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.
The History of Prop 8
June 16 2013 7:00 AM ET

The History of Prop 8

Jase Peeples

As we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions regarding marriage equality, AFER has produced a video chronicling the case of Prop 8.

WATCH: Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend
June 16 2013 3:00 AM ET

WATCH: Gay Marine Proposes to Boyfriend

Jase Peeples

Watch as one gay Marine proposes to another in this heartwarming video.

WATCH: A Tale of Two Dads
June 15 2013 3:48 PM ET

WATCH: A Tale of Two Dads

Jase Peeples

Mark Maxwell and Tim Young, a gay couple from North Carolina, share what marriage equality would mean to them and their four foster children.

Obama Nominates Two More Openly Gay Ambassadors
June 14 2013 7:14 PM ET

Obama Nominates Two More Openly Gay Ambassadors

Sunnivie Brydum

The White House nominated James Costos as U.S. ambassador to Spain, and Rufus Gifford as U.S. ambassador to Denmark.

New Jersey Moves One Step Closer to Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
June 14 2013 5:56 PM ET

New Jersey Moves One Step Closer to Banning 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Sunnivie Brydum

A New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved legislation that would ban licensed professionals from engaging in so-called reparative therapy on minors.

This Nevada Congressman Also Has a Tasteless Son
June 14 2013 3:49 PM ET

This Nevada Congressman Also Has a Tasteless Son

Sunnivie Brydum

Rep. Joe Heck apologized for the racist, homophobic, and sexist comments his son regularly makes on Twitter.

Social Security Removes Surgical Requirement for Gender Marker Change
June 14 2013 1:17 PM ET

Social Security Makes It Easier for Trans Folks

Sunnivie Brydum

It will be easier for transgender people to obtain Social Security cards that reflect their accurate gender, while Australia formally embraced a third gender.

As Reid Becomes ENDA Cosponsor, LGBT Activists Arrested at Boehner's Office
June 14 2013 12:01 PM ET

As Reid Becomes ENDA Cosponsor, LGBT Activists Arrested at Boehner's Office

Sunnivie Brydum

Harry Reid announced Thursday that he will cosponsor the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as activists were arrested demonstrating for ENDA outside Republican House Speaker John Boehner's office.

Marco Rubio: Immigration Reform Shouldn't Include Gay Couples
June 13 2013 1:47 PM ET

Marco Rubio: Immigration Reform Shouldn't Include Gay Couples

Trudy Ring

A provision establishing rights for same-sex partners 'kills the bill,' the Florida senator says.

June 13 2013 12:29 PM ET

Bob Tur, Famed LA Helicopter Reporter, is Trans

Tur shot to fame after he covered the L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson slow-speed freeway chase but with her announcement that she's a transgender woman, she's become the news.

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