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.
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.

August 29 2013 2:24 PM ET

Who Are the Most Influential LGBT Media Figures?

Advocate.com Editors

The Advocate is asking LGBT media figures to rank their peers in terms of influence.

IRS to Recognize Legal Same-Sex Marriages for Tax Purposes
August 29 2013 2:15 PM ET

IRS: No Matter Which State, Same-Sex Marriages Recognized

Trudy Ring

As the U.S. government implements the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA, legally wed same-sex couples will be able to file their federal taxes as such.

Activists Demand 'Respect' After Pa. Gov. Compares Same-Sex Couples to Children
August 29 2013 12:39 PM ET

Activists Demand 'Respect' After Pa. Gov. Compares Same-Sex Couples to Children

Sunnivie Brydum

Pennsylvania's governor said marriages between gay and lesbian couples are legally 'meaningless,' like marriages between 12-year-olds. The statewide equality organization was not pleased.

Obama on Class, Race, and LGBTs in King Celebration
August 28 2013 5:53 PM ET

Obama on Class, Race, and LGBTs in King Celebration

Michelle Garcia

President Obama addressed the progress of several groups at the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King's famous speech

August 28 2013 5:46 PM ET

Russian Activist Nikolai Alexseyev Twitter Meltdown?

Following a commentary this morning, the LGBT activist has declared that he'll quit activism, and maybe assassinate Out.com's opinion writer

August 28 2013 4:45 PM ET

Chess Master Garry Kasparov: Let's Boycott Putin at the Sochi Olympics

The greatest chess player in history lends his voice to the protest against the country's 'homosexual propaganda' law

Illinois: Former Republican Leader Joins Marriage Equality Fight
August 28 2013 4:44 PM ET

Illinois: Former Republican Leader Joins Marriage Equality Fight

Michelle Garcia

Ousted Republican Party leader Pat Brady finds a new partner in the ACLU.

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