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.
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.

View From Washington: DADT 2010?

View From Washington: DADT 2010?

COMMENTARY: Even as President Bill Clinton begins to open up on LGBT issues, the question becomes whether LGBT rights can compete with health and immigration reform.

Maine Moves Into High Gear

Maine Moves Into High Gear

In a campaign that promises to go down to the wire, Maine voters will be the first to weigh in on marriage equality since the vote on Proposition 8.

All Eyes on Maine

All Eyes on Maine

As LGBT activists discuss how and when to restore the freedom to marry in California, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lorri Jean says all eyes need to be on marriage in Maine.

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

Gay Americans have long been denied the right to live at home with their noncitizen partners. But Congress may finally be on the verge of changing all that. 

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