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.
Indiana Prepares to Consider Marriage Amendment
November 25 2012 3:58 PM ET

Indiana Prepares to Consider Marriage Amendment

Trudy Ring

Lawmakers in Indiana are looking to the next step in the process of amending the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage.

WATCH Morgan Freeman Voices HRC Ad for Marriage Equality
November 25 2012 12:45 AM ET

WATCH: Morgan Freeman Voices HRC Ad for Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

The ad will air nationally beginning Sunday, highlighting progress on the cause and work to be done.

WATCH Antigay Activist Warns About Gay College RAs
November 24 2012 2:46 PM ET

WATCH: Anti-Equality Activist Warns About Gay College RAs

Trudy Ring

Beware, Jennifer Roback Morse tells social conservatives: ''The other side has RAs in the dorm where your young people are going to school.'

Maine Judge Rules That School Did Not Discriminate Against Transgender Girl
November 24 2012 2:04 PM ET

Maine Judge: No Unlawful Discrimination in Transgender Girl's Case

Trudy Ring

The school was within its rights to prohibit her from using the girls' restroom and was not indifferent to the harassment she faced, the judge ruled.

November 23 2012 12:10 PM ET

NBC News Nixed Chelsea Clinton Marriage Equality Ads

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Eight LGBT Native Americans You Should Know
November 23 2012 5:00 AM ET

Eight LGBT Native Americans You Should Know

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Native American Heritage Month is a great time to remember we are everywhere.

California Gov Appoints Two New LGBT Judges
November 21 2012 4:42 PM ET

California Gov. Appoints Two New LGBT Judges

Sunnivie Brydum

Gov. Jerry Brown made several historic appointments to the state's courts.

Ken Mehlman Launches Gay Rights Project
November 21 2012 2:47 PM ET

Ken Mehlman Launches Gay Rights Project

Julie Bolcer

The former RNC chairman created Project Right Side, a research and analysis nonprofit, with the belief that conservatives succeed when they “attract new supporters to timeless traditions.”

Dan Savage Explains the Origins of Porno Pete
November 20 2012 8:33 PM ET

Dan Savage Explains the Origins of Porno Pete

Michelle Garcia

Dan Savage takes "Porno" Pete LaBarbera down a notch.

Florida Swears in First Gay Legislators
November 20 2012 7:38 PM ET

Florida Swears in First Gay Legislators

Michelle Garcia

Florida representatives Joe Saunders and David Richardson Tuesday became the first openly gay members to be sworn into the Sunshine State's legislature.

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