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.
Veteran, DADT Advocate, Darren Manzella Killed in Car Crash
August 31 2013 1:37 PM ET

Veteran, DADT Advocate, Darren Manzella Killed

Michelle Garcia

Darren Manzella was killed in a car crash in upstate New York on Thursday.

Bar Owner Ordered To Pay For Asking Trans Patrons to Leave
August 31 2013 1:05 PM ET

Bar Owner Ordered To Pay For Asking Trans Patrons to Leave

Michelle Garcia

The owner of a Portland, Ore., bar will have to pay $400,000 to 11 patrons for discriminating against them.

Archbishop of Canterbury: Homophobia Wrong, But Marriage Rights Not OK
August 30 2013 6:26 PM ET

Archbishop of Canterbury: Homophobia Wrong, But Marriage Rights Not OK

Trudy Ring

The leader of the Anglican Communion continues to oppose marriage equality but says he'll listen to other views.

Ginsburg to Be First High Court Justice Performing Same-Sex Marriage
August 30 2013 5:18 PM ET

A First: Justice Ginsburg to Perform Same-Sex Marriage

Trudy Ring

It won't be a 'skim-milk marriage' Saturday as Ginsburg officiates the wedding of a D.C. arts executive and an economist.

Booker Queried on Gay Rumors: Is the Personal Political?
August 30 2013 3:06 PM ET

WATCH: Cory Booker Queried on Gay Rumors

Trudy Ring

'If you were gay, why would you not just come out?' Chris Hayes says to Cory Booker.

Liz Cheney: 'Not Pro-Gay Marriage'
August 30 2013 2:20 PM ET

Liz Cheney: 'Not Pro-Gay Marriage'

Trudy Ring

Cheney takes the position even though she has a lesbian sister, and a father, the former vice president, who supports marriage equality.

Tell Pat Robertson to 'Stuff It,' Says Columnist
August 30 2013 1:27 PM ET

WATCH: Time for Pat Robertson to 'Stuff It'

Trudy Ring

Commentator Jonathan Capehart called on faith leaders to condemn the homophobia of Robertson and his ilk.

Judge: Denial of Equal Veterans' Benefits Unconstitutional
August 30 2013 12:10 PM ET

Judge: Denial of Equal Veterans' Benefits Unconstitutional

Trudy Ring

A California judge rules in the case of a lesbian veteran whose marriage was not recognized by the VA; it may lead to equal benefits for all same-sex couples.

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause
August 30 2013 6:00 AM ET

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause

Roman Feeser

Pennsylvania's first openly gay elected official on being an out athlete, Russia's antigay Winter Olympics, and serving the Northeast's lone marriage equality holdout.

Frankfort Becomes Fifth Ky. City With Antidiscrimination Ordinance
August 29 2013 4:52 PM ET

Frankfort Becomes Fifth Ky. City With Antidiscrimination Ordinance

Sunnivie Brydum

The state capital passed an LGBT-inclusive 'fairness ordinance' by a vote of 3-2 this morning.

New Mexico Republican: Gays Should Stop 'Whoring Around,' Marry Women
August 29 2013 3:36 PM ET

New Mexico Republican: Gays Should Stop 'Whoring Around,' Marry Women

Sunnivie Brydum

Sen. William Sharer pointed to Alexander the Great and Pocahontas as proof that marriage is only intended for a man and a woman.

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