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.
WATCH: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill
March 07 2013 8:03 PM ET

WATCH: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The California Democrat took to Twitter's video service, Vine, to document the first bill he submitted as the first LGBT person of color in Congress.

Antigay Rap Video ‘Rated T for Tolerance’ Goes Viral
March 07 2013 7:53 PM ET

The Most Ludicrous Antigay 'Rap' You'll Ever See

Clea Kim

Months after if was first posted, an antigay YouTube video has recently resurfaced online.

Tennessee Republicans Say Therapists Shouldn't Have to Help Gay People
March 07 2013 4:44 PM ET

Tennessee GOP: Therapists Shouldn't Have to Help Gays

Lucas Grindley

A new bill gives students learning to become counselors the ability to object to helping LGBT patients on religious grounds.

Michigan Judge Tells Lesbian Moms He Can't Help Until Supreme Court Rules
March 07 2013 1:26 PM ET

Judge Tells Moms He Can't Help Until Supreme Court Rules

Lucas Grindley

Two moms have been trying for a year to jointly adopt their children but a U.S. District Court judge has opted to wait even longer.

Study: Pro-Marriage Lawmakers Get Reelected Way More Often Than Not
March 06 2013 7:59 PM ET

Study: Pro-Marriage Lawmakers Get Reelected Way More Often Than Not

Lucas Grindley

As more states consider votes over marriage equality, it might be helpful to look back at what it does to reelection prospects.

Michigan Native-American Tribe Could Pass Marriage Equality If Leader Doesn't Veto
March 06 2013 3:21 PM ET

Michigan Native-American Tribe Nears Marriage Equality If Leader Doesn't Veto

Lucas Grindley

The tribal council for the northern Michigan group has given its approval but their leader hasn't yet agreed.

Florist Tells Her Longtime Gay Customer That Jesus Won't Let Her Do His Wedding
March 06 2013 2:10 PM ET

Florist Tells Customer: Jesus Won't Let Me Do Your Wedding

Lucas Grindley

The man's story gained traction on Facebook and led to blowback for the Richland, Washington florist.

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