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.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney Claims He Supported Gay Marriage in 2000
July 30 2012 1:18 PM ET

Cheney Says He Supported Marriage Equality in 2000

Neal Broverman

Speaking to ABC News, former vice president Dick Cheney says he supported same-sex marriage back in 2000 but didn't raise the issue because it would have sunk George W. Bush's campaign.

Barney Frank: Marriage Equality Will Be in Democratic Party Platform
July 30 2012 11:12 AM ET July 30 2012 2:23 PM ET

Barney Frank: Marriage Equality Will Be in Democratic Party Platform

Julie Bolcer

“Yes, it will be in the platform,” the out gay congressman from Massachusetts told The Advocate.

NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Marries Longtime Partner
July 29 2012 2:48 PM ET

NYC Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Gets Hitched

Neal Broverman

Queens politician weds partner of 13 years on Saturday.

Pope Benedict XVI Names Prop 8 Mastermind as New Archbishop of San Francisco
July 28 2012 6:28 PM ET

S.F.'s New Archbishop Really Hates Gay Marriage

Neal Broverman

Pope Benedict XVI lays down the gauntlet with his pick for San Francisco's archbishop.

Latina Transgender Organization Gets Death Threats
July 27 2012 1:58 PM ET

Latina Transgender Organization Gets Death Threats

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Casa Ruby, the only Latina transgender organization in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to serve as a haven for trans folks seeking to escape violence, has been on the receiving end of death thre

Alaskas Lt Governor Makes ID Change Easier for Transgender Residents
July 27 2012 1:36 PM ET

Alaska's Lt. Governor Makes ID Change Easier for Transgender Residents

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The lieutenant governor of Alaska has signed a new Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles regulation which will make it easier for transgender citizens to change their sex identifier on state ID cards

Former NY Gov Eliot Spitzer Is Never Going Back to Chick Fil A
July 27 2012 1:17 PM ET

Former NY Gov Eliot Spitzer Is Never Going Back to Chick-Fil-A

Charles Hicks

“I used to love Chick-Fil-A," Spitzer said. "Their sandwiches were great. Their lemonade was amazing. I’m never going back.”

Bloomberg Opposes Chick-fil-A Ban for New York City
July 27 2012 11:30 AM ET

Bloomberg Opposes Chick-fil-A Ban for New York City

Julie Bolcer

The independent-minded mayor said that blocking a business because of the owner’s personal beliefs is “a bad idea and it’s not going to happen" in New York City.

Wisconsin Legislator Comes Out as Bisexual
July 27 2012 10:53 AM ET

Wisconsin Legislator Comes Out as Bisexual

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Wisconsin Representative JoCasta Zamarripa told reporters this week that she's decided to come out as bisexual — doing so before her upcoming re-election bid.

Amazon Founder and Wife Give $2.5 Million to Washington Marriage Campaign
July 27 2012 9:26 AM ET

Amazon Founder and Wife Give $2.5 Million to Washington Marriage Campaign

Julie Bolcer

The contribution from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos is believed to be the largest individual gift in the country to efforts to secure or protect marriage equality.

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