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.
Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Back and It Could Out Students to Their Parents
January 30 2013 5:30 PM ET

Tenn.'s 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Returns, Could Out Students to Parents

Christopher Rudolph

Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield tries again to get his "Don't Say Gay" bill passed into law.

January 30 2013 4:28 PM ET

Longtime Senior HRC Staffer is Out

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The Next Mass. Senator Isn’t Barney Frank
January 30 2013 4:24 PM ET

The Next Mass. Senator Isn’t Barney Frank

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Barney Frank fans were disappointed today when Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick appointed someone to the Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry and it wasn't the longtime gay activist.

TV's Gomer Pyle, Jim Nabors, Comes Out and Marries Longtime Partner
January 30 2013 12:24 PM ET

TV's Gomer Pyle, Jim Nabors, Marries Longtime Partner

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Jim Nabors, the 82-year-old singer slash actor best known for playing Gomer Pyle on the '60s-era TV show of the same name, could finally get married.

January 29 2013 6:49 PM ET

John Kerry Confirmed to Secretary of State Post

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Komen Founder Raising Money for Gay Rights With Son
January 29 2013 4:43 PM ET

Komen Founder Raising Money for Gay Rights With Son

Michelle Garcia

Bouncing back from her foundation's PR troubles last year over severing its ties with Planned Parenthood, the founder of the Susan G. Komen breast cancer research foundation is raising money for gay rights with her out son.

Scalia: You Don't Know My Stance on Marriage Equality
January 29 2013 3:10 PM ET

Scalia: You Don't Know My Stance on Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia claims he has never publicly asserted his personal feelings on gay rights.

Will Same-Sex Couples Be Protected In Immigration Reform?
January 29 2013 1:10 PM ET

Will Immigration Reform Protect Same-Sex Couples?

Michelle Garcia

President Obama's immigration reform proposals may include gay couples, but will Congress take heed?

Wyoming Kills Marriage Bill, Advances Domestic Partnership Legislation
January 28 2013 9:17 PM ET

Wyoming Kills Marriage Bill, Advances Domestic Partnership Legislation

Neal Broverman

One step back, one step forward in Wyoming.

January 28 2013 7:30 AM ET

Has Fox News Evolved on Marriage Equality?

5 Takeaways From the Creating Change Conference
January 28 2013 12:27 AM ET

5 Big Takeaways From 'Creating Change' for The LGBT Movement

Daniel Villarreal

Daniel Villarreal was in Atlanta for Creating Change and brings back five things you should know.

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