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.
Outrageous Antigay Rant Marks Lincoln City Council Meeting

WATCH: Outrageous Antigay Rant in Lincoln, Neb.

Gays are responsible for genocide and treason, says speaker.

House Republicans Retaliate for Pro-Marriage Stance From Obama

House GOP Retaliates Against Obama With DOMA Bill

Republicans wasted no time reacting to the president's pro-marriage stance with new legislation.

Federal LGBT Workers Will Be Asked to Come Out in a Survey

Federal LGBT Workers Will Be Asked to Come Out — In a Survey

For the first time, federal workers are going to be asked two important things: if they're lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender and if they're happy with their jobs. 

San Diego Gets the Worlds First Harvey Milk Street

San Diego Gets the World's First Harvey Milk Street

Yesterday the San Diego City Council unanimously voted to name a street after LGBT civil rights pioneer Harvey Milk, becoming the first city in the country to do so.

Vice President Biden Comfortable with Marriage Equality

Vice President Biden Supports Marriage Equality

"I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties," Biden said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press.

Lou Engle Spins Civil War Metaphor on Gay Rights

Lou Engle's Civil War Metaphor on Gay Rights

Lou Engle, the conservative Christian minister and leader of prayer extravaganza The Call, urged supporters this week to A: show up to his next rally in Virginia, and B: to “restrain” the “homosexual agenda” across the Potomac as confederate military generals fought against the powers-that-be in Washington, D.C. Right Wing Watch reports:

First Russian Fined for Supposed Gay Propaganda

First Russian Fined for 'Gay Propaganda'

Nikolai Alexeyev, a prominent gay activist in Russia, has become the first person fined for the new crime of spreading gay “propaganda,” the Associated Press reports. A Russian court fined Alexeyev $170 for violating the new law. He said he plans to appeal. The judge in the case has not yet presented the grounds for the decision but expects to release the information next week.

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