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.
British Group Claims Marriage Equality Will Lead to More Abortions
August 27 2012 2:42 PM ET

U.K. Group: Marriage Equality Will Mean More Abortions

Trudy Ring

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children claims a 'redefinition' of marriage will lead to fewer people marrying and hence more choosing abortion.

Baltimore Sun Says Antigay Forces Lying to Maryland Public
August 27 2012 12:54 PM ET

Baltimore Sun: Antigay Forces Lying to Maryland Public

Neal Broverman

The Baltimore Sun's editorial board excoriated antigay leaders in Maryland who are "resorting to the same playbook of false attacks they have used to great effect in other states.

Public Editor Accuses NYT of “Progressive” Marriage Equality Bias
August 27 2012 11:00 AM ET

Ombudsman Says New York Times Is Biased on Marriage Equality

Julie Bolcer

Arthur Brisbane wrote that the paper of record approaches topics including same-sex marriage "more like causes than news subjects,” a charge the executive editor rejected.

Joe Biden Applauds Gay Advocates
August 27 2012 9:38 AM ET

Joe Biden Applauds Gay Advocates

Julie Bolcer

“You are freeing the soul of the American people,” said the vice president at a campaign stop in Provincetown, Mass.

La Leche League to Consider Transgender Leaders
August 26 2012 8:25 PM ET

La Leche League to Consider Transgender Leaders

Trudy Ring

The breastfeeding support group is reconsidering its women-only policy in light of a request from a transgender man.

France to Consider Marriage Equality Bill
August 26 2012 1:32 PM ET

France to Consider Marriage Equality Bill

Trudy Ring

The legislation will be introduced in both houses of Parliament in October, the prime minister said Saturday.

New York Archbishop Draws Fire for Republican Convention Appearance
August 25 2012 5:15 PM ET

Andrew Sullivan: Archbishop's RNC Prayer a Partisan Act

Trudy Ring

New York Catholic archbishop Timothy Dolan is not only a staunch opponent of marriage equality but is aligning himself with politicians who care little for the poor, says Sullivan.

WATCH Anglican Bishop Backs Marriage Equality
August 24 2012 6:30 PM ET

WATCH: Anglican Bishop Backs Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

Alan Wilson, the bishop of Buckingham, has recorded a video statement of support for marriage equality in the U.K.

Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court Not to Hear Prop. 8
August 24 2012 5:54 PM ET

Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Ask Supreme Court to Restore California Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The legal journey of Proposition 8 may be coming to a close, depending on if the case is accepted by the nation's highest court.