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.
Gays Sending Us Off Moral Cliff Says Franklin Graham
January 02 2013 1:14 PM ET

Franklin Graham: Gays Sending Us Off Moral Cliff

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Forget the fiscal cliff; televangelist Billy Graham's son Franklin Graham says marriage equality sends us teetering on the edge of the "spiritual cliff." In a

Rhode Island Marriage Equality Bill to be Introduced Thursday
January 01 2013 8:28 PM ET

R.I. Marriage Equality Bill to be Introduced Thursday

Trudy Ring

Rep. Arthur Handy says he will submit the bill in Rhode Island, the only New England state lacking equal marriage rights.

Illinois Lawmakers May Consider Marriage Equality Bill Tomorrow
January 01 2013 7:07 PM ET January 02 2013 7:12 PM ET

Ill. Lawmakers Verge on Considering Marriage Equality Bill

Trudy Ring

The state Senate comes back into session Wednesday, and the bill is expected to come up sooner rather than later. Meanwhile, Chicago's cardinal urges opposition.

WATCH Disney PSA of Boy With Two Moms Incites Outrage From the Right
January 01 2013 4:43 PM ET

WATCH: Disney PSA of Boy With Two Moms Incites Right-Wing Outrage

Trudy Ring

The ultraconservative Media Research Center objects to the offhand mention of a teen's two mothers in a spot in Disney's 'Make Your Mark' campaign.

Barney Frank Strongly Opposes Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary
January 01 2013 1:14 PM ET

Barney Frank 'Strongly Opposes' Chuck Hagel for Defense Secretary

Trudy Ring

Hagel's negative statements and actions regarding LGBT people should disqualify him from consideration, Frank says.

Maryland Rings in New Year With Marriage Equality
January 01 2013 5:23 AM ET

Maryland Rings in New Year With Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Maryland same-sex couples began marrying just after midnight as the state's marriage equality law went into effect.

Obama Says Hagel Qualified for Cabinet Position
December 30 2012 4:41 PM ET

Obama Says Hagel Qualified for Cabinet Position

Julie Bolcer

The President said the Nebraska senator’s apology for antigay remarks he made in 1998 shows “positive change.”

Obama Pushes for Marriage Equality in Illinois
December 30 2012 2:18 PM ET

Obama Pushes for Marriage Equality in Illinois

Julie Bolcer

A statement from the White House marks the first time the President has backed a legislative measure in a state.

Mark Hundahl, Co-Owner of Frontiers, Dies at 61
December 29 2012 3:44 PM ET

Mark Hundahl, Co-Owner of Frontiers, Dies at 61

Sunnivie Brydum

The straight co-owner of Los Angeles-based LGBT publication Frontiers died Thursday morning, December 27, after a battle with skin cancer. 

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