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.
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. 

WATCH Meet The Gay Marine Whose Homecoming Kiss Went Viral
December 29 2012 3:05 PM ET

WATCH: Meet The Gay Marine Whose Homecoming Kiss Went Viral

Sunnivie Brydum

A photo of Sgt. Brandon Morgan kissing his boyfriend, Dalan Wells, went viral in February as a visual symbol of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

PHOTOS: Mainers Finally Get Married
December 29 2012 9:56 AM ET

PHOTOS: Mainers Finally Get Married

Lucas Grindley

Today couples began marrying in Maine after a long campaign to make marriage equality legal there, including a loss at the ballot box in 2009 when voters banned gays and lesbians from marrying.

Log Cabin Republicans Slam Chuck Hagel
December 28 2012 2:49 PM ET

Log Cabin Slams Chuck Hagel in Full-Page Ad

Sunnivie Brydum

The gay conservative group published a full-page ad in Thursday's New York Times claiming the former Nebraska senator is "wrong on gay rights, wrong on Iran, wrong on Israel."

Third Republican House Member Supports DOMA Repeal
December 27 2012 11:53 AM ET March 13 2014 2:56 PM ET

Third GOP House Member Supports DOMA Repeal

Julie Bolcer

Rep. Charles Bass of New Hampshire signed on to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act, becoming the second Republican House member to express support within the past week.

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