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.
John Berry, Highest Ranking Gay In Government, Steps Down
April 12 2013 3:17 PM ET

John Berry, Highest Ranking Gay In Government, Steps Down

OPM General Counsel Elaine Kaplan, who is also gay, will act as interim director, according to the Washington Blade.

WATCH: Justice Lectures NOM on How the Legal System Works
April 12 2013 12:26 PM ET

WATCH: Judge Lectures NOM on How Litigation Works

Lucas Grindley

The National Organization for Marriage is trying to fend off an investigation in Maine for possibly funneling money illegally.

Tony Perkins: Don't Give Money to GOP Until It's More Antigay
April 12 2013 8:00 AM ET

Tony Perkins: Don't Give Money to GOP Until It's More Antigay

Lucas Grindley

The reason the Republican Party isn't winning elections, according to Tony Perkins, is it just isn't antigay enough.

GLAAD Joins Thousands Calling on Smith College to Admit Trans Women
April 11 2013 6:09 PM ET

GLAAD Joins Thousands Calling on Smith College to Admit Trans Women

Sunnivie Brydum

Trans women belong at Smith,' proclaim signs carried by students and alumni asking the college to reconsider its policy prohibiting admission of transgender women who still have a male gender marker.

Antigay Neurosurgeon Ben Carson Won't Speak at Johns Hopkins Graduation
April 11 2013 5:21 PM ET

Antigay Neurosurgeon Cancels Johns Hopkins Graduation Speech

Sunnivie Brydum

Dr. Ben Carson announced today that he will not serve as the commencement speaker at Johns Hopkins University this spring.

Nevada Marriage Equality Headed to Senate Floor
April 11 2013 4:48 PM ET

Nevada Marriage Equality Headed to Senate Floor

Sunnivie Brydum

The legislation would amend the state constitution to allow Nevada to recognize all legal marriages regardless of gender.

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Says Conservatives Need a Better Salesman
April 11 2013 3:14 PM ET

WATCH: Bryan Fischer Says Conservatives Need a Better Salesman

Sunnivie Brydum

The antigay pundit claims that Republicans need to get more conservative, not become more inclusive, to stay politically relevant.

Delaware Unveils Marriage Equality Bill
April 11 2013 2:26 PM ET

Delaware Unveils Marriage Equality Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The strongly democratic state would be the tenth to legalize marriage equality.

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