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.
Senators Ask Obama for Executive Order Banning LGBT Employment Discrimination by Federal Contractors
February 14 2013 4:24 PM ET

Senators Call on Obama to Act Against Discrimination

Sunnivie Brydum

Democratic Senators from across the country called on President Obama for an executive order barring employment discrimination against LGBT people by federal contractors.

WATCH: 'God Made a Gay Man' Proclaims 'It's Great to Be Gay'
February 14 2013 3:27 PM ET

WATCH: 'God Made a Gay Man' 

Sunnivie Brydum

Gay publication Crew magazine produced a video commending the resilience, creativity, and pride of gay men.

Oregon Launches Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative
February 14 2013 2:57 PM ET

Oregon Launches Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative

Sunnivie Brydum

Oregon United for Marriage today announced its intent to put marriage equality legislation before Oregon voters in 2014.

The Right Way to Capture Love
February 14 2013 5:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: The Right Way to Capture Love

Michelle Garcia

Two veterans of the wedding industry realize that wedding photography for same-sex couples just isn't a cookie-cutter endeavor.

AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops
February 13 2013 10:08 PM ET

AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops

Neal Broverman

The AFA is offended LGBT soldiers could be buried at Arlington cemetery.

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union
February 13 2013 7:09 PM ET

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union

Neal Broverman

The conservative firebrand, who threatened the president's life at one point, somehow got an invite to the SOTU.

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Sec. of Defense
February 13 2013 3:37 PM ET February 13 2013 10:27 PM ET

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary

Neal Broverman

The out senator says our nation's security is paramount.

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans
February 12 2013 11:54 PM ET

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans

Lucas Grindley

LGBT Americans were mentioned more than once during the State of the Union address, but activists might still be disappointed.

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