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.
Log Cabin Selects Outspoken New Leader
February 15 2013 5:08 PM ET

Log Cabin Selects Outspoken New Leader

Lucas Grindley

The national organization for gay Republicans selected Gregory T. Angelo as its new executive director.

New Mexico Senate Cancels LGBT Recognition Day
February 15 2013 4:16 PM ET

New Mexico Senate Cancels LGBT Recognition Day

Christopher Rudolph

Republican Senator Bill Sharer halted a day recognizing the LGBT community of Santa Fe.

New Calif. Bill Will Save You Money if it Passes
February 15 2013 3:56 PM ET

New Calif. Bill Will Save You Money if it Passes

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Among others, AB 362 offers tax relief to Californians who get an extra IRS bill because their spouse is of the same sex.

PFLAG Founder Honored With Presidential Citizen's Medal
February 15 2013 3:25 PM ET

Obama Honors PFLAG Founder With Citizen's Medal

Michelle Garcia

Jeanne Manford, who died earlier this year, was honored with a medal from President Barack Obama for her advocacy.

Lesbian Couple Tries to Marry in Thailand's Town of Love Yesterday
February 15 2013 1:05 PM ET

Lesbian Couple Tries to Marry in Thailand's Town of Love

Diane Anderson-Minshall

They didn't get their marriage certificate, but this couple raised awareness about marriage equality.

Facebook Removes 'Bareback' Fan Page
February 14 2013 8:39 PM ET

Facebook Removes 'Bareback' Fan Page

Sunnivie Brydum

More than a year after its creation, Facebook administrators removed a fan page advocating unprotected sex among consenting adult men.

Bill Could Add More Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners
February 14 2013 7:58 PM ET

Bill Could Add More Benefits for Same-Sex Military Partners

Michelle Garcia

A new bill with 40 co-sponsors in the House could add some more benefits to military LGBT partners and families.

BREAKING: Illinois Senate Approves Marriage Equality
February 14 2013 4:45 PM ET

Illinois Senate Approves Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

On Valentine's Day, the Illinois State Senate approved marriage equality legislation by a vote of 34-21. The legislation now heads to a House committee.

Senators Ask Obama for Executive Order Banning LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors
February 14 2013 4:24 PM ET

Senators Call on Obama to Act Against Discrimination

Sunnivie Brydum

Democratic Senators from across the country called on President Obama for an executive order barring employment discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors.

WATCH: 'God Made a Gay Man' Proclaims 'It's Great to Be Gay'
February 14 2013 3:27 PM ET

WATCH: 'God Made a Gay Man' 

Sunnivie Brydum

Gay publication Crew magazine produced a video commending the resilience, creativity, and pride of gay men.

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