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.
Federal Appeals Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional in Windsor Case
October 18 2012 12:57 PM ET

Federal Court: DOMA Is Unconstitutional in Windsor Case

Julie Bolcer

The Second Circuit in New York is the second federal appeals court to strike down the law and the first to find that discrimination against gay people warrants heightened scrutiny.

Italian Catholic Priest Comes Out as Gay
October 18 2012 12:29 PM ET

Italian Catholic Priest Comes Out as Gay

Sunnivie Brydum

"I am a happily gay priest," Don Mario Bonfanti proclaimed with a Facebook post on International Coming Out Day, October 11.

Bloomberg Starts Super PAC With Eye on Marriage Initiatives
October 18 2012 12:10 PM ET

Bloomberg Starts Super PAC With Eye on Marriage Initiatives

Julie Bolcer

The New York City mayor will spend from $10 million to $15 million on causes including marriage equality and candidates interested in problem solving.

October 18 2012 10:17 AM ET

Chris Christie Endorses Tommy Thompson

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12 LGBT Candidates Who Want Your Support
October 18 2012 4:00 AM ET

12 LGBT Candidates Who Want Your Support

Michelle Garcia

The Victory Fund releases its annual list of tight, high-profile political races with LGBT candidates.

Republican-Led Super PAC Directs $500,000 to Gay Congressional Hopeful
October 17 2012 8:26 PM ET

Republican Super PAC Directs Big Money to Gay Candidate

Julie Bolcer

The half-million dollar investment from American Unity PAC, the group created by hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, will fund TV and online advertisements for Richard Tisei in Massachusetts.

Boehner's DOMA Defense Hits $1.5 Million Limit
October 17 2012 3:43 PM ET

Boehner's DOMA Defense Hits $1.5 Million Limit

Michelle Garcia

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has decried Republican leaders in Congress for hitting the $1.5 million spending cap on the legal defense of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.

Soldier Secretly Begins Transition While Deployed
October 17 2012 2:56 PM ET

Soldier Transitions on the Job

WATCH New NOM Video Claims Marriage Equality Has No Benefit to Society
October 17 2012 1:20 PM ET

WATCH: NOM's New Anti-Equality Video Is Filled With Falsehoods

Diane Anderson-Minshall

A new anti-equality video is called "Marriage Equals Biology Not BIgotry."

Anne Hathaway Will Donate Her Wedding Money to Marriage Equality
October 17 2012 12:07 PM ET

Anne Hathaway Gives to Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The Hollywood star makes her wedding part of the cause.