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.
California Governor Brown Vetoes Multiparent Protection Law

Calif.: Brown Vetoes Multiparent Protection Law

California governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have provided protections for children with more than two parents, explaining he was sympathetic to the families where this applies but

The Supreme Court Could Kill Prop 8 Monday

The Supreme Court Could Kill Prop. 8 Monday

This week California could finally put Prop. 8 behind it and join the six other states with marriage equality. But it's far from a sure thing.

California Officially Bans Ex-Gay Therapy For Youths

Calif. Officially Bans Ex-Gay Therapy For Youths

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to put an end to so-called ex-gay therapy against LGBT youth, making his the first state to protect young people from such practices. 

Homeland Security Directive Will Help Binational Gay Couples Stay Together

New Directive Will Help Binational Gay Couples Stay Together

In immigration proceedings, the federal government will consider same-sex couples families, making it less likely binational couples will be separated by deportation.

Lesbian Prime Minister of Iceland to Retire

Iceland's Lesbian Prime Minister to Retire

Johanna Sigurdardottir, the first openly gay or lesbian head of a national government, announced she will quit politics next year.

Is Canada a Safe Haven for LGBT Iranians?

Researcher Counts Millions of Uses of Gay Slurs on Twitter

Researcher Counts Millions of Uses of Gay Slurs on Twitter

A website calling itself a "social mirror" has found 2.5 million uses of the word "faggot" on Twitter since it started counting in early July.

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