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: NBA Star Kenneth Faried Comes Out for Equality and His Two Moms
January 25 2013 4:08 PM ET

WATCH: NBA Star Kenneth Faried Comes Out for Equality and His Two Moms

Sunnivie Brydum

In a new video from LGBT group One Colorado, Denver Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried comes out in favor of the state's pending legislation for civil unions, and introduces viewers to his two married moms.

New Benetton Campaign Features Transgender Model
January 25 2013 4:01 PM ET

New Benetton Campaign Features Transgender Model

Trudy Ring

Lea T appears in a campaign spotlighting people with 'incredible personal stories.'

Law Professor Challenges Supreme Court's Jurisdiction Over DOMA
January 25 2013 3:19 PM ET

Law Professor Challenges Supreme Court's Jurisdiction Over DOMA

Trudy Ring

Because the Obama administration is no longer defending the antigay law, the Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction over it, says Vicki C. Jackson. Moreover, Republican congressional leaders have no authority to defend it, she says.

Wyoming to Consider Marriage Equality, Nondiscrimination Bills
January 25 2013 1:31 PM ET

Wyoming to Consider Marriage Equality, Nondiscrimination Bills

Trudy Ring

Marriage equality, nondiscrimination, and domestic partnership bills will get a hearing, and a possible vote, by lawmakers next week.

BREAKING: Rhode Island House Approves Marriage Equality
January 24 2013 7:08 PM ET

Rhode Island House Approves Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The state is the last in New England that remains without a marriage equality law.

Gary Bauer Says Minorities Are Leaving His 'Coalition for Normal Marriage'
January 24 2013 12:59 PM ET

Gary Bauer: Minorities Left 'Coalition for Normal Marriage'

Lucas Grindley

The onetime Republican presidential candidate credits President Obama with winning minority voters over to marriage equality.

Soldier Who Was Booed During GOP Debate Calls for Marriage Equality in Military
January 24 2013 12:35 PM ET

Soldier Who Was Booed During GOP Debate Calls for Marriage Equality in Military

Lucas Grindley

A solider who fought in Iraq was famously booed during a Republican debate and has since been an advocate for LGBT equality.

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