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.
Rick Perry Praises Human Shield Against Westboro Protesters

Rick Perry Praises Human Shield Against Westboro Protesters

Texas Governor Rick Perry has commended 650 members of the Texas A&M community who organized a human shield to block Westboro Baptist Church antigay protesters at the funeral of Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale.

Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner

PHOTOS: Barney Frank Marries Longtime Partner

Democratic Representative Barney Frank tied the knot with his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday.

Review of US Fight for Global LGBT Rights Expected to Show Progress

Review of U.S. Fight for Global LGBT Rights to Show Progress

President Obama's administration has taken up the cause of LGBT rights around the world.

California Bill to Recognize More Than Two Parents Upsets Conservatives

Calif. Bill to Recognize More Than Two Parents Upsets Right-Wingers

Sponsor Mark Leno and supporters say such a law would benefit children, but the right wing sees it as 'absurd.'

Log Cabin Deputy to Step Down

Conservative Prodigy Abandons Party Supports Marriage Equality

Conservative Prodigy Abandons Party, Supports Marriage Equality

After being dubbed the wunderkind of the conservative movement, Jonathan Krohn is abandoning the party that embraced him at the Conservative Political Action Conference three years ago.

Senator John Kerry and Representative Barbara Lee Among Most LGBT Supportive Congress Members

Sen. Kerry, Rep. Lee Among Most LGBT-Supportive Congress Members

Democratic senators Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, John Kerry of Massachusetts, and Patty Murray of Washington and California Representative Barbara Lee are the most supportive Congress members when it co

DOJ Wants Supreme Court to Hear DOMA Cases

Will SCOTUS Hear DOMA Cases in 2013?

After the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly found the health care overhaul to be legally sound, the Department of Justice takes an opportunity to advance marriage equality through the court.

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