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.
Christian Groups Work to Rescind LGBT Discrimination Protections in Omaha
October 15 2012 2:12 PM ET

Christian Groups Work to Rescind LGBT Discrimination Protections in Omaha

Neal Broverman

Christian groups began a petition drive to overturn LGBT discrimination protections enacted by the Omaha City Council in March.

Republican Donor Paul Singer Gives $250,000 to Maryland Marriage Campaign
October 15 2012 9:48 AM ET

Republican Makes Big Donation to Maryland Marriage Campaign

Julie Bolcer

Proposition 8 attorney and former Solicitor General Ted Olson said the “partisan veil” on marriage equality has been removed.

Katy Butler Asks President and Romney to Wear Purple
October 14 2012 1:56 PM ET

Katy Butler Asks President and Romney to Wear Purple

Diane Anderson-Minshall

As Spirit Day approaches next week, activists urge the leader of the nation to don purple to support LGBT youth.

Over Half of Native Trans People Have Attempted Suicide
October 14 2012 11:28 AM ET

Over Half of Native Trans People Have Attempted Suicide

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A new study indicates alarming poverty, abuse, and suicide among Native Americans.

WATCH California Republican Supports Marriage Equality
October 12 2012 10:32 PM ET

WATCH: California Republican Supports Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Congressional candidate Gary DeLong is bucking his party on the issue as he runs against Democrat Alan Lowenthal, also an equality advocate.

Deval Patrick Asks Gay Advocates to Find “Common Cause” With Others
October 12 2012 7:58 PM ET

Deval Patrick Asks Gay Advocates to Find 'Common Cause' With Others

Julie Bolcer

The Massachusetts governor urged an LGBT audience to “see your stake in the broader struggle” while he said his predecessor Mitt Romney had tried to “frustrate marriage equality.”

WATCH Which Jersey Shore Cast Member Opposes Marriage Equality
October 12 2012 6:00 PM ET

Jersey Shore Against Marriage Equality?

Daniel Reynolds

She'll kiss girls, but wouldn't marry one.

Bloomberg Donates $250,000 To Maryland Marriage Campaign
October 12 2012 1:43 PM ET

Bloomberg Is Biggest Donor to Maryland Marriage Campaign

Julie Bolcer

The New York City mayor became the largest individual donor to the effort to pass the marriage equality referendum, showing that Maryland is conducting "a serious and real campaign," according to Governor Martin O'Malley.

Body of Ambassador Used in Obscene Ad From Gay Republicans
October 12 2012 1:26 PM ET

Body of Ambassador Used in 'Obscene' Ad By Gay Republicans

Lucas Grindley

A print advertisement paid for by the Broward County chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans includes the body of the U.S.

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