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.
When Barney Frank Came Out of the Room
December 03 2012 3:22 PM ET

When Barney Frank Came Out of the Room

Trudy Ring

Alerting staffers that Frank might be coming out in 1986, then-House speaker Tip O'Neill was a bit confused on the terminology.

Maine Marriage Equality Law to Take Effect December 29
December 03 2012 1:43 PM ET

Maine Marriage Equality Law to Take Effect December 29

Julie Bolcer

Same-sex couples will be able to marry in Maine in 26 days.

Supreme Court Stays Quiet on Marriage Cases
December 03 2012 10:48 AM ET December 03 2012 2:22 PM ET

Supreme Court Stays Quiet on Marriage Cases

Julie Bolcer

The next possible day for an announcement is this Friday.

December 02 2012 4:26 PM ET

New DMS Removes Gender Identity Disorder

Republican Lawmaker Comes Out as Gay
December 01 2012 3:26 PM ET December 01 2012 7:17 PM ET

Republican Politician Comes Out as Gay

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Will Mike Fleck's coming out affect Pennsylvania?

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.

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