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.
March 05 2013 7:14 AM ET

No Gay Wedding Boom in Maine

Lesbian Judge Pamela Chen Appointed to Federal Bench
March 05 2013 7:06 AM ET

Lesbian Judge Pamela Chen Appointed to Federal Bench

Michelle Garcia

Judge Pamela Chen was approved by a voice vote for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Outsports Acquired By Mainstream Sports News Company SB Nation
March 05 2013 6:12 AM ET

Outsports Acquired By Mainstream Sports News Company

Michelle Garcia

A new look and partnership for Outsports.

Congresswoman Votes Against VAWA Because of LGBT Inclusiveness
March 05 2013 4:01 AM ET

Congresswoman Says Her No Vote on VAWA Was Over LGBTs

Michelle Garcia

Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said she rejected the VAWA because of its LGBT inclusion.

March 04 2013 9:00 AM ET

Meet the Ex-Pope's Hot, Alleged Gay Boyfriend

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Antigay Scottish Cardinal Admits to Inappropriate Sexual Conduct
March 04 2013 12:11 AM ET

Antigay Cardinal Admits Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

Trudy Ring

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who has been accused of inappropriate conduct with four men, today admitted his behavior 'has fallen below the standards' expected of him.

March 03 2013 10:20 PM ET

Doctors Cure Child Born With HIV

Medical history has been made by US doctors, who appear to have cured an infant born with the AIDS virus

Poland's Lech Walesa Shocks Nation With Antigay Statements
March 03 2013 2:03 PM ET

Poland's Lech Walesa Shocks Nation With Antigay Statements

Trudy Ring

The former president and human rights campaigner said gay people 'must adjust to smaller things.'

Right-Winger's Latest Betes Noires: Gay Athletes and Obama
March 02 2013 7:46 PM ET

Right-Winger's Latest Betes Noires: Gay Athletes and Obama

Trudy Ring

Right-wing leader Bryan Fischer thinks NFL teams would be right in keeping gays away, and President Obama should be impeached for supporting marriage equality.

Illinois Making Marriage Equality Push
March 02 2013 8:23 AM ET

Illinois Making Marriage Equality Push

Trudy Ring

Intensive activist efforts are ongoing in anticipation of a state House vote next week.

Al-Qaeda Decries Obama's Support for Marriage Equality
March 01 2013 8:59 PM ET

Al-Qaeda Decries Obama's Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The terrorist group's English-language magazine says the U.S. has no values.

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