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.
Photos of Gay Global Impact in a Busy October
October 25 2012 3:03 PM ET

PHOTOS: A Busy October for Gay Global Impact

Advocate.com Editors

October was a month of activity — both for and against LGBT rights around the world.

As Governor Romney Fought Birth Certificates for Gay Families
October 25 2012 2:37 PM ET

As Governor, Romney Fought Birth Certificates for Gay Families

Neal Broverman

Correspondence unearthed by The Boston Globe show that as Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney worked to prevent gay parents from being acknowledged on their children's birth certi

Maryland Pastor Gays and Their Supporters Deserve Death
October 25 2012 1:21 PM ET

Maryland Pastor: Gays and Their Supporters Deserve Death

Neal Broverman

As Marylanders prepare to go to the polls November 6 to decide the fate of a marriage equality law, a pastor in the state has condemned couples in same-sex marriages to death — and their supporters

Trans Woman to Head Prominent LGBT Military Group
October 25 2012 11:53 AM ET

Trans Woman to Head Prominent LGBT Military Group

Neal Broverman

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and OutServe, a joint organization advocating for LGBT military personnel, has tapped 1994 West Point graduate Allyson Robinson to lead the group in a post-"don

October 25 2012 11:18 AM ET

Colin Powell Endorses Obama for Reelection

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Olympian Matt Savoie Marries His Partner
October 24 2012 6:02 PM ET

Olympian Matt Savoie Marries His Partner

Sunnivie Brydum

Matt Savoie, a 2006 Olympian-turned-law-school-graduate and current attorney, married his partner in a ceremony in Massachusetts on October 7.

WATCH Antiequality Ads In Maine Rely On False Victimization Claims
October 24 2012 3:10 PM ET

WATCH: Anti-equality Ads In Maine Rely On False Victimization Claims

Sunnivie Brydum

The National Organization for Marriage has launched an ad campaign in Maine that relies on misleading, false claims of persecution of those who support "traditional marriage."

Northwest NAACP Urges Washingtonians To Support Marriage Equality
October 24 2012 2:44 PM ET

Northwest NAACP Urges Washingtonians To Support Marriage Equality

Neal Broverman

The NAACP chapter representing Washington State, Oregon, and Alaska endorsed Referendum 74, which, if passed by voters next month, would legalize same-sex marriage in Washington.

Ellen DeGeneres Is Scared of Mitt Romney
October 24 2012 2:08 PM ET

Ellen DeGeneres Is 'Scared' of Mitt Romney

Sunnivie Brydum

On the red carpet for a Kennedy Center event in her honor, Ellen DeGeneres told reporters that women should be "very, very scared" of a Mitt Romney presidency.

Photo of Two Women Kissing Before French Protestors Goes Viral
October 24 2012 1:27 PM ET

Photo of Two Women Kissing Before French Protestors Goes Viral

Sunnivie Brydum

Two straight women kissing one another in front of a group of anti-marriage-equality protestors in Marseille, France, went viral after the moment was captured on camera by a French photographer.

Marriage Question Missing from Maryland Absentee Ballots
October 24 2012 12:27 PM ET

Marriage Question Missing from Maryland Absentee Ballots

Julie Bolcer

Some absentee ballots did not include the page with Question 6, but state officials say the number is small.

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