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.
Scotland to Introduce Marriage Equality
July 25 2012 9:36 AM ET

Scotland to Introduce Marriage Equality

Julie Bolcer

Scottish ministers said they would bring forth a marriage equality bill later this year following a government consultation produced a record number of responses on the issue.

WATCH: Zach Wahls Supports President Obama
July 25 2012 8:23 AM ET

WATCH: Zach Wahls Supports President Obama

Julie Bolcer

Zach Wahls, the University of Iowa student who defended his mothers’ right to marry before the state legislature, says it was a “beautiful day” when President Obama announced his support for marriage equality.

Right Wing Wants Judge Booted from Marriage Case Because She Is a Lesbian
July 24 2012 3:33 PM ET

Right Wing Says Judge Is a Lesbian, Should Be Off Marriage Case

Lucas Grindley

Antigay activists are once again claiming that a gay judge is incapable of ruling in a case about same-sex marriage.

Tony Blair Supports Marriage Equality in New Interview
July 24 2012 2:44 PM ET

Tony Blair Supports Marriage Equality in New Interview

Lucas Grindley

Former prime minister Tony Blair says he is for marriage equality, making his support known as the United Kingdom debates whether to change its laws.

TV Ad Calls Out Jim DeMint for Saying Gays Should Be Stopped From Teaching
July 24 2012 12:41 PM ET

TV Ad Calls Out Jim DeMint for Saying Gays Shouldn't Be Teachers

Lucas Grindley

A new ad in South Carolina highlights Sen. Jim DeMint's belief that gay people shouldn't be allowed to teach — and his supporters want it off the airwaves.

DSM Replaces Gender Identity Disorder With Gender Dysphoria
July 23 2012 7:00 PM ET

DSM-V To Rename Gender Identity Disorder

Camille Beredjick

The newest edition of the psychiatric diagnostic manual will do away with labeling transgender people as "disordered."

Gay and Lesbian Servicemembers March in San Diego Pride Parade
July 23 2012 1:42 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT Troops March in San Diego Pride Parade

Neal Broverman

With the blessing of military brass, uniformed LGBT service members marched in this weekend's San Diego Pride parade.

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