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.
WATCH Veterans Day Video Spotlights DOMA Harms
November 12 2012 2:14 PM ET

WATCH: Veterans Day Video Spotlights DOMA Harms

Julie Bolcer

“Same Skin” shows how federal law treats gay and straight service members differently, although they make the same sacrifice for the country.

Vatican Comes Out Hard Against Marriage Equality
November 11 2012 9:38 PM ET

Vatican Comes Out Hard Against Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

The Vatican will battle marriage equality with even more fervor following gains in the U.S. and western Europe, it declared in radio and newspaper editorials this weekend.

Chazs Stepmom GOP Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack Defeated
November 11 2012 6:38 PM ET

Chaz Bono's Stepmom Loses Reelection to Congress

Neal Broverman

California's Mary Bono Mack, who took over her late husband's seat in Congress, was defeated on Tuesday by Democrat Raul Ruiz.

Fox Reporter Sorry for Disparaging Rachel Maddow
November 10 2012 4:15 PM ET

Fox Reporter Sorry for Disparaging Rachel Maddow

Neal Broverman

A reporter at a Fox affiliate in Cincinnati apologized Friday for referring to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow as an "angry young man."

NOMs Post Election Freakout Includes an Attack on Starbucks
November 10 2012 2:25 PM ET

NOM's Post-Election Freak-Out: Attack Starbucks

Neal Broverman

After the antigay National Organization for Marriage was handed four stinging defeats Tuesday, with voters endorsing marriage equality in three states and shutting down a divisive ban in another, t

Sundance Channel Developing Transgender Drama
November 10 2012 1:22 PM ET

Sundance Channel Developing Transgender Drama

Neal Broverman

In a first for television, the Sundance Channel is developing a scripted drama series focusing on a transgender man reconciling his past as a lesbian activist.

WATCH The Moment of Victory in Maine
November 09 2012 7:18 PM ET

WATCH: The Moment of Victory in Maine

Sunnivie Brydum

On November 6, Maine voters made history by becoming the first in the nation to legalize marriage equality at the ballot box. The moment Mainers United for Marriage campaign heard the news is captured in this emotional video.

Fox Reporter Calls Maddow An Angry Young Man
November 09 2012 6:32 PM ET

Fox Anchor Calls Maddow An 'Angry Young Man'

Michelle Garcia

An anchor for a Fox affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio called lesbian MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow "such an angry young man"