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.
Barney Frank Backtracks on His Opposition to Chuck Hagel
January 07 2013 7:01 PM ET

Barney Frank Backtracks; He Now Supports Chuck Hagel

Lucas Grindley

With the new possibility that Barney Frank could join the U.S. Senate, his opinion on whether Chuck Hagel should be confirmed get renewed attention — and a revision.

January 07 2013 7:00 PM ET

LGBT Coloradans Ready for Civil Unions Law

Discharged Gay Service Members to Get Full Separation Pay
January 07 2013 5:35 PM ET

Discharged Gay Service Members Win Pay in Settlement

Trudy Ring

Under a legal settlement announced today, military personnel who saw their separation pay cut in half because they were discharged for being gay will be compensated with the remainder.

No One At The Pentagon Can Read This Story
January 07 2013 5:05 PM ET

Why No One At The Pentagon Can Read This Story

Michelle Garcia

A Department of Defense spokesman says they are investigating censorship of gay and progressive websites on Pentagon computers, but so far the cause looks like "operational security reasons."

Marriage Equality Advocates Rally in Illinois and Look to Next Legislative Session
January 07 2013 4:24 PM ET

Marriage Equality Advocates Rally in Illinois, Look to Next Legislative Session

Trudy Ring

Even though a marriage equality bill stalled in the legislature last week, advocates are optimistic about its chances in the new session, which begins Wednesday.

White House Comes to Hagels Defense After Gay GOP Group Blasts Him
January 07 2013 3:23 PM ET January 07 2013 6:20 PM ET

White House Comes to Chuck Hagel's Defense

Neal Broverman

The former senator and Obama's pick for secretary of Defense creates a firestorm thanks to his dubious gay rights record.

Supreme Court Sets Dates for DOMA and Proposition 8 Cases
January 07 2013 2:26 PM ET

Supreme Court Sets Dates for DOMA, Prop. 8 Cases

Neal Broverman

We're less than three months away from the Supreme Court weighing in on the legality of marriage equality and the Defense of Marriage Act: the high court scheduled oral arguments on March 26 for th

Wingnut Website Whips Up War Over Neil Patrick Harris
January 06 2013 11:24 PM ET

Wingnut Website Whips Up War Over Neil Patrick Harris

Neal Broverman

A website is working to convince its readers that CBS is mocking Christianity by featuring Neil Patrick Harris in its Super Bowl ads.

Italian Premier Cagey on Marriage Equality
January 06 2013 8:04 PM ET

Italian Premier Cagey on Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Marriage equality is the domain of the parliament, Italian premier Mario Monti told a television network on Sunday.

Jake Shears Weighs In on Banks F Word Use
January 06 2013 7:17 PM ET

Jake Shears Weighs In on Banks's F Word Use

Neal Broverman

It doesn't look like people will soon forget rapper Azea

Bryan Fischer Claims Flaming Gays Will Sue Christian Businesses After ENDA
January 06 2013 1:24 PM ET

Fischer: With ENDA, 'Flaming' Gays Will Sue Christian Businesses

Neal Broverman

The AFA's Bryan Fischer claimed on his radio show that ENDA will lead to "flaming homosexuals" storming Christian bookstores and demanding jobs.

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