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.
Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law
June 28 2012 12:14 PM ET

Supreme Court Backs Health Care Law, LGBT Leaders Cheer

Julie Bolcer

Except for gay conservative groups, advocates see the decision as a victory for the president and LGBT Americans who disproportionately face barriers to accessing health care.

Republican Platform Says Gays Tear at the Fabric of Society
June 28 2012 11:33 AM ET

Republican Platform Says Gays Tear at the Fabric of Society

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Early morning tipsters, especially blogger Joe. My.

Minnesota Vikings Star Comes Out for Marriage Equality
June 28 2012 11:22 AM ET

Minnesota Vikings Star Comes Out for Marriage Equality

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Minnesota Vikings hunky punter Chris Kluwe has come out for marriage equality in a big way,

US Embassy Gives Kenya Its First LGBT Pride Event
June 27 2012 9:44 PM ET

U.S. Embassy Holds Kenya's First LGBT Pride Event

Trudy Ring

The event, a low-key forum at the embassy in Nairobi, was part of the Obama administration's campaign for global LGBT rights.

NOM-Backed Candidate to Challenge Gillibrand
June 27 2012 9:12 PM ET

NOM-Backed Candidate to Challenge Gillibrand

Julie Bolcer

Republican primary winner Wendy Long once said she would not attend a same-sex wedding on principle.

Maryland Group Opposing Marriage Equality Deep in Debt
June 27 2012 8:51 PM ET

Maryland Anti-Marriage Equality Group Deep in Debt

Trudy Ring

The Maryland Marriage Alliance owes $88,000, much of it to a signature-gathering firm owned by a state lawmaker.

Marriage Equality Embrace a Boon to Obama Campaign Funding
June 27 2012 7:43 PM ET

Marriage Equality a Money-maker for Obama's Campaign

Trudy Ring

His campaign saw a three-day spike in fund-raising after his pro-marriage equality announcement, NPR reports.

Bulgarian Priest Urges Violence at Pride Parade
June 27 2012 6:38 PM ET

Bulgarian Priest Urges Violence at Pride Parade

Trudy Ring

A Bulgarian Orthodox clergyman has said stones should be thrown at parade marchers and that their political allies should be drowned.

Gay Candidate Wins New York Congressional Primary
June 27 2012 2:37 PM ET

Gay Candidate Wins New York Congressional Primary

Julie Bolcer

Sean Patrick Maloney, a gay former aide to President Bill Clinton, won the Democratic primary and will face Rep. Nan Hayworth, who has a moderate reputation on LGBT rights compared to some other Tea Party-backed Republicans.

Colorado Group to Target Lawmakers Who Blocked Civil Unions
June 27 2012 11:15 AM ET

Colorado Group to Target Lawmakers Who Blocked Civil Unions

Julie Bolcer

Fight Back Colorado, a group modeled on the effort that removed anti-equality incumbents in New York, will target lawmakers who blocked civil unions this year.

Westboro Follower Running for Kansas School Board
June 26 2012 5:46 PM ET

Antigay Church's Hand in Kansas School Board Race

Michelle Garcia

A man running for the Kansas state school board is a follower of the Westboro Baptist Church and says public schools should stop teaching evolution, which he called a "satanic lie."

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