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 Navy Chaplain Says Voting for Marriage Equality Tantamount to Crucifying Jesus
November 15 2012 8:16 PM ET

WATCH: Navy Chaplain Says Voting for Marriage Equality Is Like Crucifying Jesus

Sunnivie Brydum

Antigay former Navy chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt told cable political news host David Pakman that recent votes for marriage equality would be viewed by God in the same way as votes in biblical times to crucify Jesus Christ.

If Obama and Romney Split the Straight Vote Then LGBT Americans Decided the Winner
November 15 2012 7:36 PM ET

If the Straight Vote Split, Did Gay Voters Pick a President?

Lucas Grindley

Is it this simple? Exit polls show Mitt Romney and Barack Obama splitting the straight vote, so then gays decided the election — or so the thinking goes.

WATCH: Trans People Share Their Stories
November 15 2012 7:33 PM ET

WATCH: Trans People Share Their Stories

Sunnivie Brydum

In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, GLAAD released a new series of videos highlighting diversity within the transgender community called I AM: Trans People Speak

Illinois Hate Group Wants Teachers to Reject Fiction of Trans Students
November 15 2012 6:26 PM ET

Illinois Hate-Group Wants Teachers to Reject 'Fiction' of Trans Students

Sunnivie Brydum

The Illinois Family Institute is livid about East Aurora School District's consideration of antibullying protections for transgender and gender non-conforming students.

Catholic Priest Denies Minnesota Teen Confirmation for Supporting Marriage Equality
November 15 2012 4:37 PM ET

Catholic Teen Denied Confirmation Over Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

A teenager in northwestern Minnesota was denied his confirmation after he posted a Facebook photo of himself opposing the Minnesota Marriage Amendment.

Gay Man Apparently Kills Himself Over Election and Failing Business
November 15 2012 3:45 PM ET

Gay Man Apparently Kills Himself, Over Election, Failing Business

Sunnivie Brydum

A man in Key West, Fla., who died last week, apparently by suicide, had earlier told his partner, "If Barack wins, I'm not going to be around."

Catholic Church Directed $2 Million to Fight Marriage Initiatives
November 15 2012 1:25 PM ET

Catholic Church Spent $2 Million to Fight Marriage Initiatives

Julie Bolcer

The Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the National Organization for Marriage provided nearly 65% of the financing for the unsuccessful efforts to defeat marriage equality initiatives in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State.

Uruguay Congress Considers Marriage Equality
November 15 2012 1:19 PM ET

Uruguay Congress Considers Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Uruguay's congress is considering marriage equality, five years after the country legalized civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

Meghan McCain Joins Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry
November 15 2012 11:37 AM ET

Meghan McCain Joins Young Conservatives for Freedom to Marry

Julie Bolcer

The daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain joined the leadership committee of the group working to change views within the Republican Party.

Our Exit Poll Finds LGBT Voters Cheering Hillary On in 2016
November 15 2012 5:00 AM ET

Hillary Dominates Your Picks for a 2016 Ticket

Michelle Garcia and Lucas Grindley

When The Advocate asked LGBT voters to fill out an online survey about the election, we couldn't help also throwing in a question about who you have in mind for 2016. The result isn't scientific. But one name stood out.

A Look Inside How LGBT Readers of The Advocate Voted Last Week
November 15 2012 5:00 AM ET

How You Voted: The Advocate's Election Exit Survey

Michelle Garcia

The Advocate's Election Day exit survey shows 9% of you voted on marriage equality in some form and 64% of you have a clear candidate for 2016.

Poll Finds LGBT People Are an Ineffective Bogeyman for GOP
November 14 2012 7:50 PM ET

Poll: Gay People Are an Ineffective Bogeyman for GOP

Lucas Grindley

In a new poll, the Human Rights Campaign reinforces the growing conventional wisdom that using LGBT people as a bogeyman is no longer a winning proposition for the Republican Party.

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