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.
Antigay Leaders Fear Obama's After Their Guns
January 18 2013 5:18 PM ET

Antigay Leaders Fear Obama's After Their Guns

Trudy Ring

A leader of the American Family Association distorts an executive order to stoke fear that the Obama administration will decide anti-LGBT activists are 'too dangerous to get guns.'

Pentagon Pressured to Revise Policies, Include Gay Military Spouses
January 17 2013 5:48 PM ET

Pentagon Pressured to Revise Policies, Include Gay Military Spouses

Sunnivie Brydum

In the wake of controversy surrounding the exclusion of a lesbian wife from an officers spouses' club, LGBT advocates are ramping up pressure on the Pentagon to revise guidelines across the military to prohibit discrimination against LGBT service members and their families.

January 17 2013 4:25 PM ET

Christine Quinn Endorsed by State LGBT Group

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Fox Uses Mrs. Doubtfire Image to Mock Transpeople
January 17 2013 3:16 PM ET

Fox Uses Mrs. Doubtfire Image to Mock Transpeople

Diane Anderson-Minshall

LGBT activists say this is just the latest in a long list of transphobic actions from Fox.

Proposed Law Allows Wives of Gay Men an Annulment in China
January 17 2013 2:39 PM ET

Proposed Law Allows Wives of Gay Men an Annulment

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A new legal proposal has enraged some gay men but not their straight spouses.

Man Discharged Under DADT Named Co-Chair of Obama's Inaugural Committee
January 17 2013 12:33 PM ET

Man Discharged Under DADT Gets Inaugural Role

Diane Anderson-Minshall

David Hall, a gay man who has spent years fighting for full LGBT military equality, was named National Citizen Co-Chair by Obama's inaugural committee.

California Rep. Proposes 'Aaron's Law' to Amend Internet Abuse Legislation
January 16 2013 6:59 PM ET

California Rep. Proposes 'Aaron's Law' to Amend Internet Abuse Legislation

Sunnivie Brydum

Rep. Zoe Lofgren took to the information-sharing site cofounded by late Internet activist Aaron Swartz to announce legislation that would reform the laws used by the federal government to harshly prosecute Swartz.

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