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.
Congress Considers Partial DOMA Repeal

Congressional Leaders Mull Partial DOMA Repeal

Some Congressional members are considering repealing part of the Defense of Marriage Act, allowing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages.

View from the Hill

View From the Hill

Some Vermont legislators who voted to legalize same-sex marriage may fear losing their seats, but Massachusetts and New York voters have reelected nearly every pol who's voted for marriage equality in those states.

The Presidential Office of Missed Opportunity

The White House Office of Missed Opportunity

While President Obama traveled abroad, the marriage-equality landscape underwent a tectonic shift. But his administration is still too firmly rooted in last year's campaign mode to absorb the change.

History in the Making

Taking Back the Workplace

In the 1950s, Frank Kameny was fired from his job in the Army Map Service for "sexual perversion." Now he's watching an openly gay man run the very office once responsible for scrubbing gays from the government.

Time to Reset Our Revolution

Time to Reset Our Revolution

COMMENTARY: A bold agenda that would provide full equality for all LGBT people is currently gaining ground outside gay organizations and politicians -- Lane Hudson says it might be what our movement needs.

Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

A gay Minnesota legislator from a conservative district says there are bigger priorities than marriage equality -- like saving the English language.

Sexual Resolution

Sexual Resolution

The Obama administration's decision to support the U.N. declaration to decriminalize homosexuality is cause to celebrate -- and cause for gay rights activists to hold the new president accountable for real change.

Will AIG Paralyze Progressive Reform?

Will AIG Paralyze Progressive Reform?

Public outrage over $165 million in bonuses for AIG executives shifted this week to scrutiny of the Obama administration and Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner.

Pennsylvania Gays Rock the Dome

Pennsylvania Gays Rock the Dome

Hundreds of LGBT Pennsylvanians gathered Tuesday at the state capitol to demand passage of a bill that would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing, and accommodations.

Legal Case Looms for Department of Justice

Legal Case Looms for Justice Department

Maj. Margaret Witt is challenging the Air Force's attempt to discharge her under DADT, likely forcing the Obama administration to take its first official action on the ban against gays and lesbians serving openly.

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