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.
Homeland Security Confirms Same-Sex Binational Couples Can Get Green Cards

Homeland Security Confirms Same-Sex Binational Couples Can Get Green Cards

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today confirmed that Americans can now sponsor their foreign-born same-sex spouses for citizenship the same way Americans with opposite-sex spouses can.

Justice Kennedy Shuts Down Prop. 8 Backers

Justice Kennedy Shuts Down Prop. 8 Backers

A pro-Prop. 8 group called Alliance Defending Freedom is told to take a hike.

Prop. 8 Backers Won't Give Up: File Petition to Stop Marriages

Prop. 8 Backers Won't Give Up: File Petition to Stop Marriages

As same-sex couples marry in California, antigay activists plead to the Supreme Court to stop the nuptials.

With DOMA Dead, LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform Becomes Moot Point

Is LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform Now a Moot Point?

Sen. Patrick Leahy announced that he will not seek a vote on his immigration amendment that would have allowed married gay and lesbian Americans to sponsor their foreign-born spouse for citizenship.

New Jersey Lawmakers Want to Ban Ex-Gay Therapy; Does Gov. Christie?

Will Gov. Christie Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy?

The state legislature passed a bill banning so-called reparative therapy on Thursday, sending the legislation to Gov. Chris Christie's desk for a signature.

Queer Self Defense? Free Courses in NYC

With a recent spike in gay bashings, New York City offers free classes for the LGBTQ community

Obama May Tread Carefully on Gay Rights in Africa

Obama May Tread Carefully on Gay Rights in Africa

Advocates are hopeful the president will address rights for LGBT people when he visits three African nations later this week.

Out Congresspeople, Republicans Pose for No H8 Campaign

Republican and Out Members of Congress Say 'No H8'

In new photos released today, the No H8 campaign added 67 additional supporters from the U.S. Congress — including the campaign's first U.S. senators and a Republican member of Congress.

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