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.
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Mixes Marriage Equality, Bestiality, and Gun Control
April 03 2013 3:41 PM ET

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Mixes Marriage Equality, Bestiality, and Gun Control

Trudy Ring

The congressman, on a conference call with a right-wing group, said gun regulation and marriage equality are both slippery slopes, with the latter leading to legalized bestiality.

GLAAD to Honor Bill Clinton With Award
April 03 2013 3:17 PM ET

GLAAD to Honor Bill Clinton With Award

Neal Broverman

Both loved and loathed by LGBT activists, Bill Clinton will be honored in Los Angeles by the media watchdog group.

WATCH: Rock Band Garbage Stops Concert for Same-Sex Marriage Proposal
April 03 2013 1:02 PM ET

WATCH: Rock Band Garbage Stops Concert for Marriage Proposal

Jase Peeples

Singer Shirley Manson interrupted her band’s Detroit show to allow one gay fan the opportunity to propose to his boyfriend onstage.

Uruguay Senate Passes Marriage Equality
April 02 2013 4:37 PM ET

Uruguay Senate Passes Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

The Uruguay Senate passed marriage equality legislation Tuesday, poising the country to become the 15th in the world to have some form of same-sex relationship recognition.

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk Supports Marriage Equality
April 02 2013 12:31 PM ET

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk Supports Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois announced his support for marriage equality Tuesday, making him the second sitting Republican U.S. senator to endorse the right to marry for all couples.

Delaware's Congressional Delegation Supports Marriage
April 02 2013 11:11 AM ET

Delaware's Congressional Delegation Supports Marriage

Michelle Garcia

Both of Delaware's U.S. senators as well as its only member of the House have all expressed support for marriage equality.

HRC and Coalition Apologize for Silencing Undocumented, Trans Activists at Supreme Court Rally
April 01 2013 6:00 PM ET

HRC Apologizes for Silencing Undocumented, Trans Activists at SCOTUS Rally

Sunnivie Brydum

Transgender and undocumented activists claim they were told to lower their flags and keep quiet at the March rally supporting same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court.

WATCH: Cardinal Dolan Says Gays Entitled to Friendship, Happiness, But Not Marriage
April 01 2013 4:49 PM ET

WATCH: Cardinal Dolan Says Gays Entitled to Friendship, Happiness, But Not Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops admitted on Easter Sunday that the Catholic Church's doctrine is out of touch with the beliefs of many of its parishioners.

Don't Say Gay in Kentucky Marriage Equality Protest?
April 01 2013 4:10 PM ET

'Don't Say Gay' in Kentucky Marriage Equality Protest?

Sunnivie Brydum

Prosecutors want to quash any mention of marriage equality in the trespassing trial of a gay couple in Kentucky who refused to leave a county clerk's office after they were denied a marriage license in January.

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