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.
NOM Fined for Violating Maine Campaign Ethics Law
November 29 2012 4:04 PM ET

NOM Fined for Violating Maine Campaign Ethics Law

Sunnivie Brydum

A state ethics commission in Maine voted unanimously to fine the antigay National Organization for Marriage $2,000 for missing a campaign finance reporting deadline before November's election.

Clinton Hails Progress in Speech to LGBT State Department Employees
November 29 2012 12:14 AM ET November 29 2012 12:46 AM ET

Clinton Hails Progress in Speech to LGBT State Department Employees

Julie Bolcer

The Secretary of State told a professional group for LGBT employees “creating an LGBT-welcoming workplace is not just the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing to do.”

California Congresswoman Takes On Ex-Gay Therapy
November 28 2012 4:00 PM ET

California Congresswoman Takes On 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Julie Bolcer

Rep. Jackie Speier introduced the Stop Harming Our Kids (SHOK) resolution Wednesday.

Uganda Has Tony Perkins Support
November 28 2012 3:20 PM ET

Still Not a Hate Group? Tony Perkins Supports Uganda

Neal Broverman

The head of the antigay Family Research Council tweeted his support of Uganda, which is weighing an extremely harsh antigay bill that could put gays behind bars and possibly sentences some to death

Rick Warren Can Explain to You Why Being Gay is Bad
November 28 2012 2:38 PM ET

Rick Warren Can Explain to You Why Being Gay is Bad

Neal Broverman

Appearing on Piers Morgan's CNN show Tuesday night, evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren tried to explain why same-sex attraction isn't bad, but acting on it is.

November 27 2012 7:17 PM ET

What Should Obama Do Next for Gay Rights?

NH Transgender Legislator to Step Aside
November 27 2012 7:14 PM ET

N.H. Transgender Legislator-Elect Won't Take Office

Trudy Ring

After news came out that Stacie Laughton had been convicted of a felony, she has decided not to take office as the state's first transgender elected official.

Naked AIDS Activists Protest at Boehner Office
November 27 2012 5:17 PM ET

Naked AIDS Activists Protest at Boehner's Office

Trudy Ring

The activists, with slogans painted on their bodies, were objecting to proposed cuts to AIDS programs.

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