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.
WATCH: San Antonio Councilwoman Defends Antigay Remarks

WATCH: San Antonio Councilwoman Defends Antigay Remarks

Elisa Chan, who was caught on a secret audio tape calling LGBT people 'disgusting,' said her views are protected by the U.S. Constitution.

Russia Defends Anti-LGBT Law in Latest 'Assurance' to IOC

Russia Defends Antigay Law in Latest 'Assurance' to IOC

Russia's deputy prime minister issued a statement aimed at soothing fears about LGBT athletes being penalized during the 2014 Winter Olympics under Russia's ban on so-called LGBT propaganda.

PHOTO: Rainbow Crosswalk Appears by Oslo's Russian Embassy

PHOTO: Rainbow Crosswalk by Russian Embassy

The rainbow crosswalk is the second to appear near a Russian embassy in the last few weeks.

United Nations Urges Russia to Repeal Antigay Laws

United Nations Urges Russia to Repeal Antigay Laws

The U.N. human rights office condemned the passage of Russia's antigay legislation and is urging the country to repeal the law.

Liberty Counsel Claims 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Ban Harms Minors, Plans Lawsuit

Liberty Counsel Plans Lawsuit After Jersey Bans 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The antigay organization hopes to overturn New Jersey legislation that outlaws reparative therapy for minors in the state.

Justice Scalia: Supreme Court Shouldnt Invent New Minorites

Scalia: Supreme Court Shouldn't 'Invent New Minorites'

'It's not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get special protections,' Scalia said before a crowd of more than 300 people Monday.

Christine Quinn Receives Antigay Death Threats

Christine Quinn Receives Antigay Death Threats

The out New York City Council speaker and mayoral hopeful has received several antigay death threats, according to her wife.

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