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.
Homeland Security Directive Will Help Binational Gay Couples Stay Together
September 28 2012 3:39 PM ET

New Directive Will Help Binational Gay Couples Stay Together

Trudy Ring

In immigration proceedings, the federal government will consider same-sex couples families, making it less likely binational couples will be separated by deportation.

Lesbian Prime Minister of Iceland to Retire
September 28 2012 2:35 PM ET

Iceland's Lesbian Prime Minister to Retire

Trudy Ring

Johanna Sigurdardottir, the first openly gay or lesbian head of a national government, announced she will quit politics next year.

Antigay Group Tries to Join Illinois Marriage Equality Lawsuit
September 28 2012 12:33 PM ET

Antigay Group Tries to Join Illinois Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Julie Bolcer

The attorney for the Illinois Family Institute said that allowing his client to intervene would “even the playing field.”

Edie Windsor, Elderly Lesbian Widow, Makes Case in Federal Appeals Court
September 27 2012 10:30 PM ET

Lesbian Widow Edie Windsor Brings Her Optimism to Court

Julie Bolcer

“I look forward to the day when the federal government recognizes all marriages as legal, and I’m very hopeful that day will come while I’m still alive,” said the 83-year-old outside the courthouse in New York City.

Fight Back Colorado Targets Aurora Republican
September 27 2012 6:56 PM ET

Fight Back Colorado Targets Aurora Republican

Sunnivie Brydum

The super PAC created to unseat legislators who killed civil unions legislation earlier this year is going after what it calls one of Colorado's "most extreme" Republicans.

Widow Has Her Case Put on Hold While Supreme Court Decides What to Do Next
September 27 2012 5:43 PM ET

Widow's Case on Hold While Supreme Court Decides What's Next

Lucas Grindley

The question of whether the Supreme Court decides to take up a case on the Defense of Marriage Act in its new session, which begins Monday, appears to have one widow in a holding pattern.

Deval Patrick Administration Sides Against Trans Inmate on Need for Surgery
September 27 2012 4:42 PM ET

Deval Patrick Administration Sides Against Trans Inmate

Lucas Grindley

Yet another important fixture of Massachusetts politics is siding against a trans inmate who wants gender-reassignment surgery.

Poll Finds Big Spike in Support for Marriage Equality in Illinois
September 27 2012 3:42 PM ET

Poll Finds Big Spike in Marriage Equality Support in Illinois

Lucas Grindley

In just two years the percentage of people supporting same-sex marriage in Illinois has jumped 12 points.

Labour Party Leader Makes It Clear He Is for Marriage Equality
September 27 2012 3:10 PM ET

WATCH: Labour Party Leader Makes It Clear He Favors Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

With England well into the debate about whether to make marriage equality the law, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is making it clear what his views are in a new video.

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