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.
White House Issues Veto Threat on Domestic Violence Bill Lacking LGBT Protections

Obama Threatens Veto If Domestic Violence Bill Excludes Gays

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) should protections for LGBT victims remain absent from the bill's language. The House version of the bill’s reauthorization “fails to include language that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT victims in VAWA grant programs,” according to a White House Statement of Administration Policy (SAP) that lists other perceived major flaws, including the removal of certain protections for immigrants and individuals living in subsidized housing.

Civil Unions Bill Fails in Colorado

Civil Unions Bill Fails in Colorado

Yet another attempt to pass civil unions in Colorado has failed, and apparently not because the legislation lacked the requisite votes. During a special legislative session called by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the GOP-controlled House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee voted 5-4 along party lines against the bill, which prevented a full House vote.

Republican Congressman Says OK to Fire Gays

Republican Congressman Says OK to Fire Gays

James Lankford, a Republican representative from Oklahoma, believes a person should be able to be fired for his or her sexual orientation, according to Think Progress.

Gallup Poll Find New Normal in American on Gay Issues

Gallup: There's a 'New Normal' for Americans on Gay Issues

Gallup is calling acceptance of same-sex couples "the new normal" for Americans, based on its latest polling.

Colorado Lawmakers to Consider Civil Unions Bill Again

Colorado Lawmakers to Consider Civil Unions Bill — Again

Colorado lawmakers are back in session at the behest of Gov. John Hickenlooper on a range of bills, including civil unions legislation that failed to reach debate last week. Why the measure failed to get a vote depends on whom you ask. Advocates and Democrats say that state House Republicans blocked the bill using procedural stall tactics, while GOP leaders said the bill came up too late in the legislative session to be considered.

Al Sharpton Julian Bond and Other Black Leaders Back Obama

Al Sharpton, Julian Bond, and Other Black Leaders' Open Letter to Obama

Four of the country's most influential African-American leaders issued a joint statement yesterday in support of President Obama's new stance championing marriage equality.

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.

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