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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.
Campaign Worker for Rep. Cicilline's Opponent Compares Gay Congressman to Sandusky
August 28 2012 5:34 PM ET

Campaign Worker Compares Gay Congressman to Sandusky

Michelle Garcia

The remark came from a volunteer for David Cicilline's opponent in the Democratic primary.

Pedophilia, Hookup Sites, and Menstruating Moms: NOM's Lessons for the Next Generation
August 28 2012 2:48 PM ET

Undercover: 5 Lessons Taught at the NOM Youth Conference

Michelle Garcia

An undercover gay blogger attended the National Organization for Marriage's annual conference for young people and was met with its view on pedophilia, hookup sites, and menstruating moms.

DUI Arrest Unlikely to Cost New SF Archbishop His Job
August 28 2012 1:33 PM ET

DUI Arrest Unlikely to Cost New S.F. Archbishop His Job

Trudy Ring

Church observers say the incident alone won't disqualify archbishop-elect Salvatore Cordileone, but some gay activists say his ultraconservative views should.

Marylanders for Marriage Equality to Raise Money in New York City
August 28 2012 1:21 PM ET

Marylanders for Marriage Equality to Raise Money in New York City

Julie Bolcer

Christine Quinn and Thomas Roberts have joined the high-profile host committee for next month’s event showcasing the connections between Maryland and New York.

Bishop Faces Censure for Pro-Marriage Message
August 28 2012 1:05 PM ET

Bishop Faces Censure for Pro-Marriage Message

Michelle Garcia

A Methodist minister who stood up to his fellow clergy members, asking for more support for marriage equality within the denomination, may face censure from colleagues.

Wash. Marriage Campaign Reserves $5 Million for TV
August 28 2012 9:58 AM ET

Ad Wars Begin: Wash. Marriage Campaign Pays Millions for TV

Julie Bolcer

The group working to uphold the state’s marriage equality law is planning a post-Labor Day advertising blitz.The group working to uphold the state’s marriage equality law is planning a post-Labor Day advertising blitz.

Gay Conservatives See Progress Beyond 2012 Platform
August 28 2012 3:00 AM ET

Gay Conservatives See Progress Beyond 2012 Platform

Julie Bolcer

Despite backward-looking views in the Republican Party platform, gay conservatives and their allies report significant progress toward equality over the past decade.

New SF Archbishop Arrested on DUI Charge
August 27 2012 7:50 PM ET

New S.F. Archbishop Arrested on DUI Charge

Trudy Ring

Salvatore Cordileone, an outspoken opponent of marriage equality, was arrested in San Diego early Saturday.

Hurricane Isaac Threatens to Rain on GOP Parade
August 27 2012 5:34 PM ET

Isaac Already Stealing Romney's Thunder, Could Storm Cancel Convention?

Neal Broverman

With Tropical Storm Isaac picking up speed and heading for the Gulf Coast, the Republican Party has a big decision to make: carry on with its convention or scrap it altogether.

Mike Huckabee Moves to Prime Time for Republican Convention But Rick Santorum Just Misses It
August 27 2012 3:09 PM ET

Huckabee Makes Republican Prime Time, Not Santorum

Lucas Grindley

Normally relegated to weekends on Fox News Channel, Mike Huckabee and his antigay views will hit prime time during the Republican National Convention.

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.

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