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.
Opponents of Marriage Equality Think Their Marriage is Stable
April 16 2012 3:37 PM ET

Superiority Complex? Right-Wingers Say Their Marriages Aren't Threatened

Josh Hinkle

A new study this month reports that many opponents of marriage equality believe their marriage will be unaffected by same-sex weddings. It's other people's marriages they're worried about.

NOM to Endorse Mitt Romney
April 11 2012 1:55 PM ET

NOM to Endorse Mitt Romney

Michelle Garcia

The National Organization for Marriage will endorse Mitt Romney, a long-time supporter of the antigay group.

Santorum's Antigay Agenda Not a Hit With Catholics
April 10 2012 5:34 PM ET

Santorum's Antigay Agenda Not a Hit With Catholics

Trudy Ring

Many of the right-wing candidate's coreligionists voted against him during the primary season.

Rob Reiner Marriage Equality Is Coming
April 10 2012 2:59 PM ET

Rob Reiner: Marriage Equality Is Coming

Trudy Ring

While the fight is far from over, the momentum is in favor of marriage equality, the filmmaker-activist tells talk show host Stephanie Miller — and someday people will find the denial of rights “ridiculous.”

BYU Students It Gets Better Video Did Not Violate Policy
April 10 2012 2:12 PM ET

BYU Students' It Gets Better Video Did Not Violate Policy

Michelle Garcia

An "It Gets Better" video posted by LGBT students at Brigham Young University is not in violation of the school's strict, antigay honor code.

Mike Wallace and The Homosexuals
April 09 2012 9:08 PM ET

Mike Wallace and The Homosexuals

Trudy Ring

Veteran journalist Mike Wallace, who died Saturday at age 93, had many claims to fame and one credit that might be considered a claim to infamy — his participation in the sensationalistic 1960s doc

Rev Warns Allowing Gays Will Be Democrats Demise
April 09 2012 8:17 PM ET

Rev.'s Warning: Allowing Gays Will Be Democrats' Demise

Michelle Garcia

A campaign surrogate for Harris County, Texas, Democratic Party presidential nominee Keryl Douglas attacked Douglas's gay opponent, Lane Lewis (shown).

Rick Warren God Opposes Marriage Equality
April 09 2012 2:07 PM ET

Rick Warren: God Opposes Marriage Equality

Trudy Ring

On ABC’s This Week, the megachurch leader told Jake Tapper he would never drop his opposition to same-sex marriage because, he claims, the Bible reserves the union for heterosexual couples.

HRC to Romney Ditch AntiLGBT Finance Chair
March 10 2012 7:00 PM ET

HRC to Romney: Ditch Anti-LGBT Finance Chair

Trudy Ring

The Human Rights Campaign and supporters are calling on Mitt Romney to fire his national finance chair, Frank VanderSloot, who has a record of antigay activities.

Obama Johnson Karger and Republicans on Gay Issues
March 07 2012 2:02 AM ET

President Obama Responds to Candidate Scorecard

Michelle Garcia

President Obama Responds to Candidate Scorecard

Mayors Not for Marriage
February 23 2012 5:00 AM ET

A Most-Wanted List: Mayors Not for Marriage

Josh Hinkle

Big names such as Rahm Emanuel and Michael Bloomberg signed a marriage equality pledge from Freedom to Marry. But mayors of 25 of the nation's 50 most populous cities still haven't followed suit.

Chris Gregoire Reflects on a Marriage Milestone
February 15 2012 8:00 AM ET

Chris Gregoire Reflects on a Marriage Milestone

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The Washington governor speaks to The Advocate about sweet victory in her state while offering subtle advice on marriage equality for the ever-evolving president.

Gene Robinson on the NH Race
January 10 2012 6:43 PM ET

Gene Robinson on the New Hampshire Race

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The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson, who nearly a decade ago became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and will retire his vestments in less than a year, lives far enough away in the New Hampshire countryside from the presidential primary campaign scrum in Manchester as to render it on another planet.

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