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.
Delaware Unveils Marriage Equality Bill
April 11 2013 2:26 PM ET

Delaware Unveils Marriage Equality Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The strongly democratic state would be the tenth to legalize marriage equality.

WATCH: Gay Man Arrested in Mo. for Refusing to Leave Partner's Hospital Bedside
April 11 2013 12:23 PM ET April 11 2013 7:03 PM ET

Man Refuses to Leave Partner's Hospital Room, Gets Arrested

Sunnivie Brydum

Robert Gorley says hospital staff at Research Medical Center in Kansas City had him arrested and issued a restraining order when he refused to leave his partner's hospital room.

WATCH: Oklahoma Democrats Walk Out on Antigay Vote
April 10 2013 6:34 PM ET

WATCH: Oklahoma Democrats Walk Out on Antigay Vote

Sunnivie Brydum

Sixteen democratic state representatives refused to vote on a resolution reiterating the state's constitutional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.

Leaders Predict Immigration Bill Will Exclude LGBT Protections
April 10 2013 5:41 PM ET

Leaders Predict Immigration Bill Will Exclude LGBT Protections

Michelle Garcia

Same-sex couples and LGBT families will likely not be included in a sweeping immigration reform bill expected to be introduced by the Senate this week.

California Bans Insurance Discrimination Against Trans Patients
April 10 2013 5:13 PM ET

California Bans Insurance Discrimination Against Trans Patients

Sunnivie Brydum

With a clarifying directive, California becomes the third state (plus Washington, D.C.) to expressly prohibit discrimination against transgender people in health insurance coverage.

On the Radar: 7 More Notables Shaping the LGBT Conversation
April 10 2013 5:08 PM ET

On the Radar: 7 More Notables Shaping the LGBT Conversation

From the Outserve-SLDN executive to people raising millions for political causes, here's a list of other movers and shakers who may be moving on up the Out Power List

April 10 2013 4:08 PM ET

WATCH: In Bed with the Cutest Gay Marine Couple Ever!

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Wake up with Russ and Matt, your favorite gay Marines, in their latest YouTube video.

WATCH: Gay Marine Capt. and Fiancé Explain DOMA Damage
April 10 2013 2:55 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Marine Capt. and Fiancé Decry DOMA Damage

Sunnivie Brydum

Out marine Capt. Matthew Phelps explains how DOMA prohibits he and his soon-to-be-husband, Ben Schock, from living together on-base while he serves his country.

RNC Heads to Hollywood To Vote on Antigay Marriage Resolution
April 10 2013 2:23 PM ET

RNC Heads to Hollywood To Vote on Antigay Resolution

Sunnivie Brydum

Despite calls to be more inclusive, the Republican National Committee is set to double-down on its opposition to marriage equality.

Delaware Governor on Marriage Equality: 'It Can Happen This Year'
April 10 2013 1:58 PM ET

Delaware Governor on Marriage Equality: 'It Can Happen This Year'

Lucas Grindley

A bill to legalize same-sex marriage is expected to be introduced soon in the state legislature.

Washington State Sues Florist for Refusing Gay Couple's Wedding
April 10 2013 1:39 PM ET

Washington State Sues Florist for Refusing Gay Couple's Wedding

Sunnivie Brydum

The state's attorney general contends that a local florist's refusal to provide flowers for a gay wedding violates the state's antidiscrimination law.

French Senate Votes to Support Marriage Equality
April 10 2013 12:29 PM ET

French Senate Votes to Support Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Senate approved Article 1 of marriage equality legislation by a vote of 179-157 late Tuesday night.

Who's On Top: Out's Power List 2013
April 10 2013 11:14 AM ET

Who's On Top: Out's Power List 2013

The 7th annual ranked list of the gay men and women whose power and prestige is instrumental in influencing the way Americans think about, and engage with, the world

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