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.
BREAKING: Rhode Island House Approves Marriage Equality
January 24 2013 7:08 PM ET

Rhode Island House Approves Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The state is the last in New England that remains without a marriage equality law.

Gary Bauer Says Minorities Are Leaving His 'Coalition for Normal Marriage'
January 24 2013 12:59 PM ET

Gary Bauer: Minorities Left 'Coalition for Normal Marriage'

Lucas Grindley

The onetime Republican presidential candidate credits President Obama with winning minority voters over to marriage equality.

Soldier Who Was Booed During GOP Debate Calls for Marriage Equality in Military
January 24 2013 12:35 PM ET

Soldier Who Was Booed During GOP Debate Calls for Marriage Equality in Military

Lucas Grindley

A solider who fought in Iraq was famously booed during a Republican debate and has since been an advocate for LGBT equality.

WATCH: Kentucky Minster Arrested After Marriage Equality Protest
January 24 2013 10:00 AM ET

WATCH: Kentucky Minster Arrested After Marriage Equality Protest

Lucas Grindley

The minister and his partner were arrested for trespassing after they refused to leave the clerk's office without a marriage license.

BREAKING: Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Legislative Hurdle
January 23 2013 10:23 PM ET

Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Legislative Hurdle

Sunnivie Brydum

In a 3-2 vote, Senate Bill 11 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee after nearly five hours of public testimony.

Oregon First to Cover Trans Youth Under Medicaid
January 23 2013 8:10 PM ET

Oregon First to Cover Trans Youth Under Medicaid

Sunnivie Brydum

The new policy will take effect October 1, 2014.

Gaga and Tony Bennett Perform for Obama Staffers
January 23 2013 7:00 PM ET

Gaga and Tony Bennett Perform for Obama Staffers

Michelle Garcia

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett reunite in Washington to sing the classic song "The Lady Is a Tramp."

January 23 2013 6:35 PM ET

Karl Lagerfeld Endorses Gay Marriage But Sparks Controversy

An unexpected finale to the Chanel Haute Couture presentation made for a powerful statement in favor of same-sex marriage.

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