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.
DOMA Timeline: How Did This Happen?
June 26 2013 3:01 AM ET

DOMA Timeline: How Did This Happen?

Edie Windsor is challenging a law that was born from a bad political compromise.

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here?
June 26 2013 3:00 AM ET

Proposition 8 Timeline: How Did We Get Here?

The path to the Supreme Court for Californians who want to get married included a judge outed, high-powered lawyers, and even Brad Pitt.

DECISION DAY: LGBT AMERICANS WAIT ANXIOUSLY FOR 'LEGITIMACY'
June 26 2013 12:10 AM ET

From Wedding Day to 'Decision Day'

Lucas Grindley

When the Supreme Court rules today at 10 a.m. ET, lives of LGBT Americans could change forever.

Obama May Tread Carefully on Gay Rights in Africa
June 25 2013 6:40 PM ET

Obama May Tread Carefully on Gay Rights in Africa

Jase Peeples

Advocates are hopeful the president will address rights for LGBT people when he visits three African nations later this week.

United for Marriage Interactive Map
June 25 2013 1:12 PM ET

Interactive Map: Rallies and Protests for Day of Decision

Jase Peeples

Where will you be on Decision Day? Find a rally point near you to celebrate this historic moment.

WATCH: Scotland Pushes for Marriage Equality With New Ad
June 25 2013 12:28 PM ET

WATCH: Scotland Pushes for Marriage Equality With New Ad

Jase Peeples

Celebrity Scots participate in a new video supporting same-sex marriage.

SUPREME COURT: TOMORROW IS DECISION DAY
June 25 2013 9:37 AM ET

SUPREME COURT NAMES FINAL DECISION DAY

Sunnivie Brydum

The Supreme Court will rule on two landmark marriage equality cases at 10 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday.

Allyson Robinson to Continue as OutServe-SLDN Director for 'Near Term'
June 24 2013 6:21 PM ET

OutServe-SLDN's Allyson Robinson on Her Reported Ouster

Sunnivie Brydum

Allyson Robinson says she will be stepping down as executive director of the LGBT military advocacy group "of her own accord," but will continue to lead "in the near term."

Irish Could Vote on Marriage Equality Next Year, Says Deputy Prime Minister
June 24 2013 4:37 PM ET

Irish Could Vote on Marriage Equality Next Year

Sunnivie Brydum

Marriage equality might be coming to Ireland, according to the nation's deputy prime minister.

Michigan Moves Toward Marriage Equality
June 24 2013 12:36 PM ET

Michigan Moves Toward Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A package of four bills introduced today could bring marriage equality to the Great Lakes State.

Out Congresspeople, Republicans Pose for No H8 Campaign
June 24 2013 12:19 PM ET

Republican and Out Members of Congress Say 'No H8'

Sunnivie Brydum

In new photos released today, the No H8 campaign added 67 additional supporters from the U.S. Congress — including the campaign's first U.S. senators and a Republican member of Congress.

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