confirms Same-Sex Binational Couples Can Get Green Cards

Sunnivie Brydum

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today confirmed that Americans can now sponsor their foreign-born same-sex spouses for citizenship the same way Americans with opposite-sex spouses can.

WATCH: Bringing Marriage Equality to Mississippi?
July 01 2013 4:59 PM ET

WATCH: Bringing Marriage Equality to Mississippi?

Sunnivie Brydum

The Campaign for Southern Equality has a solution for discrimination facing LGBT people in the South. And it doesn't involve moving northward to friendlier territories.

WATCH: Mormons March in S.F. Pride, Work to Reconcile Prop. 8 Damage
July 01 2013 3:19 PM ET

WATCH: Mormons March in S.F. Pride, Work to Reconcile Prop. 8 Damage

Sunnivie Brydum

More than 100 self-described 'Mormons for Marriage Equality' marched in San Francisco's LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Key Players in Wash. Marriage Equality Victory Raise Equality Flag on Space Needle
July 01 2013 2:23 PM ET July 02 2013 1:01 PM ET

WATCH: Key LGBTs, Allies Raise Space Needle Equality Flag

Sunnivie Brydum

Seattle's most iconic landmark went red for marriage equality as the city celebrated Pride on Sunday.

PHOTOS: First Same-Sex Marriage in Delaware Met With Cheers
July 01 2013 1:27 PM ET

PHOTOS: First Same-Sex Marriage in Delaware Met With Cheers

Jase Peeples

State senator Karen Peterson and her partner, Vikki Bandy, became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the state of Delaware.

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Watch Three Must-See Marriage Equality Debates
July 01 2013 12:43 PM ET

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Watch Three Must-See Marriage Equality Debates

Sunnivie Brydum

In the wake of two historic rulings from the Supreme Court and the restoration of marriage equality in California, pro-equality attorneys, activists, and anchors took to the airwaves Sunday to defend their victories.

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