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.
READ: Open Letter to Obama From Exiled Binational Couples in South Africa

Exiled Binational Couples Write Open Letter to Obama

Dan Brotman, an American living in South Africa because he cannot sponsor his partner for U.S. citizenship, has a few choice words for President Obama.

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Nominee Says Gays Are 'Ikky'

Virginia's Lt. Gov. Nominee Says Gays Are 'Ikky'

E.W. Jackson's Twitter account confirms the Lt. Gov. hopeful's long legacy of antigay, Islamophobic extremism.

Ukrainian LGBT Pride Event Blocked

Ukrainian LGBT Pride Event Blocked

A court agreed with Kiev city officials' concerns about security and canceled what would have been the nation's first pride march.

Puerto Rico House Approves Antidiscrimination Bill

Puerto Rico House Approves Antidiscrimination Bill

The bill now moves to the governor for his promised signature.

Obama Nominates Lesbian Attorney for Second EEOC Term

Obama Nominates Lesbian Attorney for Second EEOC Term

Chai Feldblum is the first out LGBT person to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Sen. Chuck Schumer Tries Explaining Immigration: 'I Know That This Provides Little Comfort'

Schumer: The Reason We Excluded Gays Offers 'Little Comfort'

Those who have fought to include binational gay couples in immigration reform felt betrayed on Tuesday as Democratic senators moved ahead with a bill that excludes them.

Democrats and Republicans Alike Wary of Virginia's Radical Lt. Gov. Nominee

Neither Democrats Nor Republicans Pleased With Virginia's GOP Lt. Gov. Nominee

The Republican Party in Virginia nominated right-wing bishop E.W. Jackson to run for lieutenant governor, sparking negative comments about Jackson's extremism from across the political spectrum.

LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform Good as Dead, Say Advocates
May 22 2013 12:27 AM ET

Democratic 'Betrayal' Leaves Binational Couples Stranded

As two key Democratic senators indicate that they won't vote for a provision that would help Americans sponsor a same-sex spouse for citizenship, LGBT-inclusive immigration reform is all but certain to exclude protections for LGBT families.

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