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.
Fox News Asks Whether Gay Marriage Was Overplayed on TV
April 04 2013 12:09 PM ET

Fox News Asks Whether Marriage Equality Was Overplayed on TV

Lucas Grindley

Fox News wants to know whether it the mainstream media suffered from marriage equality overkill while two landmark cases were presented to the Supreme Court.

Virginia's Ken Cuccinelli Defends Law Against Sodomy
April 04 2013 11:56 AM ET

Virginia's Ken Cuccinelli Defends Law Against Sodomy

Lucas Grindley

A guiding judicial ruling in the LGBT rights movement is indirectly being challenged with the sordid case of a 47-year-old man and teenage girl.

Gay Son of GOP Congressman Defends Dad's Opposition to Marriage Equality
April 03 2013 6:41 PM ET

Gay Son of GOP Congressman Defends Dad's Opposition to Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Matt Salmon, the former president of Arizona's chapter of Log Cabin Republicans, says his father is a tolerant man.

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Mixes Marriage Equality, Bestiality, and Gun Control
April 03 2013 4:41 PM ET

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Mixes Marriage Equality, Bestiality, and Gun Control

Trudy Ring

The congressman, on a conference call with a right-wing group, said gun regulation and marriage equality are both slippery slopes, with the latter leading to legalized bestiality.

GLAAD to Honor Bill Clinton With Award
April 03 2013 4:17 PM ET

GLAAD to Honor Bill Clinton With Award

Neal Broverman

Both loved and loathed by LGBT activists, Bill Clinton will be honored in Los Angeles by the media watchdog group.

WATCH: Rock Band Garbage Stops Concert for Same-Sex Marriage Proposal
April 03 2013 2:02 PM ET

WATCH: Rock Band Garbage Stops Concert for Marriage Proposal

Jase Peeples

Singer Shirley Manson interrupted her band’s Detroit show to allow one gay fan the opportunity to propose to his boyfriend onstage.

Uruguay Senate Passes Marriage Equality
April 02 2013 5:37 PM ET

Uruguay Senate Passes Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

The Uruguay Senate passed marriage equality legislation Tuesday, poising the country to become the 15th in the world to have some form of same-sex relationship recognition.

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk Supports Marriage Equality
April 02 2013 1:31 PM ET

Republican Sen. Mark Kirk Supports Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois announced his support for marriage equality Tuesday, making him the second sitting Republican U.S. senator to endorse the right to marry for all couples.

Delaware's Congressional Delegation Supports Marriage
April 02 2013 12:11 PM ET

Delaware's Congressional Delegation Supports Marriage

Michelle Garcia

Both of Delaware's U.S. senators as well as its only member of the House have all expressed support for marriage equality.

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