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.
Oregon Launches Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative
February 14 2013 1:57 PM ET

Oregon Launches Marriage Equality Ballot Initiative

Sunnivie Brydum

Oregon United for Marriage today announced its intent to put marriage equality legislation before Oregon voters in 2014.

The Right Way to Capture Love
February 14 2013 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: The Right Way to Capture Love

Michelle Garcia

Two veterans of the wedding industry realize that wedding photography for same-sex couples just isn't a cookie-cutter endeavor.

AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops
February 13 2013 9:08 PM ET

AFA, Aghast Gay Soldiers Could Be Buried at Arlington, Rallies Troops

Neal Broverman

The AFA is offended LGBT soldiers could be buried at Arlington cemetery.

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union
February 13 2013 6:09 PM ET

Ted Nugent Seated Next to Gay Liberal at State of the Union

Neal Broverman

The conservative firebrand, who threatened the president's life at one point, somehow got an invite to the SOTU.

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Sec. of Defense
February 13 2013 2:37 PM ET February 13 2013 9:27 PM ET

Tammy Baldwin Supports Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary

Neal Broverman

The out senator says our nation's security is paramount.

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans
February 12 2013 10:54 PM ET

State of the Union: What It Meant for LGBT Americans

Lucas Grindley

LGBT Americans were mentioned more than once during the State of the Union address, but activists might still be disappointed.

AP: Same-Sex Couples 'Generally' Not Husbands or Wives
February 12 2013 7:29 PM ET

AP: Same-Sex Couples 'Generally' Not Husbands or Wives

Trudy Ring

An Associated Press style memo says the news service prefers 'partners' even when describing legally married same-sex pairs.

Committee Approves Hagel, Moves Nomination to Full Senate
February 12 2013 7:11 PM ET

Committee Approves Hagel, Moves Nomination to Full Senate

Trudy Ring

Hagel, nominated by President Obama as secretary of Defense, has opposition from his own party, the Republicans, because of policy differences, and from LGBT activists because of past statements.

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