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.
Senate Introduces LGBT-Inclusive Domestic Violence Act
February 05 2013 4:55 PM ET

Senate Introduces LGBT-Inclusive Domestic Violence Act

Michelle Garcia

The Senate will most likely vote on an LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act this week.

U.K. Marriage Equality Bill Advances
February 05 2013 4:41 PM ET

U.K. Marriage Equality Bill Advances

Trudy Ring

The House of Commons approved the measure today; the House of Lords is next to vote.

Breaking: Military to Extend Some Benefits to Gay Partners
February 05 2013 4:13 PM ET November 14 2013 9:05 PM ET

Military to Extend Some Benefits to Gay Partners

Michelle Garcia

Leon Panetta's last week as Defense secretary will see the extension of some partner benefits to gay military personnel.

February 05 2013 1:45 PM ET

R.I. Attorneys Endorse Marriage Equality

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Brendon Ayanbadejo: Super Bowl Champ for Marriage Equality
February 05 2013 1:25 PM ET

Brendon Ayanbadejo: Super Bowl Champ for Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

The day after the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo used the win to make another push for marriage equality.

1.4 Million Signatures Delivered to Boy Scouts
February 05 2013 1:07 PM ET

1.4 Million Signatures Delivered to Boy Scouts

Michelle Garcia

Gay scouts, leaders, and their straight allies delivered a petition to the BSA's board urging the group to change its antigay policy.

Elderly Chinese Couple 'Weds' to Delight of Public
February 04 2013 6:24 PM ET

Elderly Chinese Couple 'Weds' to Delight of Public

Neal Broverman

A former teacher commits himself to a onetime water delivery man in China.

Could a Gay Republican Be L.A.'s Next Mayor?
February 04 2013 3:47 PM ET

Could a Gay Republican Be L.A.'s Next Mayor?

Neal Broverman

Los Angeles's demographics will make it very hard for Kevin James.

February 04 2013 3:46 PM ET

Unveiling the Tyler Clementi Center at Rutgers University

Members of the Clementi family and representatives of the Clementi Foundation will dedicate the ac

WATCH: Reid Blast GOP for Blaming Gays on Immigration Bill Resistance
February 03 2013 6:00 PM ET

WATCH: Reid Blasts GOP for Scapegoating Gays on Immigration

Neal Broverman

The Nevada senator takes Republicans to task over their resistance to immigration reform.

WATCH: John Kerry Notes Gay Rights Progress in Senate
February 01 2013 11:06 PM ET

WATCH: John Kerry Notes Gay Rights Progress in Senate

Trudy Ring

Kerry was one of only 14 U.S. senators who voted against DOMA in 1996. Now, as he leaves the Senate to become secretary of State, the body has its first openly gay member.

Drive for Repeal Vote on Omaha Nondiscrimination Law Falls Short
February 01 2013 10:38 PM ET

Drive for Repeal Vote on Omaha Nondiscrimination Law Falls Short

Trudy Ring

Opponents of the city's LGBT rights ordinance failed to gather enough petition signatures to put a repeal measure before voters in May.

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