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 LIVE: The First 2012 Presidential Debate
October 03 2012 8:41 PM ET

WATCH LIVE: The First 2012 Presidential Debate

Michelle Garcia

Watch President Obama and former governor Mitt Romney go head-to-head for the first time this election season.

Sixty Percent of Latinos Support Marriage Equality Including Ricky Martin
October 03 2012 6:04 PM ET

Sixty Percent of Latinos Support Marriage Equality, Including Ricky Martin

Neal Broverman

A poll from NBC Latino/IBOPE Zogby finds that 60% of Latino respondents support marriage equality.

Ryan Doubles Down on Homophobia in Focus on the Family Interview
October 03 2012 5:04 PM ET

Paul Ryan Goes Antigay in Focus on the Family Interview

Neal Broverman

The Wisconsin congressman made that clear in a recent audio interview with Focus on the Family president Jim Daly.

Gays Control FBI and CIA According to Rightwinger Brian Camenker
October 03 2012 2:52 PM ET

Latest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory: Gays Control the CIA

Neal Broverman

A rightwing activist obsessed with LGBT people now claims that gays control the FBI and CIA and are using the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr.

Marriage for All Families Series Profiles Maine Campaign
October 03 2012 10:58 AM ET

Marriage for All Families Series Profiles Maine Campaign

Julie Bolcer

The first in a four-part series about the states facing marriage ballot initiatives next month begins with a profile of Maine.

Antigay Group Sues to Halt Californias Ex Gay Therapy Ban
October 02 2012 6:15 PM ET

Antigay Group Sues to Halt California's 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

After California became the first state in the nation to ban so-called ex-gay therapy, advocates of the scientifically discredited practice have filed suit in federal court, alleging the law is unconstitutional.

WATCH Tammy Baldwin vs Tommy Thompson on Marriage Equality
October 02 2012 4:18 PM ET

WATCH: Tammy Baldwin vs. Tommy Thompson on Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The out lesbian candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin squared off with her Republican challenger in the first debate of the closely watched contest.

Volunteers Sought for Weekend in Wisconsin
October 02 2012 2:28 PM ET

How to Swing a Swing State

Julie Bolcer

A Victory Fund program teaches volunteers about politics in America’s “laboratory for democracy” while helping a slate of LGBT candidates, including Tammy Baldwin.

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