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.
The Arcus Foundation Names Kevin Jennings Executive Director
July 13 2012 6:09 PM ET

The Arcus Foundation Names Kevin Jennings Executive Director

Daniel Reynolds

The Arcus Foundation announced today that its new leader is Kevin Jennings, a former Obama adminstration member and the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network.

GOP Congresswoman Is First in House from Her Party to Support Marriage Equality
July 13 2012 5:54 PM ET

A First: GOP Congresswoman Supports Marriage Equality

Lucas Grindley

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has verified her support for marriage equality to the Washington Blade, making her the first Republican member of the House to do so.

Lesbian couple sues to stop deportation of same-sex spouses
July 13 2012 2:12 PM ET

Lesbian Couple Sues to Stop Deportation

Lauren Jow

A lesbian couple from California filed a class-action federal lawsuit on Thursday to stop the deportation of same-sex spouses, according to the

NAACP Marriage Equality Endorsement Opens Rifts
July 13 2012 9:43 AM ET

NAACP Marriage Equality Endorsement Opens Rifts

Julie Bolcer

The decision by the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to endorse marriage equality has revealed a split in opinions that were on display among members at this week’s convention.

Activists Say This Gay Shirt From American Apparel Ignores the T in LGBT
July 12 2012 4:27 PM ET

Does a Gay Shirt Ignore the T in LGBT?

Michelle Garcia

Some activists say that a transgender model wearing a pro-gay shirt is another example of transsexual erasure.

The Religious Exemption on Sodomy for Suicide Bombers
July 12 2012 3:50 PM ET

Researcher's Claim About Suicide Bombers Called False

Lucas Grindley

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect feedback after our first version.  

Marriage Petition Certified for Maryland Ballot
July 12 2012 8:10 AM ET

Marriage Petition Certified for Maryland Ballot

Julie Bolcer

Opponents of marriage equality in Maryland have submitted enough valid signatures to trigger a referendum on the law this fall, state officials said.

July 12 2012 7:39 AM ET

Fight Back Colorado Raises $55,000

View at Denver Post

July 12 2012 7:25 AM ET

Gay Aide to L.A. Mayor Runs for City Council

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New Class of Navy Carriers Will Forego Urinals
July 11 2012 8:01 PM ET

New Navy Carriers Will Be Urinal-Free

Camille Beredjick

For the first time ever, a new class of U.S.