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.
Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation
February 11 2013 12:53 PM ET

Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation

Michelle Garcia

The 85-year-old pope will leave the Vatican at the end of February due to declining health.

Lesbian Military Equality Advocate Charlie Morgan Succumbs to Cancer
February 10 2013 5:20 PM ET

LGBT Military Advocate Charlie Morgan Succumbs to Cancer

Sunnivie Brydum

Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan died Sunday, after a long battle with cancer.

Russian MP Threatens Closure of Websites 'Promoting' Homosexuality
February 10 2013 3:55 PM ET

Russian MP Threatens Closure of Websites 'Promoting' Homosexuality

Sunnivie Brydum

A senior Russian politician has threatened to shut down LGBT websites, claiming they "promote homosexuality."

Former Westboro Member Poses for NOH8 Campaign
February 10 2013 1:57 PM ET

Former Westboro Member Poses for NOH8 Campaign

Sunnivie Brydum

Former Westboro Baptist Church member Lauren Drain posed for the pro-equality NOH8 campaign, calling the church a "cult."

Citing Court Cases, Indiana Lawmakers Delay Vote on Marriage Equality Amendment
February 08 2013 7:00 PM ET

Citing Court Cases, Indiana Lawmakers Delay Vote on Marriage Equality Amendment

Trudy Ring

The possibility of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality leads Indiana legislators to postpone a vote on a state constitutional amendment until next year.

Lawrence O'Donnell's 'Last Word' on Gay Marriage in the U.K.
February 08 2013 5:18 PM ET

Lawrence O'Donnell's Last Word on Gay Marriage in the U.K.

Christopher Rudolph

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell draws a line from Oscar Wilde's trial and this week's progress toward marriage equality in the U.K.

Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Senate Vote
February 08 2013 4:23 PM ET

Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Senate Vote

Sunnivie Brydum

Senate Bill 11, an act to establish civil unions, is scheduled for a full vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate on Monday, at which point it will move to the House, also controlled by Democrats. Civil unions could become law as early as May 1.

Ten GOP Senators Sign Brief Supporting DOMA
February 08 2013 1:36 PM ET

Ten GOP Senators Sign Brief Supporting DOMA

Trudy Ring

The 10, who claim no bigotry toward gays, represent less than a quarter of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

Two Republicans Press for Including Gay Couples in Immigration Reform
February 07 2013 7:17 PM ET

Two Republicans Press for Including Gay Couples in Immigration Reform

Lucas Grindley

The Uniting American Families Act was once again introduced in the House this session and will soon return in the Senate.

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