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.
L.A.'s Gay Council Member Steps Down to Battle Cancer
October 09 2012 6:15 PM ET

L.A.'s Gay Council Member Steps Down to Battle Cancer

Los Angeles's only openly gay City Council member, Bill Rosendahl, said he will not seek reelection so that he can concentrate on battling cancer.

Attorney Fired From Pat Robertson's Legal Group for Relationships With Young Men

Pat Robertson's Legal Group Fires Attorney Accused of Being Gay

A senior attorney has been fired from the conservative American Center for Law and Justice for reportedly having multiple relationships with younger men.

Victory for Pride Parades in Russia

Victory for Pride Parades in Russia

The nation's Supreme Court upholds 'gay propaganda' laws but says they do not prohibit LGBT pride parades or other public events.

Gays Control FBI and CIA According to Rightwinger Brian Camenker

Latest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory: Gays Control the CIA

A rightwing activist obsessed with LGBT people now claims that gays control the FBI and CIA and are using the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr.

Antigay Group Sues to Halt Californias Ex Gay Therapy Ban

Antigay Group Sues to Halt California's 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban

After California became the first state in the nation to ban so-called ex-gay therapy, advocates of the scientifically discredited practice have filed suit in federal court, alleging the law is unconstitutional.

California Governor Brown Vetoes Multiparent Protection Law

Calif.: Brown Vetoes Multiparent Protection Law

California governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have provided protections for children with more than two parents, explaining he was sympathetic to the families where this applies but

The Supreme Court Could Kill Prop 8 Monday

The Supreme Court Could Kill Prop. 8 Monday

This week California could finally put Prop. 8 behind it and join the six other states with marriage equality. But it's far from a sure thing.

California Officially Bans Ex-Gay Therapy For Youths

Calif. Officially Bans Ex-Gay Therapy For Youths

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to put an end to so-called ex-gay therapy against LGBT youth, making his the first state to protect young people from such practices. 

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