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.
WATCH: Ken Cuccinelli Still Abhors the 'Personal Challenge of Homosexuality'

Ken Cuccinelli Abhors 'Personal Challenge of Homosexuality'

The republican attorney general and Virginia gubernatorial hopeful continues to dig in his heels on his antigay arguments.

Mexican Activists Protest Russian Antigay Policies

Mexican Activists Protest Russian Antigay Policies

About 30 people rallied outside the Russian embassy in Mexico City to protest the eastern european nation's recently enacted ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

House Republicans Drop DOMA Defense

House Republicans Drop DOMA Defense

After spending more than $3 million dollars of taxpayer money defending the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group announced today it will stop defending the law in several ongoing court challenges.

WATCH: MSNBC Anchor Wants to Know If Has Ken Cuccinelli Ever Had Oral Sex

WATCH: MSNBC Anchor Asks 'Has Ken Cuccinelli Ever Had Oral Sex?'

Lawrence O'Donnell has a surprisingly legitimate interest in the answer.

Massachusetts Considers Ex-Gay Therapy Ban

Massachusetts Considers Ex-Gay Therapy Ban

The measure was introduced in the state legislature by out Rep. Carl Sciortino

Rep. Louie Gohmert Rails Against Hate Crimes Laws and Marriage Equality

Rep. Louie Gohmert Rails Against Hate Crimes Laws

The Texas Congressman recently claimed Christians will soon be charged with hate crimes for speaking out against homosexuality.

Organizers Cancel 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' Citing Vague 'Security Threats'

Organizers Cancel 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' Citing Vague 'Security Threats'

Although Voice of the Voiceless cancelled its scheduled ex-gay pride month, it declared September as national ex-gay awareness month.

Bryan Fischer Thinks DOMA's Death Is a Bigger Travesty Than Trayvon Martin's

Bryan Fischer: DOMA's Death Worse Than Trayvon Martin's

The notorious homophobe tweeted his own reaction to Saturday's news that George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of an unarmed 17-year-old.

Chinese Vice-Premier Makes Gay Marriage Joke at U.S. Summit

Chinese Vice-Premier Makes Gay Marriage Joke at U.S. Summit

A high-ranking Chinese official compared the relationship between the U.S. and China to a marriage, then joked that it wasn't a gay one.

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