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.
Polis Makes Progress on Iraqi LGBT Rights

Polis Makes Progress on Iraqi LGBT Rights

Rep. Jared Polis has received a letter from Iraqi officials regarding reports of LGBT executions in the country, and he has sent a letter calling on the new U.S. ambassador to the country to investigate the charges.

Obama's First 100 Days Prove Inclusive

Obama's First 100 Days Prove Inclusive

Though the president's first 100 days did not include the signing of major LGBT legislation, advocates say the Administration has set the stage for a string of LGBT wins.

View From the Hill - Hate Crimes

View From the Hill

Washington debates hate crimes and a slew of ads -- bad, good, and campy -- hit the airwaves on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.

First Lady Attends Berry's Swearing In

First Lady Attends Berry Swearing In

John Berry was officially sworn in Thursday as director of the Office of Personnel Management at an event attended by First Lady Michelle Obama and a who's who of Washington LGBTs.

View From the Hill

Gay conservatives took center stage in Washington this week with the launch of GOProud, a Log Cabin convention, and marriage-equality endorsements from almost-first daughter Meghan McCain and former McCain strategist Steve Schmidt.

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.

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