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.
Where Will Justice Kennedy Stand on the Marriage Cases?
December 09 2012 8:38 PM ET

Where Will Justice Kennedy Stand on the Marriage Cases?

Julie Bolcer

The past writings of the justice considered the swing vote suggest he could side with a sweeping decision in favor of marriage equality.

Couples Begin to Marry in Washington
December 09 2012 12:09 PM ET

PHOTOS: It's Wedding Day in Washington

Julie Bolcer

Emily and Sarah Cofer became the first same-sex couple to marry in Washington on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Top Newspaper Front Pages on Same-Sex Marriage
December 08 2012 5:39 PM ET

Top Newspaper Front Pages on Same-Sex Marriage

Lucas Grindley

The largest newspapers in the country had differing ideas on how important a Supreme Court decision on marriage equality will be, and on what to call it.

December 08 2012 1:31 PM ET

Prop. 8 Case Will Put Pressure on Obama

Charlie Crist Comes Out as a Democrat
December 08 2012 11:38 AM ET

Charlie Crist Comes Out as a Democrat

Julie Bolcer

The former governor of Florida makes it official.

PHOTOS Couple Who Were Engaged at White House Gets Married
December 07 2012 7:59 PM ET

PHOTOS: Wedding for Couple Engaged at White House

Lucas Grindley

Liz Margolies and Scout make it legal.

December 07 2012 5:18 PM ET

David Cameron Backs Church Role in Same-Sex Marriages

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Supreme Court to Hear Prop 8, DOMA Cases
December 07 2012 4:26 PM ET December 10 2012 12:41 PM ET

What It Means That the Supreme Court Is Taking Two Cases

Julie Bolcer

The Supreme Court indicated it will hear a challenge to the California marriage ban and another against DOMA from the elderly lesbian widow Edith Windsor.

LGBT Millionaires Warn John Boehner About Effect of Fiscal Cliff
December 07 2012 3:19 PM ET

LGBT Millionaires Warn John Boehner About 'Fiscal Cliff'

Lucas Grindley

A group of wealthy gays and lesbians, including Suze Orman and Tim Gill, sent a letter Thursday to Speaker John Boehner warning against falling from the so-called "fiscal cliff."

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