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.
Governor Signs Civil Unions Into Law in Colorado
March 21 2013 5:36 PM ET March 22 2013 12:15 PM ET

WATCH: Colorado Makes Civil Unions Official

Lucas Grindley

Although voters had banned same-sex marriage via the state constitution, activists pressed for civil unions and won that fight today.

Church Fears Jedi Could Perform Marriages
March 21 2013 3:40 PM ET

Church Fears Jedi Could Perform Marriages

Jase Peeples

The Free Church of Scotland claims the country’s Marriage and Civil Partnership Bill makes it possible for Star Wars Jedi Knights to perform marriage ceremonies.

Chris Christie Called 'Ignorant' for Being Undecided on Ex-gay Therapy's Merits
March 21 2013 3:08 PM ET

Chris Christie Called 'Ignorant' Over 'Ex-gay' Therapy Bill

Lucas Grindley

A challenger to the New Jersey governor attacked his indecision on whether to sign a ban on "conversion therapy."

MSNBC Hires Another Gay Anchor (Who Just Came Out 2 Years Ago)
March 21 2013 1:55 PM ET

MSNBC Hires Third Gay Host (Who Came Out 2 Years Ago)

Lucas Grindley

The new weekend anchor at MSNBC came out of the closet in a moving column in 2011.

WATCH: Washington Post Hosts Google Hangouts About Marriage Equality
March 21 2013 12:06 PM ET

WATCH: Washington Post Hosts Google Hangouts on Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The Supreme Court will soon consider the constitutionality of Proposition 8 in California and the Defense of Marriage Act nationwide.

Supreme Court Case Lawyer Says It's All About Edie
March 21 2013 5:00 AM ET

It’s All About Edie

Kerry Eleveld

The story of Edith Windsor motivates the lawyer who will argue next week before the Supreme Court that the Defense of Marriage Act should be struck down.

Pope Francis Called Civil Unions 'Lesser of Two Evils'
March 20 2013 6:07 PM ET

Pope Francis Called Civil Unions 'Lesser of Two Evils'

Michelle Garcia

As a cardinal, Pope Francis may have been a little less harsh on LGBT rights.

110 Congress Members Urge Executive Order as ENDA Stopgap
March 20 2013 3:24 PM ET

110 Congress Members Have Message for Obama

Michelle Garcia

An additional 38 Congress members now support an executive order to bar federal contractors from discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation.

WATCH: Jacob Rudolph Testifies Against Reparative Therapy
March 20 2013 2:20 PM ET

WATCH: Viral Video Star Testifies Against Reparative Therapy

Jase Peeples

The New Jersey teen who became a YouTube sensation after his coming-out video went viral urged a state Senate committee to ban gay conversion therapy on minors.