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.
Al-Qaeda Decries Obama's Support for Marriage Equality
March 01 2013 8:59 PM ET

Al-Qaeda Decries Obama's Support for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The terrorist group's English-language magazine says the U.S. has no values.

Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty on Some Charges, to Be Tried on Others
March 01 2013 5:18 PM ET

Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty on Some Charges, to Be Tried on Others

Trudy Ring

Supporters of the soldier, accused of sharing national security-related documents with website WikiLeaks, say prosecution is unnecessary, given his guilty plea.

Obama: 'No Rationale' Against Marriage Equality
March 01 2013 3:23 PM ET

Obama: 'No Rationale' Against Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The president speaks out as many groups file pro-equality briefs regarding two marriage cases coming before the Supreme Court.

WATCH: The Best and Worst Things Said in Minnesota on Marriage
February 28 2013 7:16 PM ET

WATCH: Best and Worst Things Said in Minnesota on Marriage

Sunnivie Brydum

As Minnesota legislators introduced marriage equality legislation, politicians on both sides of the aisle took to the press to make their cases.

Latest to Lobby Supreme Court Include Clint Eastwood, Psych Group, But Will Obama?
February 28 2013 4:08 PM ET November 14 2013 9:14 PM ET

Obama Asks Supreme Court to Invalidate Prop. 8

Sunnivie Brydum

The Obama administration filed a friend of the court brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn California's Prop. 8.

Advocacy Orgs. Applaud House Passage of LGBT-Inclusive Violence Against Women Act
February 28 2013 3:07 PM ET

Activists Cheer House's Inclusive Domestic Violence Bill

Sunnivie Brydum

The House passed the LGBT-inclusive Senate version of a bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act by a bipartisan vote of 286-138.

February 28 2013 1:30 PM ET

UPDATE: Fundraising Success of Trans Fraternity Brother Donnie Collins

Emerson’s Phi Alpha Tau has raised nearly $20,000 in support of their new brother.

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Says Supporting Trans Students Is 'Truly Madness'
February 28 2013 1:18 PM ET

O'Reilly: Supporting Trans Students Is 'Truly Madness'

Sunnivie Brydum

Responding to a Massachusetts school directive instructing teachers how best to respect the gender identity and privacy of transgender students, the Fox News host argued that a parent's right to know trumps the student's safety and privacy.

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