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.
Successor to Senator Jim DeMint Is His Equal in Antigay Views
December 17 2012 4:17 PM ET

Sen. Jim DeMint's Successor, Tim Scott, Equally Antigay

Trudy Ring

Tim Scott, appointed to replace Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate, is just as antigay as DeMint but not as iconoclastic.

The White House Gets A Same Sex Marriage Proposal
December 17 2012 2:52 PM ET

The White House Gets A Same-Sex Marriage Proposal

Christopher Harrity

A big proposal took place this weekend at Barack and Michelle's house.

December 17 2012 12:10 PM ET

Rep. Tim Scott to Succeed Jim DeMint in Senate

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New Jersey Lawmakers Move to Tackle Conversion Therapy
December 17 2012 11:43 AM ET December 17 2012 2:58 PM ET

N.J. Lawmakers Fight 'Ex-Gay' Therapy; Will Christie Veto?

Julie Bolcer

Senate President Steve Sweeney said he hopes Governor Chris Christie, who vetoed marriage equality legislation, will support the ban on therapy that seeks to “change” the sexual orientation of minors.

WATCH: The Story of How DOMA Affects One Binational Couple
December 17 2012 6:00 AM ET

How DOMA Affects One Binational Couple

Lucas Grindley

As the Supreme Court considers whether the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional, activists are highlighting some of its harmful effects on same-sex couples.

Should Alan Turing Be Remembered as a Criminal?
December 16 2012 12:59 PM ET

Should Alan Turing Be Remembered as a Criminal?

Lucas Grindley

Alan Turing is a war hero and a convicted criminal, but Step

PHOTOS: Thousands Rally for Marriage Equality in France
December 16 2012 12:13 PM ET

PHOTOS: Thousands Rally for Marriage Equality in France

Advocate.com Editors

Thousands took the streets of Paris on Sunday near the Place de la Bastille to rally for marriage equality and for laws that allow same-sex couples to adopt — both of which are being considered by lawmakers.

Protestors to Pope: Marriage Equality Doesn't Stop World Peace
December 16 2012 11:22 AM ET

Protestors to Pope: Equality Doesn't Stop World Peace

Lucas Grindley

In Pope Benedict's message for the World Day of Peace, he included marriage equality among a list of things stopping the spread of peace.