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.
Murphy Moves Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Murphy Moves on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Rep. Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania officially became the lead sponsor on the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal bill on Tuesday night, but he's been stepping up efforts to get the bill moving for months.

Gay Justice

Gay Justice

While Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination is a step forward for diversity, an openly gay Supreme Court member remains a long shot -- unless President Obama bucks the trend.

View From the Hill: The End of DADT?

View From the Hill: The End of DADT?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates revealed that lawyers are exploring ways to ease enforcement of the military's gay ban, but cautioned that the law doesn't leave much wiggle room.

The Faces of Federal Prop. 8

The Faces of Federal Prop. 8

With the federal challenge to Prop. 8 moving full speed ahead, Advocate.com sits down with the two couples named as plaintiffs in the suit.

View From the Hill -- A Presidential Invitation

View From the Hill - A Presidential Invitation

President Barack Obama will have the chance to commit America to the work of providing equality to its LGBT citizens when he addresses activists at a White House reception Monday. Let's hope it doesn't become a missed opportunity.

Polis: I Will Attend the DNC Fundraiser

Polis: I Will Attend the DNC Fund-raiser

Rep. Jared Polis skipped the president's Oval Office signing ceremony last week of an order extending some benefits to gay federal employees' same-sex partners, but he will attend the DNC fund-raiser Thursday. Polis discusses his rationale and the prospects for overturning "don't ask, don't tell" and DOMA.

View From the Hill: The Dems

View From the Hill: The Dems

Despite a last-minute effort from President Obama, for the moment, the LGBT movement -- from big-dollar establishment donors to the grassroots troops -- seems to have turned its proverbial back on the administration.

Berry: Hate Crimes May Pass Next Week

Berry: Hate Crimes May Pass Next Week

The highest ranking LGBT official in the Obama administration told The Advocate Sunday that Hate Crimes might pass next week and that President Obama was soon to announce an initiative regarding equalizing protections and benefits for LGBT employees.

Berry Delivers Stirring Pride Speech

Berry Delivers Stirring Pride Speech

John Berry, the highest-ranking openly LGBT official in the Obama administration, delivered a stirring and poignant appeal to Justice Department employees at their Pride celebration.

Change in a Crowded Field

Change in a Crowded Field

Anthony Woods is a gay African-American Iraq veteran running for a California congressional seat against eight other candidates, but adversity has never stopped him before.

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