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.
AWOL Transgender Woman Discharged From Marines After 31 Years
January 15 2013 6:18 PM ET

AWOL Transgender Woman Discharged From Marines After 31 Years

Michelle Garcia

A transgender woman who went AWOL from the Marines 31 years ago will be issued a discharge with honorable conditions from the military.

Wyoming Republicans Support Marriage Equality Bill
January 15 2013 4:15 PM ET

Wyo. Republicans Back Bill to Legalize Marriage

Michelle Garcia

A Republican lawmaker in Wyoming is pitching in to establish marriage equality in his state.

Does Chuck Hagel Know that LGBT Service Members Still Lack Many Military Benefits
January 15 2013 4:01 PM ET

Does Hagel Know Service Members Still Lack Benefits?

Michelle Garcia

Hagel commits to upholding benefits under "current law" and for "the families of all our service members," but LGBT families lack a laundry list of benefits.

Congress Pledges More Money to DOMA Fight
January 15 2013 2:47 PM ET

Congress Pledges More Money to DOMA Fight

Michelle Garcia

The House of Representatives' spending to defend the federal ban on marriage equality may reach $3 million.

Will SFO Change to Harvey Milk International Airport?
January 15 2013 1:15 PM ET

Will SFO Change to Harvey Milk International Airport?

Michelle Garcia

San Francisco supervisor David Campos is working to ensure visitors to his city will land in Harvey Milk International Airport.

Illinois Business Leaders Make Plea for Marriage Equality
January 14 2013 7:15 PM ET

Illinois Business Leaders Make Plea for Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Business leaders including Laura Ricketts call for marriage equality.

Effort to Repeal Virginia Marriage Ban Goes Down in Flames
January 14 2013 4:36 PM ET

Effort to Repeal Virginia Marriage Ban Goes Down in Flames

Neal Broverman

Virginia will keep its seven-year-old ban — for now.

GOP Maryland Pol Says Gay Marriage Vote Contributed to Alcoholism
January 14 2013 3:58 PM ET

Maryland Lawmaker Blames His Drinking on Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Don Dwyer has a lot to say about his drinking, marriage equality, and his involvement in a boat crash.

Busted! French Antigay Website Created by NOM
January 14 2013 11:13 AM ET

Busted! French Antigay Website Created by NOM

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A new website demanding the right to vote on marriage equality wasn't created by antigay agitators in France. It was created by the National Organization for Marriage.

Gay Couple Asks Israeli Family Court for Recognition
January 14 2013 10:20 AM ET

Gay Couple Asks Israeli Family Court for Recognition

Diane Anderson-Minshall

After marrying in New York 10 months ago, two gay men ask Israeli's family court to recognize their spousal agreement.

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