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.
Family Equality Council Asks Politicians to Value All Families
August 30 2012 5:44 PM ET

When Family Values Mean Valuing All Families

Sunnivie Brydum

The national advocacy group released a report Wednesday detailing ways that politicians and platforms can support LGBT families and the children within them.

New Zealand One Step Closer to Marriage Equality
August 30 2012 4:41 PM ET

New Zealand One Step Closer to Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

The New Zealand Parliament favored marriage equality 80-40 in an initial vote on legislation penned by lesbian MP Louisa Wall.

Fight Back Colorado Launches Texts From Amy
August 30 2012 1:32 PM ET

Colorado Super PAC Imagines Texts Between Anti-Equality Reps.

Sunnivie Brydum

A Colorado super PAC's latest campaign imagines the text message chain between Colorado Republicans who conspired to kill civil unions legislation this spring.

New Zealand Parliament Considers Adoption by Gays
August 30 2012 11:00 AM ET

New Zealand Parliament Considers Adoption by Gays

Sunnivie Brydum

One day after a marriage equality bill passed its first procedural hurdle, the New Zealand Parliament is set to consider a bill legalizing adoption by gay couples.

Marriage Equality Bill Advances in Tasmania
August 30 2012 10:39 AM ET

Marriage Equality Bill Advances in Tasmania

Julie Bolcer

The lower house of Parliament passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, which now moves to the upper chamber.

Paul Ryan Calls Mitt Romney a Defender of Marriage
August 30 2012 8:49 AM ET

Paul Ryan Calls Mitt Romney a Defender of Marriage

Julie Bolcer

The vice-presidential nominee said that Romney is “not only a defender of marriage, he offers an example of marriage at its best.”

State Tells Catholic Church in Washington It Has Gone Too Far
August 29 2012 5:21 PM ET

State Tells Catholic Church in Washington It Has Gone Too Far

Lucas Grindley

It's illegal for the Catholic Church in Washington to pass the plate and raise money to defeat marriage equality, state officials have said.

Barbara Walters to Help Celebrate Anniversary of DADTs Death
August 29 2012 2:57 PM ET

Barbara Walters to Help Celebrate Anniversary of DADT's Death

Neal Broverman

Close to the one-year anniversary of the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," journalist Barbara Walters will emcee an event honoring LGBT troops as well as repeal advocate Admiral Mike Mullen, forme

Guess Which Republican Senator Says He No Longer Supports an Amendment to Ban Marriage Equality
August 29 2012 2:10 PM ET

Has Marriage Ban Lost a GOP Senator's Support?

Lucas Grindley

Republican senator Orrin Hatch voted in 2006 for a federal constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

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