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.
New Washington Ads Highlight Faithful Support for Marriage Equality
October 01 2012 5:08 PM ET

WATCH: Washington Ads Highlight Faithful Support for Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Two new video ads highlight support for marriage equality within faith communities.

California Governor Brown Vetoes Multiparent Protection Law
October 01 2012 3:41 PM ET

Calif.: Brown Vetoes Multiparent Protection Law

Michelle Garcia

California governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have provided protections for children with more than two parents, explaining he was sympathetic to the families where this applies but

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Weds Partner Patrick Abner
October 01 2012 3:26 PM ET

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Weds Partner Patrick Abner

Michelle Garcia

Thomas Roberts married his partner of 12 years.

Supreme Court Denies NOM's Campaign Disclosure Appeal
October 01 2012 1:32 PM ET

Supreme Court Denies NOM's Campaign Disclosure Appeal

Michelle Garcia

The antigay group had been trying to hide who supplied it with money to support a marriage ban in Maine in 2009 and continues to do the same elsewhere.

Poll Finds Support Surging for Maryland Marriage Equality Measure
October 01 2012 12:11 PM ET

Poll: Support Surging in Maryland for Marriage Equality

Julie Bolcer

Voters favor the new marriage equality law by 49% to 39%, with more than half of African-American voters in favor, but those numbers could change when opponents launch their anticipated media campaign.

October 01 2012 11:29 AM ET

Margaret Hoover Speaks Out for Marriage Equality

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Schwarzenegger Married Two Gay Couples as California Governor
October 01 2012 9:45 AM ET

Schwarzenegger Married Gay Couples While Governor

Julie Bolcer

“I personally always said that marriage is between a man and a woman, but I would never enforce my will on people,” said the former governor who twice vetoed marriage equality legislation.

The Supreme Court Could Kill Prop 8 Monday
September 30 2012 7:19 PM ET

The Supreme Court Could Kill Prop. 8 Monday

Neal Broverman

This week California could finally put Prop. 8 behind it and join the six other states with marriage equality. But it's far from a sure thing.

California Officially Bans Ex-Gay Therapy For Youths
September 30 2012 1:45 PM ET

Calif. Officially Bans Ex-Gay Therapy For Youths

Michelle Garcia

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to put an end to so-called ex-gay therapy against LGBT youth, making his the first state to protect young people from such practices. 

September 30 2012 1:02 PM ET

Thousands Pray for America

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Romney Adviser Says Obama's Reaction to Libya Was 'Limp Wristed'
September 30 2012 12:56 PM ET

Romney Adviser: Obama's Reaction to Libya 'Limp Wristed'

Michelle Garcia

Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton uses homophobic term to describe President Obama's foreign policy.

Baldwin and Thompson Go Head to Head in First Senate Debate
September 29 2012 2:13 PM ET

Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson Go Head-to-Head in First Debate

Michelle Garcia

With the out Wisconsin candidate for Senate leading in the polls, the state's former governor calls her "far out of the mainstream."

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