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.
How Two Phelps Family Members Become 'Betrayers'
February 07 2013 1:30 PM ET

How Two Phelps Family Members Become 'Betrayers'

Lucas Grindley

Two of the Westboro Baptist Church family members have left and issued an apology for what they'd done.

WATCH: Binational Lesbian Moms in North Carolina Take on DOMA
February 06 2013 7:45 PM ET

WATCH: Binational Lesbian Moms in North Carolina Take on DOMA

Sunnivie Brydum

In a new video from the DOMA Project, Becky, an American citizen, and Sanne, who was born in the Netherlands, say they want the protections of marriage to help support their daughter, Willow.

Mormons, Evangelicals Ask Supreme Court to Ignore Science on Gay Parents
February 06 2013 5:48 PM ET

Mormons, Evangelicals Ask Supreme Court to Ignore Science on Gay Parents

Sunnivie Brydum

Amicus briefs filed by a coalition of religious groups contend that same-sex parents are unfit to raise children, citing outdated and scientifically inaccurate studies.

WATCH: Donald Trump Opposes Marriage Equality
February 06 2013 4:55 PM ET

WATCH: Donald Trump Opposes Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

In an interview with satellite radio shock jock Howard Stern, the former presidential hopeful says everyone knows he opposes same-sex marriage.

Sean Eldridge, Chris Hughes's Husband, Will Run for Congress
February 06 2013 2:34 PM ET

Sean Eldridge, Chris Hughes's Husband, Will Run for Congress

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay Democratic activist will run for a House seat representing New York's Hudson Valley.

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners
February 05 2013 6:45 PM ET

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.

Ill. Senate Committee Moves Marriage Bill Forward
February 05 2013 5:17 PM ET

Ill. Senate Committee Moves Marriage Bill Forward

Trudy Ring

A committee moves the bill to the full Senate, expected to vote on it Valentine's Day; it also needs a vote by the House and the governor's signature to become law.

Senate Introduces LGBT-Inclusive Domestic Violence Act
February 05 2013 4:55 PM ET

Senate Introduces LGBT-Inclusive Domestic Violence Act

Michelle Garcia

The Senate will most likely vote on an LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act this week.

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