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.
A Marriage Equality Proposal
January 10 2013 5:24 PM ET

A Marriage Equality Proposal

Trudy Ring

An Illinois state representative talks about the proposed marriage equality bill and her own marriage proposal.

Gays Blamed for History's Biggest Natural Disaster — Noah's Flood
January 10 2013 4:01 PM ET

Gays Finally Get Blamed for Noah's Flood

Lucas Grindley

"The last straw for God before he brought the flood was when they started writing wedding songs to homosexual marriage," says right-wing minister Scott Lively.

Rhode Island Governor Says He Won't Put Marriage Up for Referendum
January 10 2013 3:17 PM ET

Rhode Island Governor Says He Won't Put Marriage Up for Referendum

Lucas Grindley

Legislators are elected to make such decisions, says Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

Antigay Pastor No Longer on Program for Inauguration
January 10 2013 1:19 PM ET

Antigay Pastor No Longer on Program for Inauguration

Lucas Grindley

Outrage was spreading over a sermon the pastor had once delivered in which he said being gay is choice that leads to damnation and that gays can be turned straight.

Atlanta's Mayor Insists He Didn't Flip-Flop on Marriage Equality
January 10 2013 10:00 AM ET

Atlanta's Mayor Insists He Didn't Flip-Flop on Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The self-proclaimed judge of who is lying and who tells the truth, the PolitiFact website, is calling Atlanta's mayor a flip-flopper for changing his view on marriage equality.

WATCH Tennessee Couple Applies for Marriage License in Protest
January 10 2013 9:00 AM ET

WATCH: Tennessee Couple Applies for Marriage License in Protest

Lucas Grindley

It's part of a marriage equality campaign going across the South.

WATCH: James Hormel Forgives Chuck Hagel, Supports His Confirmation
January 10 2013 8:00 AM ET

WATCH: Ambassador Accepts Apology, Supports Chuck Hagel

Lucas Grindley

The former ambassador to Luxembourg went on the radio to back the Defense nominee's confirmation.

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