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.
Phoenix, Nation's Sixth-Largest City, Bans LGBT Discrimination
February 27 2013 3:10 PM ET

Phoenix, Nation's Sixth-Largest City, Bans LGBT Discrimination

Neal Broverman

Five-hundred people packed Tuesday's city council meeting.

Illinois House Executive Committee Passes Marriage Equality
February 27 2013 2:57 PM ET

Illinois Nears Marriage Equality

Nick Pachelli

Will Illinois have marriage equality this year? Maybe so.

Dozens of Big U.S. Companies Come Out to Support Marriage Equality
February 27 2013 12:34 PM ET

Dozens of Big U.S. Companies Support Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Dozens of major American corporations — including Facebook, Apple, eBay, and more — are filing a brief with the Supreme Court in support of same-sex unions.

Hagel Confirmed As Defense Secretary
February 26 2013 6:52 PM ET

Hagel Confirmed As Defense Secretary

Michelle Garcia

As defense secretary, Hagel faces budget cuts and introducing more thorough benefits and rights for same-sex partners of military personnel.

Fraternity Raises Funds for Brother's Transgender Surgery
February 26 2013 4:56 PM ET

Fraternity Raises Funds for Brother's Transgender Surgery

Michelle Garcia

When Donnie Collins's insurance company wouldn't chip in to help his transition, his brothers stepped up.

Larry Craig's Legal Defense Funds In Question
February 26 2013 3:44 PM ET

Larry Craig's Legal Defense Funds In Question

Michelle Garcia

Did Larry Craig improperly use $216,000 of campaign cash for his legal defense?

NOM President to Receive Honorary Degree
February 26 2013 2:58 PM ET

NOM President to Receive Honorary Degree

Michelle Garcia

Brian Brown to receive honorary degree from an organization with unclear scholastic ties.

75 Prominent Republicans Say Marriage Is Constitutional Right
February 26 2013 12:47 PM ET

75 Prominent Republicans: Marriage Is Constitutional Right

Michelle Garcia

Dozens of prominent Republicans including Meg Whitman, Jon Huntsman, Christine Todd Whitman, and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen support marriage equality.

Meet the Llama Farmer Who Was Fired for Being Gay
February 25 2013 5:24 PM ET

Meet the Llama Farmer Fired for Being Gay

Kevin McCaffery, a Kentucky man, is struggling to keep his animal sanctuary (home to 51 llamas and more than 300 animals) alive

Jindal Doesn't Believe GOP Needs to Embrace Gay Rights
February 25 2013 1:21 PM ET

Jindal Doesn't Believe GOP Needs to Embrace Gay Rights

Neal Broverman

The Louisiana governor speaks on Sunday's Meet the Press.

N.J. Dems Plot to Override Christie's Marriage Equality Veto
February 23 2013 7:52 PM ET

N.J. Dems Plot to Override Christie's Marriage Equality Veto

Neal Broverman

Much work will be needed in the state Assembly.

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