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.
BREAKING: Out Lesbian Recommended for Federal Judgeship in New York
August 02 2012 7:34 PM ET

Obama Nominates Out Lesbian for Federal Judgeship

Sen. Charles Schumer has recommended Pamela Ki Mai Chen, who could become only the second female Chinese-American and one of a handful of out lesbians to serve on the federal bench.

Prop 8 Supporters Petition For Supreme Court Hearing

Prop 8 Getting Closer to Supreme Court?

The antigay leaders behind Proposition 8 want the U.S. Supreme Court to review the legal challenge to the state-wide constitutional ban on marriage equality.

Florida Lt Governor Apologies for Lesbian Comment

Florida Lt. Governor Apologizes for Lesbian Comment

The Florida lieutenant governor accused of a lesbian affair is apologizing for something she said while defending herself from the allegation.

Victory Fund Endorses 16 LGBT Candidates

TV Ad Calls Out Jim DeMint for Saying Gays Should Be Stopped From Teaching

TV Ad Calls Out Jim DeMint for Saying Gays Shouldn't Be Teachers

A new ad in South Carolina highlights Sen. Jim DeMint's belief that gay people shouldn't be allowed to teach — and his supporters want it off the airwaves.

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