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.
Could Gay Tourists Abandon Nevada?

Gay Tourists Abandon The Strip?

MGM and Harrahs have spent years marketing to gay consumers -- and both companies fear gay tourism to Vegas will plummet if Gov. Jim Gibbons makes good on his promise to veto the state's domestic-partner benefits bill.

One Foot in the Closet

One Foot in the Closet

Being born in Egypt to a Muslim father and a Christian mother wasn't ideal -- but writer Omar Hassan says his experiences are nothing compared to the torture most LGBT Muslims must endure on a daily basis.

Proper Manners: Outing Closeted Legislators?

Proper Manners: Outing Closeted Legislators?

Proper manners say outing is a violation of a person's privacy and not to do it. But when it comes to antigay politicians who lead double lives, Emily Post might make an exception.

View From the Hill -- Choi

View From the Hill

As stress continues to take its toll on a military stretched to its limits, dismissals of gay soldiers press forward with no sign that the White House has a plan to lift the armed forces' ban.

Extend the Outrage

Extend the Outrage

The recent documentary Outrage exposes the hypocrisy of politicians who live in the closet while voting antigay -- but it also shines a light on the devastation it causes unsuspecting spouses and children.

Activists: White House Lacks Action on DADT

Activists Question Lack of Action on DADT

National security adviser Gen. James Jones has suggested the future of "don't ask, don't tell" is unclear, prompting activists to wonder why the White House isn't focused on repealing the ban on gays in the military.

Fight to the Finish

Fight to the Finish

Is Prop. 8 unconstitutional, or should the voters have a chance to overturn it in 2010? Depends on whom you ask -- just know that some of the big names in marriage equality aren't quite seeing eye to eye.

View From the Hill -- Mainstream Media

View From the Hill

Mainstream media put on a blitzkrieg of coverage aimed at the Obama administration's avoidance of LGBT issues, but the real test of where the administration stands on "don't ask, don't tell" will come next Wednesday.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell... Don't Blow It

Don't Ask, Don't Tell... Don't Blow It

With an impressive first 100 days under his belt, Obama appears to be a friend and ally. But we've been here before with "don't ask, don't tell" -- and Joan M. Garry says this time, we must win.

View From the Hill -- 100 Days

View From the Hill

President Obama's first 100 days showed great potential for LGBT advances, but both he and our LGBT leaders will ultimately be judged by what they accomplish on behalf of our movement.

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