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.
First Same Sex Couple Weds at West Point Chapel
December 01 2012 2:07 PM ET

First Same-Sex Couple Weds at West Point Chapel

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A 53-year-old lesbian grad of West Point marries at her alma matter.

J Crew Features Gay Couple in Weddings Section
November 30 2012 7:09 PM ET

J. Crew Features Gay Couple in Weddings Section

Michelle Garcia

New York couple Benjamin and Ray are featured as the first gay couple in J. Crew's online wedding album.

Illinois Court Says Antigay Groups Cannot Intervene in Marriage Equality Suit
November 30 2012 5:17 PM ET

Court: Antigay Groups Can't Intervene in Ill. Marriage Equality Suit

Trudy Ring

Attorneys for the gay couples seeking equal marriage rights say the decision moves them closer to their day in court.

Supreme Court Puts Off Action on Marriage Cases
November 30 2012 5:04 PM ET

Supreme Court Puts Off Action on Marriage Cases

Julie Bolcer

The Supreme Court issued its order list Friday with no indication yet of its plans for the DOMA or Prop. 8 cases.

Judge Upholds Nevada Marriage Ban
November 30 2012 12:38 PM ET

Judge Upholds Nevada Marriage Ban

Julie Bolcer

Judge Robert C. Jones ruled that limiting marriage to one man and one woman is a “legitimate state interest” because otherwise, “a meaningful percentage of heterosexual persons” might not want to get married.

WATCH Antigay Navy Chaplain and Westboro Disagree Over How to Hate Gays
November 29 2012 8:35 PM ET

WATCH: Antigay Navy Chaplain and Westboro Disagree Over How to Hate Gays

Sunnivie Brydum

Antigay former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt faced off with the Westboro Baptist Church's Jonathan Phelps on Wednesday's episode of The David Pakman Show.

Senate Committee Vote on Lesbian Judicial Nominee Delayed
November 29 2012 7:19 PM ET

Senate Committee Vote on Lesbian Judicial Nominee Delayed

Julie Bolcer

A coalition of groups criticized Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa for delaying a vote on Pamela Kai Chen and four other nominees.

WATCH Busy Philipps Joins Americans for Marriage Equality
November 29 2012 7:03 PM ET

WATCH: Busy Philipps Joins Americans for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The Cougar Town star joined forces with the Human Rights Campaign, signing on to the organization's Americans for Marriage Equality campaign.

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.”

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