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.
Black Voters Swing 48 Points on Marriage in Florida
June 10 2012 3:11 PM ET

Poll: Florida's Black Voters Follow Obama's Lead

Lucas Grindley

What a polling firm calls "the Obama effect" continues among black voters; this time, with a dramatic 48-point swin

Republican's Gay Son Outed By Mother's Campaign
June 10 2012 1:37 PM ET

Republican's Gay Son Outed by Mother's Campaign

Lucas Grindley

The son of a Republican Colorado lawmaker was outed by his mother's campaign manager, reports The Denver Post

Elizabeth Warren Highlights Differences from Scott Brown in Appeal to LGBT Voters
June 10 2012 10:51 AM ET

Elizabeth Warren Is No Scott Brown on LGBT Rights

Lucas Grindley

Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren is making an appeal to LGBT voters in Massachusetts this weekend, saying "there is still much work to be done" and that she will be "a leader in the fight for full

Protest Could Get Contentious Outside Indiana Church
June 09 2012 1:12 PM ET

Protest Could Get Contentious Outside Indiana Church

Lucas Grindley

It could be a contentious protest Sunday outside an Indiana church where the congregation was

Police, Helicopter, Water Cannon Called in to Defend Pride March
June 09 2012 12:28 PM ET

Police, Helicopter, Water Cannon Called in to Defend Pride March

Lucas Grindley

A gay pride parade in Croatia that has police on high alert Saturday is a reminder of what's at stake.

No More Show for Teen Who Said Obama Made His Friends Gay
June 09 2012 11:43 AM ET

Show's Over for Teen Who Said Obama Made His Friends Gay

Lucas Grindley

Updated to include compromise with Spreaker.

Charlie Crist Says He Is Being Extorted With Gay Threats
June 09 2012 10:41 AM ET

Was It Extortion? Charlie Crist Says He Was Threatened With Accusation He's Gay

Lucas Grindley

A lawyer for Charlie Crist says a former party chairman was trying to extort the former Florida governor with allegations that he's gay.

Widow Wanted to Share DOMA Win With Her Wife
June 08 2012 5:47 PM ET

Widow Wanted to Share DOMA Win With Her Wife

Lucas Grindley

When 83-year-old Edie Windsor found out this week that she'd won her case, and that the Defense of Marriage Act had been ruled unconstitutional, she wanted so badly to talk to her late widow, Thea

Fight Is On in Maryland Over Marriage
June 08 2012 4:33 PM ET

Signatures Counted, Another Fight Is On for November

Lucas Grindley

A fight is on in Maryland over whether the state will keep the marriage law it passed earlier this year.

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