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.
Bryan Fischer Claims Flaming Gays Will Sue Christian Businesses After ENDA
January 06 2013 1:24 PM ET

Fischer: With ENDA, 'Flaming' Gays Will Sue Christian Businesses

Neal Broverman

The AFA's Bryan Fischer claimed on his radio show that ENDA will lead to "flaming homosexuals" storming Christian bookstores and demanding jobs.

WATCH Jesse Tyler Ferguson Say Marriage Equality Is Defining Civil Rights Issue of Our Time
January 04 2013 5:11 PM ET

WATCH: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Says Marriage Equality Is Defining Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

Sunnivie Brydum

Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson isn't just a fashionable s

WATCH Jared Polis Decries Spending Taxpayer Dollars to Defend DOMA
January 04 2013 3:40 PM ET

WATCH: Jared Polis Decries Spending on Defending DOMA

Sunnivie Brydum

Polis had some harsh words on the first day of the 113th Congress for House Republicans who continue to spend taxpayer money protecting the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Clock Runs Out on Illinois Marriage Equality Bill
January 04 2013 3:14 PM ET

Clock Runs Out on Illinois Marriage Equality Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite a Senate committee vote in favor (8-5) of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act on Thursday, advocates in Illinois will not push for marriage equality legislation in the final days of this session.

January 04 2013 2:21 PM ET

Pentagon Bans LGBT Websites

WATCH Barney Frank Wants to Be a Senator
January 04 2013 2:11 PM ET

WATCH: Barney Frank Wants to Be a Senator

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Congressman said he'd now consider a temporary appointment to the U.S. Senate to fill Sen. John Kerry's seat.

WATCH: Letterman Asks Kathy Griffin About THAT Moment With Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve
January 04 2013 3:06 AM ET

WATCH: Letterman Asks Kathy Griffin About New Year's Eve

Lucas Grindley

As promised, Kathy Griffin appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and had a story to tell.

PHOTO: Tammy Baldwin Makes History
January 03 2013 9:08 PM ET

PHOTO: Tammy Baldwin Makes History

READ The Last Syndicated Column of Maggie Gallagher
January 03 2013 7:46 PM ET

READ: Maggie Gallagher's Last Syndicated Column

Neal Broverman

The founder of the antigay National Organization for Marriage wrote her last syndicated advice column on Wednesday and announced she was giving up optimism.

WATCH: 5 Couples Protest in Mississippi for Marriage Equality
January 03 2013 3:35 PM ET

WATCH: 5 Couples Protest in Mississippi for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Five lesbian couples applied for marriage licenses in Missippi this week and, as expected, were denied. But they hope the protest will make a difference.

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