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.
Fewer Americans Say Being Gay Is a Sin
January 11 2013 2:56 PM ET

Fewer Americans Say Being Gay Is a Sin

Trudy Ring

A poll by a Christian-oriented research firm shows a statistically significant drop in the percentage of respondents who say 'homosexual behavior' is sinful.

Republican Political Insiders: Marriage Equality an Issue Best Avoided
January 11 2013 1:23 PM ET

GOP Political Insiders Advise: Steer Clear of Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

'We increasingly look prejudiced, and not a little stupid, on this issue,' says one Republican respondent to a National Journal poll.

WATCH: Editor in Chief on What Took Antigay Pastor Off Inaugural Program
January 11 2013 1:08 PM ET

WATCH: Editor in Chief on What Took Antigay Pastor Off Inaugural Program

Lucas Grindley

The pastor who said it's a choice to be gay, and that gay people can be turned straight, is no longer on the inauguration program. How did that happen so quickly?

The Evolution of Cory Booker From Homophobe to Ally
January 10 2013 8:35 PM ET

The Evolution of Cory Booker From Homophobe to Ally

Lucas Grindley

The Newark mayor wrote frankly during college about what it took for him to stop hating gay people.

A Marriage Equality Proposal
January 10 2013 5:24 PM ET

A Marriage Equality Proposal

Trudy Ring

An Illinois state representative talks about the proposed marriage equality bill and her own marriage proposal.

Gays Blamed for History's Biggest Natural Disaster — Noah's Flood
January 10 2013 4:01 PM ET

Gays Finally Get Blamed for Noah's Flood

Lucas Grindley

"The last straw for God before he brought the flood was when they started writing wedding songs to homosexual marriage," says right-wing minister Scott Lively.

Rhode Island Governor Says He Won't Put Marriage Up for Referendum
January 10 2013 3:17 PM ET

Rhode Island Governor Says He Won't Put Marriage Up for Referendum

Lucas Grindley

Legislators are elected to make such decisions, says Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

Antigay Pastor No Longer on Program for Inauguration
January 10 2013 1:19 PM ET

Antigay Pastor No Longer on Program for Inauguration

Lucas Grindley

Outrage was spreading over a sermon the pastor had once delivered in which he said being gay is choice that leads to damnation and that gays can be turned straight.

Atlanta's Mayor Insists He Didn't Flip-Flop on Marriage Equality
January 10 2013 10:00 AM ET

Atlanta's Mayor Insists He Didn't Flip-Flop on Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The self-proclaimed judge of who is lying and who tells the truth, the PolitiFact website, is calling Atlanta's mayor a flip-flopper for changing his view on marriage equality.

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