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.
Gay Realtor Charges Toward History in Delaware
August 22 2012 3:24 PM ET

Gay Realtor Charges Toward History in Delaware

Neal Broverman

Rehoboth Beach real estate agent Andy Staton hopes to become the first openly LGBT person elected to the Delaware legislature, and he has a healthy bank account and a wealth of endorsements on his

House Hopeful Claims Opponent Is Using Biphobic Tactics
August 22 2012 2:13 PM ET

Are Biphobic Claims Affecting House Race?

Michelle Garcia

Arizona lawmaker Kyrsten Sinema says that one of her opponents is using language to sway voters against her because of her sexual orientation.

WATCH Matt Barber Says Marriage Equality Will Lead to Polygamy and Incest
August 22 2012 12:30 PM ET

WATCH: Matt Barber Says Marriage Equality Will Lead to Polygamy and Incest

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The head of Liberty Counsel praises Hawaii's marriage ruling and says idiotic things while doing so.

Gay Conservatives Disappointed in Republican Party Platform
August 22 2012 12:01 PM ET

Gay Conservatives Disappointed in GOP Platform

Julie Bolcer

“The final document is marred by outdated social conservative ideology,” said the Log Cabin Republicans, which participated in the platform drafting process for the first time this year.

GOProud Endorses Tommy Thompson Against Tammy Baldwin
August 22 2012 10:01 AM ET

GOProud Endorses Tommy Thompson Against Tammy Baldwin

Julie Bolcer

“The voters of Wisconsin need to ask themselves whether or not they want to send a woman to the Senate who has a voting record to the left of Nancy Pelosi,” said the group.

Playboy's Hugh Hefner: Marriage Equality Means Rights for All
August 21 2012 7:02 PM ET

Hefner: Marriage Equality Means Rights for All

Michelle Garcia

Playboy's iconic 86-year-old founder Hugh Hefner is continuing his support for marriage equality, with an editorial in the September issue of his magazine.

Rep King Backtracks on Rape, Incest Comment
August 21 2012 6:44 PM ET

Rep. King Backtracks on Rape, Incest Comment

Michelle Garcia

Iowa Rep. Steve King is backtracking from comments he made in a report, claiming he's not aware of any women who were impregnated due to incest or rape.

WATCH Kirk Cameron Defends Todd Akin
August 21 2012 5:50 PM ET

WATCH: Kirk Cameron Defends Todd Akin

Jeremy Kinser

GOP Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin can rest easy now that Mike Seaver has his back.

Romney Backer Says GOP Should Drop Inclusive Pro-Equality Amendment
August 21 2012 5:48 PM ET

Romney Backer Says GOP Should Drop Inclusive Amendment

Michelle Garcia

Kober also loosely compares LGBT people to drug users and polygamists to make his argument against the inclusive amendment.

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