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.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker to Marry Longtime Partner Kathy Hubbard

She also confirms she will run for Texas statewide office in 2018

Michelle Obama Congratulates Robin Roberts On Coming Out

And Five Other Things You Need to Know Today

Alan Turing Gets Royal Pardon 59 Years After Suicide

Alan Turing Gets Royal Pardon 59 Years After Suicide

The man responsible for efforts to end World War II by breaking Nazi code will receive a royal pardon, years after he was chemically castrated and committed suicide

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub

A CNN news report shows that the patrons and owner of a gay-friendly bar in Sochi, Russia, and reveals that they do not support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates

White House Downplays Political Significance of LGBT Olympic Delegates

White House press secretary Jay Carney is denying that the choice of out athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to represent the U.S. during the Winter Olympics is part of a pro-LGBT agenda.

Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!

Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!

Rachel Maddow says the U.S. delegation to the Russian Olympics seems like a snub.

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections

Philadelphia's Republican governor is making waves with his newly expressed support for employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in his state.

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

In a move interpreted as a protest of Russia's antigay laws, neither the president, the vice president, nor their wives will be in the U.S. delegations to Sochi, but some out athletes will.

Mich. Gov. Looking for 'Partner' to Discuss Inclusive Antidiscrimination Reform

Mich. Gov. Looking for 'Partner' to Discuss Inclusive Antidiscrimination Laws

Gov. Rick Snyder said he is open to discussions about adding sexual orientation to Michigan's statewide nondiscrimination law.

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