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.
What's Missing From Clinton's DOMA Op-Ed?
March 08 2013 3:22 PM ET January 07 2014 7:14 PM ET

What's Missing From Clinton's DOMA Op-Ed?

Sunnivie Brydum

The 42nd President of the United States says it's time to abolish the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which he signed into law in 1996. But LGBT advocates say he's not telling the whole story.

WATCH: Every Question You've Ever Wanted To Ask These Gay Marines
March 08 2013 2:29 PM ET

WATCH: Every Question You've Ever Wanted To Ask These Gay Marines

Sunnivie Brydum

Meet two gay Marines who are eager to answer your questions about their life together.

WATCH: The Moving First Gay Wedding At The Plaza
March 08 2013 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: The Moving First Gay Wedding At The Plaza

Sunnivie Brydum

Meet the first gay couple to marry at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

WATCH: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill
March 07 2013 8:03 PM ET

WATCH: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The California Democrat took to Twitter's video service, Vine, to document the first bill he submitted as the first LGBT person of color in Congress.

Antigay Rap Video ‘Rated T for Tolerance’ Goes Viral
March 07 2013 7:53 PM ET

The Most Ludicrous Antigay 'Rap' You'll Ever See

Clea Kim

Months after if was first posted, an antigay YouTube video has recently resurfaced online.

Tennessee Republicans Say Therapists Shouldn't Have to Help Gay People
March 07 2013 4:44 PM ET

Tennessee GOP: Therapists Shouldn't Have to Help Gays

Lucas Grindley

A new bill gives students learning to become counselors the ability to object to helping LGBT patients on religious grounds.

Michigan Judge Tells Lesbian Moms He Can't Help Until Supreme Court Rules
March 07 2013 1:26 PM ET

Judge Tells Moms He Can't Help Until Supreme Court Rules

Lucas Grindley

Two moms have been trying for a year to jointly adopt their children but a U.S. District Court judge has opted to wait even longer.

Study: Pro-Marriage Lawmakers Get Reelected Way More Often Than Not
March 06 2013 7:59 PM ET

Study: Pro-Marriage Lawmakers Get Reelected Way More Often Than Not

Lucas Grindley

As more states consider votes over marriage equality, it might be helpful to look back at what it does to reelection prospects.

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