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.
California Rep. Proposes 'Aaron's Law' to Amend Internet Abuse Legislation

California Rep. Proposes 'Aaron's Law' to Amend Internet Abuse Legislation

Rep. Zoe Lofgren took to the information-sharing site cofounded by late Internet activist Aaron Swartz to announce legislation that would reform the laws used by the federal government to harshly prosecute Swartz.

Pinellas County, Fla. Approves Domestic Partnerships

Gay and straight couples will be allowed to register in Pinellas County, Fla., after commissioners passed the ordinance with a 6-1 vote.

Congress Pledges More Money to DOMA Fight

Congress Pledges More Money to DOMA Fight

The House of Representatives' spending to defend the federal ban on marriage equality may reach $3 million.

The Evolution of Cory Booker From Homophobe to Ally

The Evolution of Cory Booker From Homophobe to Ally

The Newark mayor wrote frankly during college about what it took for him to stop hating gay people.

Richard Blanco, Gay Latino, Named Inaugural Poet

Richard Blanco, Gay Latino, Named Inaugural Poet

The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced today that Richard Blanco, a partnered gay man and Cuban immigrant, will deliver an original poem at President Obama's inauguration on January 21.

White House Comes to Hagels Defense After Gay GOP Group Blasts Him
January 07 2013 6:20 PM ET

White House Comes to Chuck Hagel's Defense

The former senator and Obama's pick for secretary of Defense creates a firestorm thanks to his dubious gay rights record.

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