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.
N.Z. Parliament One Step From Approving Marriage Equality
March 13 2013 1:09 PM ET

N.Z. Parliament One Step From Approving Marriage Equality

Michelle Garcia

New Zealand lawmakers gave a second vote of approval to a bill that could establish marriage equality as soon as next month.

Minnesota: Committee Sends Marriage Bill to Senate Floor
March 12 2013 6:41 PM ET

Minnesota: Committee Sends Marriage Bill to Senate Floor

Michelle Garcia

The Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee sent the bill forward with a 5-3 party line vote.

Porn Star Wilfried Knight Commits Suicide After Long Battle With Immigration
March 12 2013 6:35 PM ET

Porn Star Wilfried Knight Commits Suicide After Long Battle With Immigration

Sunnivie Brydum

French native Wilfried Knight died March 5, two weeks after his American husband took his own life, following years of unsuccessful efforts to have their Canadian marriage legally recognized in the U.S.

Rep. Introduces Ex-Gay Friend to Bolster Antimarriage Stance
March 12 2013 4:17 PM ET

Rep. Introduces Ex-Gay Friend to Bolster Antimarriage Stance

Michelle Garcia

Minnesota state Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen continues on his quest to prove that homosexuality can be rejected or prayed away.

Gay Conservative Blogger Weighs Challenging Lindsey Graham for Senate
March 12 2013 3:49 PM ET

Gay Blogger Weighs Challenging Lindsey Graham for Senate

Michelle Garcia

GOProud founder and Gay Patriot Blogger Bruce M. Carroll may take on conservative Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Vatican Buys Property Including Europe's Biggest Gay Spa
March 12 2013 2:36 PM ET

Vatican Buys Property Including Europe's Biggest Gay Spa

Michelle Garcia

The Vatican paid about $30 million for the property, to house about 19 Catholic priests and church leaders.

WATCH: Minn. Republican Tears Up Over Regret for DOMA Vote
March 12 2013 1:46 PM ET

WATCH: Minn. Republican Tears Up, Regrets DOMA Vote

Michelle Garcia

Former Rep. Lynne Osterman said voting to ban marriage was politically expedient, but unfair to Minnesota's same-sex couples.

Colorado House Passes Civil Unions, Gov. Expected to Sign
March 12 2013 1:25 PM ET

Colorado House Passes Civil Unions

Michelle Garcia

The law is scheduled to go into effect May 1.

Gay Man Named First to Lead Reconstructionist Rabbis
March 12 2013 12:25 PM ET

Gay Man Named First to Lead Reconstructionist Rabbis

Michelle Garcia

Rabbi Jason Klein was elected by his peers to lead the U.S. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association.

Queen Elizabeth 'Stands Up' for Gay Rights Without Mentioning Them
March 11 2013 4:54 PM ET

Queen Elizabeth 'Stands Up' For Gay Rights Without Mentioning Them

Sunnivie Brydum

While Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is being hailed as a progressive leader for signing a new Commonwealth charter that opposes discrimination based on gender, LGBT activists note that the monarch has never actually uttered the words 'gay' or 'lesbian.'

Conservatives Decry High School Production of Gay Biblical Parody Play
March 11 2013 3:46 PM ET

Conservatives Decry High School Production of Gay Biblical Parody

Sunnivie Brydum

Conservative groups are outraged about a Massachusetts high school's production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.

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