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.
Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union

The conservative firebrand, who threatened the president's life at one point, somehow got an invite to the SOTU.

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Sec. of Defense
February 13 2013 10:27 PM ET

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary

The out senator says our nation's security is paramount.

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans

LGBT Americans were mentioned more than once during the State of the Union address, but activists might still be disappointed.

Senate Passes Gay-Inclusive Domestic Violence Bill

Senate Passes Gay-Inclusive Domestic Violence Bill

The new version of the Violence Against Women Act prohibits denial of services due to a victim's sexual orientation.

WATCH: Antidiscrimination Action Likely, by ENDA or Executive Order

WATCH: Antidiscrimination Action Likely, by ENDA or Executive Order

Sen. Tom Harkin promises to get a federal antidiscrimination bill through committee this year, while President Obama may sign an executive order banning discrimination by government contractors.

Lesbian Couples Represent LGBT Immigration, Military Advocates at State of the Union

Lesbian Couples Will Join First Lady at State of the Union

Two couples will be guests at the State of the Union, including one couple fighting to stay together in the U.S.

Russian MP Threatens Closure of Websites 'Promoting' Homosexuality

Russian MP Threatens Closure of Websites 'Promoting' Homosexuality

A senior Russian politician has threatened to shut down LGBT websites, claiming they "promote homosexuality."

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