GOP Congresswoman Bullying Laws Unnecessary
April 20 2012 3:41 PM ET

GOP Congresswoman: Bullying Laws Unconstitutional

Michelle Garcia

According to Rep. Heather Wilson, antigay bullying is akin to being teased for having red hair.

Poll Voters Least Concerned With Marriage Equality
April 19 2012 2:39 PM ET

Poll: Voters Least Concerned With Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

The environment, the War in Afghanistan, and health care reform are ranked as higher priorities for voters than banning marriage equality, a new poll shows.

NOM to Endorse Mitt Romney
April 11 2012 1:55 PM ET

NOM to Endorse Mitt Romney

Michelle Garcia

The National Organization for Marriage will endorse Mitt Romney, a long-time supporter of the antigay group.

Santorum's Antigay Agenda Not a Hit With Catholics
April 10 2012 5:34 PM ET

Santorum's Antigay Agenda Not a Hit With Catholics

Trudy Ring

Many of the right-wing candidate's coreligionists voted against him during the primary season.

Rev Warns Allowing Gays Will Be Democrats Demise
April 09 2012 8:17 PM ET

Rev.'s Warning: Allowing Gays Will Be Democrats' Demise

Michelle Garcia

A campaign surrogate for Harris County, Texas, Democratic Party presidential nominee Keryl Douglas attacked Douglas's gay opponent, Lane Lewis (shown).

Obama Johnson Karger and Republicans on Gay Issues
March 07 2012 2:02 AM ET

President Obama Responds to Candidate Scorecard

Michelle Garcia

As part of questionnaire sent to all of the campaigns for president, President Obama provided a statement that lists his accomplishments on LGBT rights but points to Congress as among the major hold-ups. Obama did not come out in support of same-sex marriage; he's said in the past that his thoughts on the issue are "evolving." "I believe that Section 3 of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and should be repealed," he said instead. "I have instructed the Department of Justice to no longer defend it in court, and the Department has already filed multiple briefs supporting individuals challenging the law in court." Obama ticked off a long list of changes his administration has managed to make without the help of Congress. "A lot of work remains, and we cannot wait for Congress to act," he said, echoing a complaint about congressional inaction that he's made in other policy areas. His goal is "the more perfect union in which LGBT Americans have the same legal rights and responsibilities as every American." Now that the leading Republican candidates have been campaigning for the presidential nomination for the past year, we're getting to the point in the primary campaign where one of the remaining candidates could become the nominee. In honor of Super Tuesday, The Advocate set about to examine all of the candidates' stances on LGBT rights. In creating this primary scorecard, we sought answers directly from each campaign. Though none of the leading Republican candidates decided to provide answers, the campaigns of Obama, Libertarian hopeful Gary Johnson, and and gay GOP aspirant Fred Karger each supplied answers to The Advocate's questionnaire. Be sure to read President Obama's full statement, which is available on the fifth page.

Gene Robinson on the NH Race
January 10 2012 6:43 PM ET

Gene Robinson on the New Hampshire Race


The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson, who nearly a decade ago became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and will retire his vestments in less than a year, lives far enough away in the New Hampshire countryside from the presidential primary campaign scrum in Manchester as to render it on another planet.

Your GOP Primary Guide
January 10 2012 5:00 AM ET

Your GOP Primary Guide

Michelle Garcia

Voting in the Republican primaries? Here's the latest on each of the GOP candidates and their thoughts on many things LGBT.

The LGBT Take on Iowa
January 04 2012 5:25 PM ET

The LGBT Take on Iowa (in 100 Words or Less) 


We asked gay leaders on both sides of the political fence for their gut reactions on Romney’s and Santorum’s strong showing, as well as what to expect moving forward.

January 03 2012 5:00 AM ET

Decision Time in Iowa


The GOP candidates' political barnstorming throughout the state is finally coming to a close. If only the antigay rhetoric that often accompanied it would follow suit.

Marriage Metaphors with Rick Santorum
August 17 2011 5:00 AM ET

Marriage Metaphors, with Rick Santorum

Michelle Garcia

From bestiality to beer, we take a look at some of Rick Santorum's imaginative collection of terms he's used to describe how allowing same-sex couples to marry would lead to the destruction of American society.

The Other Gay Contenders
July 18 2011 8:30 AM ET

The Other Gay Contenders Editors

Wisconsin congressional representative Tammy Baldwin could run to become the first out U.S. senator, but she isn't the only LGBT person with political ambitions. Meet some of the young LGBT candidates who want your vote this year and next.

2010 Races To Watch
October 28 2010 1:50 PM ET

's Races to Watch Editors

November 2 is a high-stakes night for LGBT Americans. Here’s a snapshot of some individual races to watch and why they matter, regardless of which party prevails.