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.
WATCH: Kentucky Minster Arrested After Marriage Equality Protest
January 24 2013 9:00 AM ET

WATCH: Kentucky Minster Arrested After Marriage Equality Protest

Lucas Grindley

The minister and his partner were arrested for trespassing after they refused to leave the clerk's office without a marriage license.

BREAKING: Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Legislative Hurdle
January 23 2013 9:23 PM ET

Colorado Civil Unions Pass First Legislative Hurdle

Sunnivie Brydum

In a 3-2 vote, Senate Bill 11 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee after nearly five hours of public testimony.

Oregon First to Cover Trans Youth Under Medicaid
January 23 2013 7:10 PM ET

Oregon First to Cover Trans Youth Under Medicaid

Sunnivie Brydum

The new policy will take effect October 1, 2014.

Gaga and Tony Bennett Perform for Obama Staffers
January 23 2013 6:00 PM ET

Gaga and Tony Bennett Perform for Obama Staffers

Michelle Garcia

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett reunite in Washington to sing the classic song "The Lady Is a Tramp."

January 23 2013 5:35 PM ET

Karl Lagerfeld Endorses Gay Marriage But Sparks Controversy

An unexpected finale to the Chanel Haute Couture presentation made for a powerful statement in favor of same-sex marriage.

Gay and Lesbian Soldiers Bring Same-Sex Partners to Inaugural Ball
January 23 2013 4:55 PM ET

Gay and Lesbian Soldiers Bring Same-Sex Partners to Inaugural Ball

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time, gay and lesbian soldiers were able to attend the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball with their same-sex partners.

Read This 11-Year-Old Trans Girl's Response to Obama's Inaugural Speech
January 23 2013 3:43 PM ET

Read This 11-Year-Old Trans Girl's Response to Obama's Inaugural Speech

Sunnivie Brydum

The President's inclusion of gay and lesbian American in his inaugural speech on Monday prompted an 11-year-old transgender girl in Arizona to write an essay about inclusion.

WATCH: Rachel Maddow, Frank Rich Think Obama's Inaugural 'Shouted At Supreme Court'
January 23 2013 1:38 PM ET

WATCH: A Theory That Obama 'Shouted At Supreme Court'

Sunnivie Brydum

The out MSNBC anchor and New York magazine editor at large believe that President Obama's inaugural address was a pointed message to Supreme Court justices who will rule on two cases relating to marriage equality this summer.

The Advocate's Editor and Stephanie Miller React to Stonewall Mention
January 23 2013 1:25 PM ET

The Advocate's Editor, Stephanie Miller React to Stonewall Mention

Lucas Grindley

President Obama's speech and its many firsts for inclusiveness had activists rejoicing.

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