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.
Gay Republican Candidate Does Not Want the Romney Platform for His State
September 13 2012 1:50 PM ET

Gay GOP Candidate: Keep Romney's Platform Away

Lucas Grindley

The candidate for U.S. House in Massachusetts doesn't want Mitt Romney's home state to adopt the national platform.

Nick Clegg in Britain Apologizes for Using the Word Bigot to Describe Marriage Equality Opponents
September 13 2012 12:27 PM ET

Are They Bigots? Britain's Nick Clegg Apologizes for Using the Word

Lucas Grindley

Nick Clegg, Britain's deputy prime minister, is apologizing for calling opponents of marriage equality in his country "bigots."

Giuliani Disavows Former Aide Over Homophobic Mailer
September 13 2012 11:11 AM ET

Giuliani Disavows Former Aide Over Homophobic Mailer

Julie Bolcer

The former New York City mayor endorsed state Senate candidate Eric Ulrich, who had been targeted with an antigay mailer by Juan Reyes.

Maryland Marriage Coalition Issues Warning on NOM
September 13 2012 9:41 AM ET

Maryland Marriage Coalition Issues Warning on NOM

Julie Bolcer

“Marylanders should brace themselves for what is about to hit our state," said a memo released to media Thursday morning.

Ruling on Trans Inmates Surgery Gets Bipartisan Rebuke
September 12 2012 5:51 PM ET

Ruling on Trans Inmate's Surgery Gets Bipartisan Rebuke

Sunnivie Brydum

A federal judge ruled that the state must provide a transgender inmate with gender-reassignment surgery, a decision both Massachusetts Senate candidates oppose.

LGBT Americans Face Unfair Laws and Stigma
September 12 2012 3:25 PM ET

Report: LGBT Americans Face Unfair Laws, Stigma

Sunnivie Brydum

A new report finds that LGBT Americans face a patchwork of conflicting federal and state laws which stand in the way of their being fully equal citizens.

Ann Romney Wont Attend Values Voters Conference
September 12 2012 2:26 PM ET

Ann Romney Won't Attend Values Voters Conference

Sunnivie Brydum

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is still scheduled to speak.

Two Gay Candidates Win Delaware Primaries
September 12 2012 1:10 PM ET

Two Gay Candidates Win Delaware Primaries

Sunnivie Brydum

If elected in November, Andy Staton and Marie Mayor would be the state's first out legislators.

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