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.

Anti-Gay Attack In NYC's Chelsea Nabe

New York City police are investigating an apparent hate crime outside a cinema in Chelsea

Prop. 8 Proponents Fail to Halt Marriage — Again

Prop. 8 Proponents Fail to Halt Marriage — Again

One more attempt to stop gay and lesbians from marrying in California.

U.S. Senator Urges Countries to Hold Rainbow Flags at Sochi Olympics

U.S. Senator Urges Countries to Hold Rainbow Flags at Sochi Olympics, Calls Putin 'Bully'

Sen. Chuck Schumer believes the Sochi Games provide an excellent opportunity for countries to show support of LGBT people.

Canada Will Favor Refugee Claims From LGBT Russians

Canada Will Favor Refugee Claims From LGBT Russians

Under Canadian law, claims from LGBT asylum-seekers will be treated in the same manner as those from other persecuted minority groups.

International Olympic Committee Forbids Athletes to Speak Against Russian Antigay Laws

Olympic Athletes Told Not to Speak Against Russian Laws

The IOC claims the Olympics' own rules bars athletes from showing support of the LGBT community at the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi.

Federal Judge Rules NYC's 'Stop-and-Frisk' Policy Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules NYC's 'Stop-and-Frisk' Unconstitutional

U.S. district judge Shira Sheindlin said the policy violates the U.S. Constitution and functions as police-sanctioned racial profiling.

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