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.
GOP Maryland Pol Says Gay Marriage Vote Contributed to Alcoholism
January 14 2013 3:58 PM ET

Maryland Lawmaker Blames His Drinking on Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

Don Dwyer has a lot to say about his drinking, marriage equality, and his involvement in a boat crash.

Busted! French Antigay Website Created by NOM
January 14 2013 11:13 AM ET

Busted! French Antigay Website Created by NOM

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A new website demanding the right to vote on marriage equality wasn't created by antigay agitators in France. It was created by the National Organization for Marriage.

Gay Couple Asks Israeli Family Court for Recognition
January 14 2013 10:20 AM ET

Gay Couple Asks Israeli Family Court for Recognition

Diane Anderson-Minshall

After marrying in New York 10 months ago, two gay men ask Israeli's family court to recognize their spousal agreement.

January 13 2013 5:33 PM ET

Colin Powell Defends Chuck Hagel

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Thousands Protest Against Marriage Equality in France
January 13 2013 4:55 PM ET

Thousands Protest Against Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Waving pink and blue flags, at least 340,000 protesters flocked to Paris to fight against the president's support of same-sex marriage and adoption.

First Trans Woman Elected to DNC
January 12 2013 2:22 PM ET

First Trans Woman Elected to DNC

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Laura Calvo had been a leader in Oregon's LGBT political scene.

Conservative Anglicans Object to Church of England Allowing Gay Bishops
January 11 2013 8:03 PM ET

Conservative Anglicans Object to Church of England Allowing Gay Bishops

Trudy Ring

Anglican leaders in Africa are at the forefront of opposition to the move, which they say could further divide the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Obama Endorses Rhode Island Marriage Equality Effort
January 11 2013 6:44 PM ET

Obama Endorses Rhode Island Marriage Equality Effort

Trudy Ring

The president offered a show of support similar to that he gave the effort in Illinois.

Fox News Reporter: Heterophobic Bigots Forced Antigay Pastor Out of Inauguration
January 11 2013 4:05 PM ET

Fox News Reporter Rails Against 'Heterophobic Bigots'

Trudy Ring

Those who objected to Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio's role are 'anti-Christian,' says Fox's Todd Starnes.

Fewer Americans Say Being Gay Is a Sin
January 11 2013 2:56 PM ET

Fewer Americans Say Being Gay Is a Sin

Trudy Ring

A poll by a Christian-oriented research firm shows a statistically significant drop in the percentage of respondents who say 'homosexual behavior' is sinful.

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