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: 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.

U.K. Marriage Equality Bill Advances
February 05 2013 4:41 PM ET

U.K. Marriage Equality Bill Advances

Trudy Ring

The House of Commons approved the measure today; the House of Lords is next to vote.

Breaking: Military to Extend Some Benefits to Gay Partners
February 05 2013 4:13 PM ET November 14 2013 9:05 PM ET

Military to Extend Some Benefits to Gay Partners

Michelle Garcia

Leon Panetta's last week as Defense secretary will see the extension of some partner benefits to gay military personnel.

February 05 2013 1:45 PM ET

R.I. Attorneys Endorse Marriage Equality

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Brendon Ayanbadejo: Super Bowl Champ for Marriage Equality
February 05 2013 1:25 PM ET

Brendon Ayanbadejo: Super Bowl Champ for Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

The day after the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo used the win to make another push for marriage equality.

1.4 Million Signatures Delivered to Boy Scouts
February 05 2013 1:07 PM ET

1.4 Million Signatures Delivered to Boy Scouts

Michelle Garcia

Gay scouts, leaders, and their straight allies delivered a petition to the BSA's board urging the group to change its antigay policy.

Elderly Chinese Couple 'Weds' to Delight of Public
February 04 2013 6:24 PM ET

Elderly Chinese Couple 'Weds' to Delight of Public

Neal Broverman

A former teacher commits himself to a onetime water delivery man in China.

Could a Gay Republican Be L.A.'s Next Mayor?
February 04 2013 3:47 PM ET

Could a Gay Republican Be L.A.'s Next Mayor?

Neal Broverman

Los Angeles's demographics will make it very hard for Kevin James.

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