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.
The Chuck Hagel Stand-Off Ends With Apology to Gay Ambassador

Stand-Off Ends With Apology to Gay Ambassador

How the former Republican senator responded in the late '90s to an openly gay nominee for ambassador became a sticking point among activists when his name was floated for Defense Secretary.

Secretary Kerry, and Sen. Frank?

Secretary Kerry, and Sen. Frank?

The out Massachusetts Democratic congressman isn't saying he'd accept a temporary post as U.S. senator, and he isn't saying he'd turn it down either.

LGBT Marching Band Returns to Obama's Inaugural Parade

Obama's Inaugural to Include LGBT Marching Band

The Lesbian and Gay Band Association will march in the 57th inaugural parade following the swearing in of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Pro LGBT Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye Dead at 88

Pro-LGBT Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye Dead at 88

Hawaii's much-loved Daniel Inouye, the second-longest serving Senator, died on Monday at age 88.

Successor to Senator Jim DeMint Is His Equal in Antigay Views

Sen. Jim DeMint's Successor, Tim Scott, Equally Antigay

Tim Scott, appointed to replace Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate, is just as antigay as DeMint but not as iconoclastic.

Rep. Tim Scott to Succeed Jim DeMint in Senate

New Jersey Lawmakers Move to Tackle Conversion Therapy
December 17 2012 2:58 PM ET

N.J. Lawmakers Fight 'Ex-Gay' Therapy; Will Christie Veto?

Senate President Steve Sweeney said he hopes Governor Chris Christie, who vetoed marriage equality legislation, will support the ban on therapy that seeks to “change” the sexual orientation of minors.

WATCH: The Story of How DOMA Affects One Binational Couple

How DOMA Affects One Binational Couple

As the Supreme Court considers whether the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional, activists are highlighting some of its harmful effects on same-sex couples.

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