In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report 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 LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

Is Prop. 8
unconstitutional, or should the voters have a chance to
overturn it in 2010? Depends on whom you ask -- just know that
some of the big names in marriage equality aren't quite
seeing eye to eye.

May 08 2009 12:00 AM

Mainstream media put on a blitzkrieg of coverage aimed at the Obama administration's avoidance of LGBT issues, but the real test of where the administration stands on "don't ask, don't tell" will come next Wednesday.

May 08 2009 12:00 AM

With an impressive first 100 days under his belt, Obama appears to be a friend and ally. But we've been here before with "don't ask, don't tell" -- and Joan M. Garry says this time, we must win.

May 04 2009 12:00 AM

President Obama's first 100 days showed great potential for LGBT advances, but both he and our LGBT leaders will ultimately be judged by what they accomplish on behalf of our movement.

May 02 2009 12:00 AM

Rep. Jared Polis has
received a letter from Iraqi officials regarding reports of
LGBT executions in the country, and he has sent a letter
calling on the new U.S. ambassador to the country to
investigate the charges.

April 30 2009 12:00 AM

Though the
president's first 100 days did not include the signing of
major LGBT legislation, advocates say the Administration has
set the stage for a string of LGBT wins.

12:00 AM

Washington debates hate
crimes and a slew of ads -- bad, good, and campy -- hit the
airwaves on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.

April 24 2009 12:00 AM

John Berry was
officially sworn in Thursday as director of the Office of
Personnel Management at an event attended by First Lady
Michelle Obama and a who's who of Washington LGBTs.

April 23 2009 12:00 AM

Gay conservatives took
center stage in Washington this week with the launch of
GOProud, a Log Cabin convention, and marriage-equality
endorsements from almost-first daughter Meghan McCain and
former McCain strategist Steve Schmidt.

April 17 2009 12:00 AM

Some Congressional
members are considering repealing part of the Defense
of Marriage Act, allowing the federal government to recognize
same-sex marriages.

April 14 2009 12:00 AM