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.
New Jersey Lawmakers Move to Tackle Conversion Therapy
December 17 2012 2:58 PM ET

N.J. Lawmakers Fight 'Ex-Gay' Therapy; Will Christie Veto?

Senate President Steve Sweeney said he hopes Governor Chris Christie, who vetoed marriage equality legislation, will support the ban on therapy that seeks to “change” the sexual orientation of minors.

WATCH: The Story of How DOMA Affects One Binational Couple

How DOMA Affects One Binational Couple

As the Supreme Court considers whether the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional, activists are highlighting some of its harmful effects on same-sex couples.

Should Alan Turing Be Remembered as a Criminal?

Should Alan Turing Be Remembered as a Criminal?

Alan Turing is a war hero and a convicted criminal, but Step

Michigan Legislature Kills Bills That Legalized Discrimination

Michigan Legislature Kills Bills That Legalized Discrimination

The 2012 Michigan legislative session ended without full votes on several controversial bills that would have allowed adoption agencies and healthcare professionals to deny services to LGBT couples and individuals on the basis that such service violated the professional's moral or religious convictions.

New York Republican Who Backed Marriage Equality Stands Down

New York Republican Who Backed Marriage Equality Stands Down

Senator Stephen Saland conceded defeat in his reelection bid, leaving only one of the four Republicans who backed marriage equality in office.

Race to Succeed Christine Quinn Heats Up in NYC

Baldwin Appointed to Senate Committees Overseeing LGBT Priorities

Baldwin's Committee Assignments Handle LGBT Priorities

The first openly gay U.S. Senator has been appointed to committees dealing with ENDA, anti-bullying measures, and equal benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees.

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