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.
Antigay Preacher Scott Lively Brings His Unique Message of Hate to Missouri
July 16 2012 7:32 PM ET

Scott Lively Using Lies to Kill Missouri Antidiscrimination Ordinance

Neal Broverman

"Preacher" Scott Lively hates gay people so much he traveled from his home in Springfield, Mass., to Springfield, Mo., to urge the city council there to reject a proposed nondiscrimination ordinanc

Antigay Retired General Named to Family Research Council Post
July 16 2012 7:09 PM ET

Antigay Retired General Named to Family Research Council Post

Trudy Ring

Retired Army general Jerry Boykin, infamous for anti-Muslim and antigay comments, is the right-wing group's new executive vice president.

Southern Baptists Object to Military Chaplains Even Attending a Gay Wedding Ceremony
July 16 2012 4:21 PM ET

Southern Baptists Object to Military Chaplains Even Attending a Same-Sex Ceremony

Lauren Jow

Religious leaders are disagreeing on how involved military chaplains can be in ceremonies for same-sex marriages or civil unions after

Jimmie Walker the Former Star of Good Times Is No Friend of Gay Marriage
July 16 2012 1:14 PM ET

Good Times' Jimmie Walker Blasts Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

CNN caught up with 1970s TV star Jimmie Walker, who feels very strongly about same-sex marriage.

Lieutenant Governor Says Women Like Her Are Not in Lesbian Affairs
July 16 2012 12:31 PM ET

WATCH: Lt. Gov. Says Women Like Her Don't Engage in Lesbian Affairs

Lucas Grindley

Florida's lieutenant governor denied in an interview that she was in a secret same-sex affair at work, saying that "black women that look like me don't engage in relationships like that."

Supreme Court Asked to Hear DOMA Challenge in Windsor Case
July 16 2012 12:31 PM ET

Supreme Court Asked to Hear DOMA Challenge in Windsor Case

Julie Bolcer

The ACLU filed a petition Monday asking the Supreme Court to hear a challenge against the Defense of Marriage Act brought by an 83-year-old widow in New York.

Gay Priest Speaks Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment
July 16 2012 8:40 AM ET

WATCH: Gay Priest Speaks Against Minnesota Marriage Amendment

Julie Bolcer

Father Bob Pierson told Catholics in Minnesota that the freedom of conscience principle allows them to vote against the amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution.

Lieutenant Governor in Florida Accused of Affair With Her Female Staffer
July 14 2012 1:58 PM ET

Florida's Lieutenant Governor Denies Any Affair With Her Female Staffer

Lucas Grindley

Jennifer Carroll, Florida's lieutenant governor, is accused of firing a staffer who caught her in "a compromising position" with another wom

Thomson Reuters Becomes Latest Big Minnesota Employer to Side Against Ballot Campaign
July 14 2012 10:28 AM ET

Another Big Minnesota Employer Sides Against Ballot Campaign

Lucas Grindley

Another of Minnesota's Fortune 500 companies and one of the world's largest news providers, Thomson Reuters, sided against a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in the state.

Watch Editor Matthew Breen on Stephanie Miller Show for Obama Endorsement
July 14 2012 9:27 AM ET

WATCH: Advocate Editor Discusses Obama Endorsement With Stephanie Miller

Advocate.com Editors

On its latest cover, The Advocate endorsed Barack Obama for president. Editor-in-Chief Matthew Breen was a guest on the Stephanie Miller Show and explained why.

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