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.
LGBT Americans Face Unfair Laws and Stigma

Report: LGBT Americans Face Unfair Laws, Stigma

A new report finds that LGBT Americans face a patchwork of conflicting federal and state laws which stand in the way of their being fully equal citizens.

Gov Romney Didnt Know Gay People Had Families

Gov. Romney Didn't Know Gay People Had Families

While his state's high court considered the case that led to marriage equality in Massachusetts, Gov. Mitt Romney told the plaintiff he didn't care what reason she gave her daughter as to why her moms couldn't marry.

Barney Frank on Why He Compared the Log Cabin Republicans to Uncle Tom

Barney Frank On The Whole 'Uncle Tom' Thing

Rep. Barney Frank's statement after publicly calling the Log Cabin Republicans a group of "Uncle Toms."

Republican Leaders Asked to Skip Values Voters Summit

Republican Leaders Asked to Skip Values Voters Summit

A letter asks Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and others to decline an invitation to speak at the event hosted by the antigay Family Research Council.

WATCH Wanda Sykes Explains Why the GOP Hates Her

WATCH: Wanda Sykes Explains Why the GOP Hates Her

Outspoken comic Wanda Sykes says that as a black, gay woman "the only way to make the GOP hate me more is if I sent them a video of me rolling around on a pile of welfare checks."

Concerns Raised Over Mental Health of Gay Detainee

Concerns Raised Over Gay Detainee's Mental Health

Friends and relatives of an undocumented immigrant who fled antigay violence in Peru fear he is not receiving proper treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

WATCH Barney Frank Calls Log Cabin Republicans Uncle Toms

WATCH: Barney Frank Slams Log Cabin With 'Uncle Tom' Comment

The comparison prompted a response from Log Cabin and some distancing remarks from LGBT leaders.

Paul Ryan Helped Kill Trans Inclusive ENDA

Paul Ryan Helped Kill Trans-Inclusive ENDA

The Republican VP nominee voted for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in 2007 but said he couldn't support the legislation if it included protections for transgender Americans.

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