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.
Right-Wingers: Court Doesn't Change God's Law
June 26 2013 11:55 AM ET

Right-Wingers: Court Doesn't Change God's Law

Trudy Ring

Michele Bachmann and others cited the Bible and the 'best interest of children' in denouncing today's rulings.

In 5 Years, Marriage Equality In All 50 States?
June 26 2013 11:49 AM ET

In 5 Years, Marriage Equality In All 50 States?

Sunnivie Brydum

LGBT organizations around the nation lauded today's landmark victories at the Supreme Court and stressed the work yet to be done to ensure full federal equality for LGBT Americans.

5 Quotes Best From Chief Justice Roberts's Opinion on Prop. 8
June 26 2013 11:40 AM ET

5 Best Quotes From Roberts's Opinion on Prop. 8

Michelle Garcia

Chief Justice Roberts wrote the majority opinion that the proponents of Proposition 8, a private group, did not have standing to defend the law.

8 Best Quotes From Kennedy's Opinion on DOMA
June 26 2013 11:30 AM ET

8 Best Quotes From Kennedy's Opinion on DOMA

Michelle Garcia

A few big points that Justice Kennedy made in his opinion on the Windsor case on Wednesday.

June 26 2013 11:30 AM ET

When Edie Windsor Learned She Won

Ariel Levy reports: Everyone 'exploded in screams and sobs when the ruling came down'

PHOTOS: On the Steps of the Supreme Court
June 26 2013 10:15 AM ET

PHOTOS: On the Steps of the Supreme Court

Advocate.com Editors

Activists and plaintiffs in the two marriage equality cases descend on the Supreme Court Wednesday morning.

SUPREME COURT ISSUES LANDMARK LGBT RULINGS
June 26 2013 10:10 AM ET June 20 2014 8:36 PM ET

DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL; CALIFORNIA BAN ON MARRIAGE DEAD

Advocate.com Editors

The Supreme Court made history today by deciding two landmark cases on LGBT equality today with far-reaching implications.

DOMA Timeline: How Did This Happen?
June 26 2013 4:01 AM ET

DOMA Timeline: How Did This Happen?

Edie Windsor is challenging a law that was born from a bad political compromise.

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here?
June 26 2013 4:00 AM ET

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here?

The path to the Supreme Court for Californians who want to get married included a judge outed, high-powered lawyers, and even Brad Pitt.

DECISION DAY: LGBT AMERICANS WAIT ANXIOUSLY FOR 'LEGITIMACY'
June 26 2013 1:10 AM ET

From Wedding Day to 'Decision Day'

Lucas Grindley

When the Supreme Court rules today at 10 a.m. ET, lives of LGBT Americans could change forever.

Obama May Tread Carefully on Gay Rights in Africa
June 25 2013 7:40 PM ET

Obama May Tread Carefully on Gay Rights in Africa

Jase Peeples

Advocates are hopeful the president will address rights for LGBT people when he visits three African nations later this week.

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