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.
DOJ Wants Supreme Court to Hear DOMA Cases
July 04 2012 1:15 AM ET

Will SCOTUS Hear DOMA Cases in 2013?

Michelle Garcia

After the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly found the health care overhaul to be legally sound, the Department of Justice takes an opportunity to advance marriage equality through the court.

Washington Initiative Against Marriage Equality Comes Up Short
July 03 2012 5:59 PM ET

Washington Anti-Marriage Initiative Dies (One of Them)

Camille Beredjick

Only one measure addressing marriage equality will appear on the November ballot in Washington.

County Clerks Intervene to Defend Illinois Marriage Ban
July 03 2012 11:03 AM ET July 03 2012 1:41 PM ET

County Clerks Intervene to Defend Illinois Marriage Ban

Julie Bolcer

Two county clerks were granted a motion to intervene and defend the Illinois ban on same-sex marriage.

Obama Marriage Announcement Raised Nearly $9 Million Over Three Days
July 03 2012 9:15 AM ET

Obama Marriage Announcement Raised Nearly $9 Million Over Three Days

Julie Bolcer

The Obama campaign raised almost $9 million in the three days following the president’s announcement of support for marriage equality in May.

Microsoft Executives Donate $200K to Support Marriage Equality
July 02 2012 6:20 PM ET July 03 2012 9:27 AM ET

Microsoft's Big Wedding Gift to Gays

Michelle Garcia

The founder and CEO of Microsoft have each donated $100,000 to support Washington state's marriage equality law that is being challenged by a referendum vote this November.

Facebook Adds Married Icons for Gay Users
July 02 2012 12:13 PM ET

Facebook Adds Married Icons for Gay Users

Michelle Garcia

At Facebook, change is all in the details.

SLDN and OutServe to Merge
July 02 2012 12:11 PM ET

SLDN and OutServe to Merge

Julie Bolcer

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and OutServe, two of the most prominent groups working to assist LGBT military members, announced that they intend to combine forces.

Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland Backs Marriage Equality Law
July 02 2012 6:56 AM ET

Senior Irish Leader Backs Marriage Equality Push

Julie Bolcer

Eamon Gilmore, the deputy prime minister of Ireland and Labour Party leader, said that marriage equality is “the civil rights issue of this generation.”

George Will Predicts Win for Marriage Equality in Supreme Court
July 01 2012 11:48 PM ET

George Will Predicts GOP Loses at Supreme Court

Lucas Grindley

House Republicans led by Speaker John Boehner appealed to the Supreme Court Friday in a DOMA case. Here's why a leading conservative thinker says they could lose.

July 01 2012 4:12 PM ET

BET Profiles Frank Mugisha

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D.C. Republican Committee Adopts Inclusive Platform
July 01 2012 8:54 AM ET

D.C. Republican Committee Adopts Gay-Inclusive Platform

Julie Bolcer

The D.C. Republican Committee adopted language inclusive of “sexual orientation” in its platform.