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.
Was Daily Beast Stopped from Outing Anderson Cooper?
January 16 2013 2:58 PM ET

Was Daily Beast Stopped from Outing Anderson Cooper?

Sunnivie Brydum

A former editor at The Daily Beast says CNN media critic Howard Kurtz interfered with a reporter's story that would have outed CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

Luis León, Gay-Friendly Episcopal Priest, to Give Inaugural Benediction
January 16 2013 1:09 PM ET

New Pick for Inaugural Prayer Is Inclusive Episcopal Priest

Sunnivie Brydum

After the original pastor selected declined the invitation in the wake of an antigay sermon, Luis León, an LGBT-friendly Episcopal priest, will deliver the benediction when President Obama is inaugurated on January 21.

January 15 2013 6:26 PM ET

Pinellas County, Fla. Approves Domestic Partnerships

Gay and straight couples will be allowed to register in Pinellas County, Fla., after commissioners passed the ordinance with a 6-1 vote.

AWOL Transgender Woman Discharged From Marines After 31 Years
January 15 2013 6:18 PM ET

AWOL Transgender Woman Discharged From Marines After 31 Years

Michelle Garcia

A transgender woman who went AWOL from the Marines 31 years ago will be issued a discharge with honorable conditions from the military.

Wyoming Republicans Support Marriage Equality Bill
January 15 2013 4:15 PM ET

Wyo. Republicans Back Bill to Legalize Marriage

Michelle Garcia

A Republican lawmaker in Wyoming is pitching in to establish marriage equality in his state.

Does Chuck Hagel Know that LGBT Service Members Still Lack Many Military Benefits
January 15 2013 4:01 PM ET

Does Hagel Know Service Members Still Lack Benefits?

Michelle Garcia

Hagel commits to upholding benefits under "current law" and for "the families of all our service members," but LGBT families lack a laundry list of benefits.

Congress Pledges More Money to DOMA Fight
January 15 2013 2:47 PM ET

Congress Pledges More Money to DOMA Fight

Michelle Garcia

The House of Representatives' spending to defend the federal ban on marriage equality may reach $3 million.

Will SFO Change to Harvey Milk International Airport?
January 15 2013 1:15 PM ET

Will SFO Change to Harvey Milk International Airport?

Michelle Garcia

San Francisco supervisor David Campos is working to ensure visitors to his city will land in Harvey Milk International Airport.

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