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.
Rep. Says Military Should Repeal DADT's Dishonorable Discharges
June 08 2013 12:55 PM ET

Rep. Says Military Should Repeal DADT's Dishonorable Discharges

Michelle Garcia

Rep. Steve Israel called the practice a 'longtime injustice that needs to be righted.'

Antigay Pol Announces Run for Bachmann's Seat
June 07 2013 10:39 PM ET

Antigay Pol Announces Run for Bachmann's Seat

Trudy Ring

Tom Emmer has views as staunchly anti-LGBT as Michele Bachmann's.

WATCH: Retired Navy SEAL Talks Positive, Negative Reaction to Transition
June 07 2013 8:31 PM ET

WATCH: Retired Navy SEAL Talks Positive, Negative Reaction to Transition

Trudy Ring

Kristin Beck, who revealed her gender transition in a just-published memoir, gave a wide-ranging interview to Anderson Cooper.

Military Moves to Implement Partner Benefits
June 07 2013 6:08 PM ET

Military Moves to Implement Partner Benefits

Trudy Ring

ID cards are expected to be available to same-sex spouses September 1, entitling them to a range of benefits.

Colo. Bakery That Refused Gay Couple's Business Faces Legal Complaint
June 07 2013 5:02 PM ET

Colo. Bakery That Refused Gay Couple's Business Faces Legal Complaint

Trudy Ring

The Colorado Attorney General's office has filed a complaint against the shop that refused to make a gay couple's wedding cake.

WATCH: Gay Kiss Silences Antigay Preacher on Campus
June 07 2013 3:47 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Kiss Silences Antigay Preacher on Campus

Daniel Reynolds

A same-sex kiss elicits hearty applause at a California campus, drowning out a homophobic sermon.

Will Special Session Offer a Chance for Ill. Marriage Equality Bill?
June 07 2013 2:39 PM ET

Will Illinois Special Session Include Marriage Equality?

Trudy Ring

Gov. Pat Quinn has called legislators back to deal with pension reform, but some wonder if they could address marriage too.

June 07 2013 9:33 AM ET

Gay Investigative Reporter Glenn Greenwald Exposed Govt Surveillance

Being a binational same-sex couple has affected this investigative journalist's life in more ways than one—starting with a move to Brazil

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