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.
ENDA Re-Introduced As Oregon Principal Loses Job for Being Gay
April 25 2013 2:05 PM ET

ENDA Re-Introduced As Oregon Principal Loses Job for Being Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

Legislators reintroduced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in Congress today, but it wasn't soon enough for elementary school principal Tom Klasnic.

France: Confused Antigay Politicians Accidentally Vote For Marriage Equality
April 25 2013 12:33 PM ET

Confused Antigay Politicians in France Want a Do-Over

Sunnivie Brydum

Four members of the French Parliament said they were distracted by "flashing lights" and activity when they cast their vote in favor of marriage equality.

GOP Seeks Revenge on Pro-Equality Iowa Supreme Court Justices
April 25 2013 11:57 AM ET

GOP Seeks Revenge on Pro-Equality Iowa Justices

Sunnivie Brydum

Republican legislators in Iowa proposed an amendment that would cut the pay of four of the state Supreme Court justices who took part in a unanimous ruling in favor of marriage equality in 2009.

Spring Break Family Wedding Adventure: 9 Ceremonies in 8 Days
April 25 2013 9:55 AM ET

Spring Break Family Wedding Adventure: 9 Ceremonies in 8 Days

Invading the nation's capital, Central Park: Kacey Frierson & Chwanda Nixon took their family on a crazy 'I Do Marathon'

Colombian Senate Votes Down Marriage Equality
April 24 2013 8:14 PM ET

Colombian Senate Votes Down Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

There may be hope, however, through court actions.

Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill
April 24 2013 6:32 PM ET

Rhode Island Senate Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Michelle Garcia

Rhode Island is on track to be the 10th state in the U.S. to extend full marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.

April 24 2013 6:00 PM ET

A New Font Takes Marriage Equality Support to the Next Level

View at Gay.net

Download a free-to-use typeface for human rights.

Idaho Revises Requirements for Gender Markers on Driver's Licenses
April 24 2013 4:11 PM ET

Idaho Revises Requirements for Gender Markers on Driver's Licenses

Sunnivie Brydum

The revision makes it easier for transgender people to receive licenses that list their accurate gender.

John Paulk Formally Renounces, Apologizes for Harmful 'Ex-Gay' Movement
April 24 2013 3:15 PM ET

John Paulk Tries Again at Apology Over Ex-Gay Ministry

Sunnivie Brydum

The former ex-gay leader said Christianity changed many things for him, but his sexual orientation wasn't among them.

Happiness and Hate as All Hell Breaks Loose in France
April 24 2013 10:43 AM ET

PHOTOS: Happiness and Hate Breaks Loose in France

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Hours after the French Assembly voted to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, celebrations and protests — and troubling hashtags — spread across the country.

Delaware House Approves Marriage Equality
April 23 2013 8:07 PM ET

Delaware House Approves Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Delaware's House of Representatives approved legislation to establish legal marriage equality Tuesday with a 23-18 vote.

5 GOP Senators Back R.I. Marriage Equality Bill
April 23 2013 4:25 PM ET

5 GOP Senators Back R.I. Marriage Equality Bill

Michelle Garcia

The senate judiciary committee moved the marriage equality bill forward Tuesday for a full floor vote.

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