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.
Same-Sex Marriage in New York -- 2009 or 2010?

Same-Sex Marriage in N.Y. -- 2009 or 2010?

New York senate majority leader Malcolm Smith says marriage legislation still doesn't have enough votes in the chamber to pass.

LGBT Immigration Bill Reintroduced to a More Receptive Congress

LGBT Immigration Bill Reintroduced to a More Receptive Congress 

The Uniting American Families Act was reintroduced in both chambers of Congress Thursday -- chief sponsor Rep. Jerrold Nadler promised the first real push to pass the legislation since he first introduced it in 2000.

When Walter Schubert Met Barack Obama

When Walter Schubert Met Barack Obama

Walter Schubert, founder of the Gay Financial Network and chairman of the board of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, gets an audience with President Obama to talk all things stimulus.

Tyler and Olson to Repeat Vows

Robin Tyler and Diane Olson will celebrate Freedom to Marry Day in Beverly Hills Friday by repeating their vows on the courthouse steps.

LGBT Leaders Weigh Obama's Faith-Based Initiative

LGBT Leaders Weigh Obama's Faith-Based Initiative

LGBT activists are riled up over Obama's White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, saying the program lacks anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people.

LGBT Rights on Fast Track at State

Gay Rights on Fast Track at State Dept.

Days after pledging to review policies that discriminate against LGBT employees at the State Department, Secretary Clinton said her staff is reviewing inequities and preparing to make appropriate changes "expeditiously."

Frank’s New Face

Frank’s New Face

Barely over a year since transgender activists labeled Barney Frank a turncoat, he’s hired the first openly transgender legislative staff member on Capitol Hill.

Battling the Military Ban

Battling the Military Ban 

In a bracing new account, historian Nathaniel Frank shows how “don’t ask, don’t tell” has utterly failed. 

Obama's First Days According to Rev. Gene Robinson

Obama's First Days According to Rev. Gene Robinson 

After a busy month of rubbing elbows with Obama and dodging Rick Warren, Rev. V. Gene Robinson takes a look back on his time with the president.

Queers for Palestine?

Queers for Palestine?

Of all the slogans chanted and displayed at anti-Israel rallies over the past month, surely "Queers for Palestine" ranks as the most oxymoronic.

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