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.
New Poll: LGBT Issues a Civil Rights Matter, Marriage Equality 'Inevitable'
March 13 2013 6:21 PM ET

New Poll: LGBT Issues a Civil Rights Matter, Marriage Equality 'Inevitable'

Trudy Ring

The poll, by a Southern Baptist-affiliated firm, finds many Americans disagreeing with the church's antigay dogma.

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Group Loses Tax-Exempt Status
March 13 2013 4:56 PM ET

'Ex-Gay' Therapy Group Loses Tax-Exempt Status

Trudy Ring

The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality has failed to file required forms for the past three years, says the IRS.

Antigay Attitudes Intensify in Russia
March 13 2013 2:54 PM ET

Poll: 87% of Russians Don't Want Gay Pride in Their City

Trudy Ring

A new study finds Russians more hostile toward LGBT people than they were eight years ago.

New Pope, Argentina Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, Selected
March 13 2013 2:23 PM ET

New Pope, Same as The Old Pope?

Trudy Ring

A new pope was named at the Vatican on Wednesday, and he has definitely made his voice clear on LGBT rights in the past.

Rand Paul: 'Neutral' Laws Alternative to Marriage Equality
March 13 2013 2:01 PM ET

Rand Paul: 'Neutral' Laws Alternative to Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The Republican senator says changes to the tax code and other policies could benefit gay couples without 'redefining' marriage.

Obama Can't Imagine How Marriage Bans Are Constitutional
March 13 2013 1:23 PM ET

Obama Can't Imagine How Marriage Bans Are Constitutional

Sunnivie Brydum

President Obama 'evolved' further on marriage equality this week, telling ABC's George Stephanopoulos that he can't fathom how any state-level ban on marriage equality is constitutional.

N.Z. Parliament One Step From Approving Marriage Equality
March 13 2013 1:09 PM ET

N.Z. Parliament One Step From Approving Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

New Zealand lawmakers gave a second vote of approval to a bill that could establish marriage equality as soon as next month.

Minnesota: Committee Sends Marriage Bill to Senate Floor
March 12 2013 6:41 PM ET

Minnesota: Committee Sends Marriage Bill to Senate Floor

Michelle Garcia

The Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee sent the bill forward with a 5-3 party line vote.

Porn Star Wilfried Knight Commits Suicide After Long Battle With Immigration
March 12 2013 6:35 PM ET

Porn Star Wilfried Knight Commits Suicide After Long Battle With Immigration

Sunnivie Brydum

French native Wilfried Knight died March 5, two weeks after his American husband took his own life, following years of unsuccessful efforts to have their Canadian marriage legally recognized in the U.S.

Rep. Introduces Ex-Gay Friend to Bolster Antimarriage Stance
March 12 2013 4:17 PM ET

Rep. Introduces Ex-Gay Friend to Bolster Antimarriage Stance

Michelle Garcia

Minnesota state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen continues on his quest to prove that homosexuality can be rejected or prayed away.

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