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.
Rick Santorum Called in to Fight Marriage Equality in Washington
August 16 2012 7:13 PM ET

Rick Santorum Called in to Fight Marriage Equality in Washington

Lucas Grindley

Rick Santorum is being called in to help fight marriage equality in Washington.

Jacksonville Fails Its LGBT Citizens By Rejecting Work Protections
August 16 2012 7:07 PM ET

Jacksonville Fails Its LGBT Citizens, Rejects Work Protections

Neal Broverman

The City Council of Jacksonville, Fla. on Wednesday rejected an ordinance that would have protected people from being fired for being gay or transgender.

Photos Show People Lined Up for the So Called Prayer for France
August 16 2012 6:49 PM ET

People Lined Up for the Antigay 'Prayer for France'

Lucas Grindley

Gay rights groups say an organized day of prayer against marriage equality

Log Cabin Called on to Withhold Endorsement of Mitt Romney
August 16 2012 4:06 PM ET

Will Log Cabin Endorse Romney-Ryan?

Lucas Grindley

An LGBT anti-Romney group is calling on Log Cabin to withhold its endorsement, like it did from George W. Bush in 2004.

Colorado Group Targets Republican Speaker Who Killed Civil Unions
August 16 2012 2:33 PM ET

Fight Back Colorado Says 'Farewell, Frank' to GOP House Speaker McNulty

Sunnivie Brydum

Fight Back Colorado, the super PAC aimed at removing lawmakers who voted against civil unions legislation, wants the public to decide the future employment of Speaker Frank McNulty.

First Ad to Air in Minnesota Is in Favor of Marriage Equality
August 16 2012 1:30 PM ET

WATCH: First Ad to Air in Minnesota Favors Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The first ad to make the case for marriage equality in Minnesota features a couple married for 59 years talking about the evolution of their own beliefs.

Marriage Equality Super PAC to Back Three House Republicans
August 16 2012 12:09 PM ET

Marriage Equality Super PAC to Back Three House Republicans

Julie Bolcer

The super PAC created by Republican donor Paul Singer, a leading marriage equality backer, will support Reps. Mary Bono Mack of California, Richard Hanna of New York and Judy Biggert of Illinois.

Watch This Poignant Ad for Marriage Equality
August 15 2012 7:29 PM ET

WATCH: A Poignant Ad for Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

The "It's Time" video promoting marriage equality and watched by hundreds of thousands across the globe has spurred an offshoot with a different plot but the same message.

August 15 2012 6:45 PM ET

Get to Know Paul Ryan Gosling

Antigay Protestor and Viral Video Sensation Dies Suddenly
August 15 2012 6:38 PM ET

Antigay Protestor and Viral Video Sensation Dies Suddenly

Lucas Grindley

A man who became a viral video sensation for his protest of Ge

Hackers Attack Ugandan Government Websites to Protest Homophobia
August 15 2012 3:25 PM ET

Hackers Attack Ugandan Government Websites in Protest

Lucas Grindley

The group of hackers calling themselves Anonymous has targeted websites for Uganda's government in retaliation for its intolerance of LGBT citizens.

High Profile Australian Lawyer Transitions While in Public Eye
August 15 2012 2:23 PM ET

High-Profile Australian Lawyer Transitions While in Public Eye

Neal Broverman

A well-known transgender Australian barrister, or attorney, recently made her first court appearance after finishing her transition.

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