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.
Senate Introduces LGBT-Inclusive Domestic Violence Act

Senate Introduces LGBT-Inclusive Domestic Violence Act

The Senate will most likely vote on an LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act this week.

1.4 Million Signatures Delivered to Boy Scouts

1.4 Million Signatures Delivered to Boy Scouts

Gay scouts, leaders, and their straight allies delivered a petition to the BSA's board urging the group to change its antigay policy.

Could a Gay Republican Be L.A.'s Next Mayor?

Could a Gay Republican Be L.A.'s Next Mayor?

Los Angeles's demographics will make it very hard for Kevin James.

Unveiling the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University

Members of the Clementi family and representatives of the Clementi Foundation will dedicate the ac

WATCH: Reid Blast GOP for Blaming Gays on Immigration Bill Resistance

WATCH: Reid Blasts GOP for Scapegoating Gays on Immigration

The Nevada senator takes Republicans to task over their resistance to immigration reform.

WATCH: John Kerry Notes Gay Rights Progress in Senate

WATCH: John Kerry Notes Gay Rights Progress in Senate

Kerry was one of only 14 U.S. senators who voted against DOMA in 1996. Now, as he leaves the Senate to become secretary of State, the body has its first openly gay member.

Drive for Repeal Vote on Omaha Nondiscrimination Law Falls Short

Drive for Repeal Vote on Omaha Nondiscrimination Law Falls Short

Opponents of the city's LGBT rights ordinance failed to gather enough petition signatures to put a repeal measure before voters in May.

Wyoming Rejects Antidiscrimination Bill

Wyoming Rejects Antidiscrimination Bill

The measure went down to defeat in the state Senate Thursday, and legislators had nixed domestic partnership and marriage equality bills earlier in the week.

HRC Endorses Christine Quinn for NYC Mayor

HRC Endorses Christine Quinn for NYC Mayor

'Chris is ready to fight for the city New Yorkers deserve,' HRC president Chad Griffin says of the out lesbian City Council speaker.

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