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.
Retraction of ExGay Study May Affect Prop 8 Trial

Scratch That: No Such Thing as Ex-Gay

Robert Spitzer's recent retraction of his 2001 study suggesting so-called ex-gay therapy can be effective may be a gateway to striking down Proposition 8 in court.

Video: N.C. Senator Kay Hagan Slams Amendment One

With less than two weeks to go before North Carolina voters decide Amendment One, U.S. senator Kay Hagan has offered video testimony as to why it should be rejected.

What Exactly Are President Obama Second Term Socks

Waiting for President Obama's "Second-Term Socks"

What exactly was the punchline when President Obama kidded during an interview released today with Rolling Stone that a pair of pink socks might have to wait to be worn until his second term?

Is Mitt Romney Not Christian Enough for Liberty University

Is Mitt Romney Not Christian Enough for Liberty University?

Is Mitt Romney Not Christian Enough for Liberty University?

HRC to Romney Ditch AntiLGBT Finance Chair

HRC to Romney: Ditch Anti-LGBT Finance Chair

The Human Rights Campaign and supporters are calling on Mitt Romney to fire his national finance chair, Frank VanderSloot, who has a record of antigay activities.

Kentucky Disabled Gay Couple Ejected From Pool

Kentucky: Disabled Gay Couple Ejected From Pool

A gay couple in Hazard, Ky., was ejected from a public recreation facility, sparking outrage from local LGBT organizations and allies.

Gibbs ENDA Still a Priority for Obama

Gibbs: ENDA Still a Priority

Gibbs would not discuss whether President Obama would mention any legislation in his State of the Union.

Adviser Obama to Call for DADT Repeal

Adviser Obama to Call for DADT Repeal

The White House press secretary had confirmed “don’t ask, don’t tell” was likely to be included.

Why I’m Marching

Why I'm Marching

COMMENTARY: At first he thought the march on Washington planned for October was ill-timed and ill-advised, but Michelangelo Signorile now says there couldn't be a better time to take to the National Mall en masse.

View From Washington: Jurisprudence

View From Washington: Jurisprudence

Just three years since New York's high court used procreation as a reason to block gays from marrying, the U.S. government has begun to dismantle that argument.

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