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.
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.

December 15 2012 10:32 AM ET

PHOTO: A Times Square Wedding Moment

Pope Benedict Offers an Antigay Message for Peace
December 15 2012 10:14 AM ET

Pope Benedict Offers an Antigay Message for Peace

Lucas Grindley

The Pope warned of the threat posed by same-sex marriage as part

Michigan Legislature Kills Bills That Legalized Discrimination
December 14 2012 6:06 PM ET

Michigan Legislature Kills Bills That Legalized Discrimination

Sunnivie Brydum

The 2012 Michigan legislative session ended without full votes on several controversial bills that would have allowed adoption agencies and healthcare professionals to deny services to LGBT couples and individuals on the basis that such service violated the professional's moral or religious convictions.

Nativity Scene With Two Josephs Enrages Conservative Colombians
December 14 2012 5:41 PM ET

Didn't Jesus Have Two Dads?

Sunnivie Brydum

A gay couple in Colombia came under fire for displaying a nativity scene with two Jospehs and no Virgin Mary surrounding the Christ-child.

Marriage Ban in Indiana Faces Political Head Winds
December 14 2012 4:40 PM ET

Marriage Ban in Indiana Faces Political Headwind

Lucas Grindley

The politics of marriage equality in Indiana are hard to read lately.

Illinois Lawmakers Plan to Bring Marriage Bill for a Vote
December 14 2012 12:28 PM ET

Illinois Lawmakers Plan to Bring Marriage Bill for a Vote

Julie Bolcer

Senator Heather Steans and Representative Greg Harris plan to push the legislation before the current session ends early next month.

Atlanta Mayor Comes Out For Marriage Equality
December 13 2012 8:33 PM ET

Atlanta Mayor Comes Out For Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Kasim Reed, the Democratic mayor of Atlanta, voiced his support for marriage equality on Tuesday, reports the

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