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.
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."

Two Republicans Press for Including Gay Couples in Immigration Reform

Two Republicans Press for Including Gay Couples in Immigration Reform

The Uniting American Families Act was once again introduced in the House this session and will soon return in the Senate.

Mormons, Evangelicals Ask Supreme Court to Ignore Science on Gay Parents

Mormons, Evangelicals Ask Supreme Court to Ignore Science on Gay Parents

Amicus briefs filed by a coalition of religious groups contend that same-sex parents are unfit to raise children, citing outdated and scientifically inaccurate studies.

Sean Eldridge, Chris Hughes's Husband, Will Run for Congress

Sean Eldridge, Chris Hughes's Husband, Will Run for Congress

The gay Democratic activist will run for a House seat representing New York's Hudson Valley.

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners

House Introduces Immigration Bill For Gay Partners

Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.

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.

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