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.
Virginia: Community Pulls Together to Find Missing Transgender Teen
December 11 2012 4:16 PM ET

Community Pulls Together to Find Missing Transgender Teen

Michelle Garcia

A 19-year-old transgender teenager has been missing since Thanksgiving weekend, when she was supposed to show up to her family's house as a surprise but never arrived.

Justice Scalia Says Constitution is Dead Dead Dead Dead
December 11 2012 1:33 PM ET

Justice Scalia: Constitution Is 'Dead, Dead, Dead, Dead'

Julie Bolcer

"It isn't a living document," said the outspoken conservative justice. "It's dead, dead, dead, dead."

Photographer Takes Portraits of Gay Warriors in a Post-DADT World
December 11 2012 6:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Portraits of 'Gay Warriors' in a Post-DADT World

Lucas Grindley

The end of "don't ask, don't tell" hasn't meant the end of discrimination against military families.

Susan Rice on International Human Rights Day
December 10 2012 7:31 PM ET

Susan Rice Calls Out Worldwide Antigay Discrimination

Neal Broverman

Susan Rice, the U.S.

Conservative George Will Says Opposition to Marriage Equality Dying
December 10 2012 4:20 PM ET

Conservative George Will: Opposition to Marriage Equality 'Dying'

Neal Broverman

Speaking on ABC News's This Week, Pulitzer Prize-winning commentator and journalist George Will admitted that opposition to same-sex marriage is "literally dying" as those opposed to it ar

Lesbian Past of Candidates Wife Rocks NYC Mayoral Race
December 10 2012 3:45 PM ET

Lesbian Past of Candidate’s Wife Rocks Mayor's Race

Julie Bolcer

The New York Post sparked outrage with a cartoon following revelations about the wife of Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio.

Supreme Court Gives No Word on Other Marriage Cases
December 10 2012 11:42 AM ET

Supreme Court Gives No Word on Other Marriage Cases

Julie Bolcer

The cases will likely be held until the high court issues decisions in the DOMA and Proposition 8 appeals.

Where Will Justice Kennedy Stand on the Marriage Cases?
December 09 2012 8:38 PM ET

Where Will Justice Kennedy Stand on the Marriage Cases?

Julie Bolcer

The past writings of the justice considered the swing vote suggest he could side with a sweeping decision in favor of marriage equality.

Couples Begin to Marry in Washington
December 09 2012 12:09 PM ET

PHOTOS: It's Wedding Day in Washington

Julie Bolcer

Emily and Sarah Cofer became the first same-sex couple to marry in Washington on Sunday.