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.
Lesbian Judge Pamela Chen Appointed to Federal Bench

Lesbian Judge Pamela Chen Appointed to Federal Bench

Judge Pamela Chen was approved by a voice vote for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Congresswoman Votes Against VAWA Because of LGBT Inclusiveness

Congresswoman Says Her No Vote on VAWA Was Over LGBTs

Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said she rejected the VAWA because of its LGBT inclusion.

Doctors Cure Child Born With HIV

Medical history has been made by US doctors, who appear to have cured an infant born with the AIDS virus

Poland's Lech Walesa Shocks Nation With Antigay Statements

Poland's Lech Walesa Shocks Nation With Antigay Statements

The former president and human rights campaigner said gay people 'must adjust to smaller things.'

Right-Winger's Latest Betes Noires: Gay Athletes and Obama

Right-Winger's Latest Betes Noires: Gay Athletes and Obama

Right-wing leader Bryan Fischer thinks NFL teams would be right in keeping gays away, and President Obama should be impeached for supporting marriage equality.

Advocacy Orgs. Applaud House Passage of LGBT-Inclusive Violence Against Women Act

Activists Cheer House's Inclusive Domestic Violence Bill

The House passed the LGBT-inclusive Senate version of a bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act by a bipartisan vote of 286-138.

UPDATE: Fundraising Success of Trans Fraternity Brother Donnie Collins

Emerson’s Phi Alpha Tau has raised nearly $20,000 in support of their new brother.

Phoenix, Nation's Sixth-Largest City, Bans LGBT Discrimination

Phoenix, Nation's Sixth-Largest City, Bans LGBT Discrimination

Five-hundred people packed Tuesday's city council meeting.

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