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.
Marriage Equality Opponents Appeal Nevada Case to the Supreme Court
December 06 2012 11:33 AM ET

Marriage Equality Opponents Appeal Nevada Case to the Supreme Court

Julie Bolcer

The Supreme Court is now being asked to look at 11 petitions pertaining to marriage equality.

Dan Savage and the Rest of Washington Prep for Sunday Weddings
December 05 2012 9:14 PM ET

Dan Savage and the Rest of Washington Prep for Sunday Weddings

Sunnivie Brydum

Washington State will begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Thursday, and couples can begin marrying Sunday.

New Polls Highlight Catholic, National Support for Marriage Equality
December 05 2012 7:47 PM ET

New Polls Highlight Catholic, National Support for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Two polls released today provide further evidence that Americans are increasingly accepting of their LGBT friends and neighbors, and believe they should be afforded the same rights as st

Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Marriage Ban
December 05 2012 6:29 PM ET

Mexico Supreme Court Strikes Down Marriage Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

Advocates say the unanimous decision striking down a marriage ban in Oaxaca paves the way for national marriage equality.

December 05 2012 6:15 PM ET

A Gay Cabinet Secretary?

George Takei Has Marriage Equality Lunch-Date with Donald Trump
December 05 2012 4:05 PM ET

George Takei Talks Marriage Equality with Donald Trump

Sunnivie Brydum

The former Star Trek actor and LGBT rights activist said he and the multimillionaire had a "lively and engaging" conversation.

San Francisco Approves Public Nudity Ban
December 05 2012 3:36 PM ET

San Francisco Approves Public Nudity Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

The law banning nudity on public transit, city streets, sidewalks, and restaurants now heads to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who has expressed his support for the ban.

December 05 2012 2:19 PM ET

Pope Benedict XVI Joins Twitter

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Says No to Equality for Gay Couples
December 05 2012 1:36 AM ET

To Germany's Gay Couples, That's a No

Lucas Grindley

Newly reelected by her party and seeking a third term as chancellor, Angela Merkel walked away from a chance to lead on treating same-sex couples equally with straight couples in tax law.

Senate Version of Defense Budget Omits Antigay Provisions
December 04 2012 7:55 PM ET

Senate Version of Defense Budget Omits Antigay Provisions

Michelle Garcia

The U.S. Senate passed the next year's defense budget without some of the proposed harmful language that would limit the use of military facilities for same-sex couples.

December 04 2012 7:37 PM ET

Bradley Manning: No Gay Hero

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