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.
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.

Russia Proposes 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Olympics

Russia Proposes 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Olympics

The nation's deputy prime minister said LGBT athletes will be safe in Sochi as long as they don't mention being LGBT 'in the presence of children.'

Russian Radio Thinks Wingnut Bryan Fischer Is Antigay 'Expert'

Russian Radio Thinks Wingnut Bryan Fischer Is Antigay 'Expert'

A state-run radio program in Russia called the radical antigay activist an 'expert' who said the nation's anti-LGBT laws aren't homophobic, just 'homorealistic.'

Will Kentucky Force Woman to Testify Against Partner in Murder Trial?

Will Ky. Force Woman to Testify Against Partner in Murder Trial?

A couple, joined by a civil union, could be torn apart if Kentucky prosecutors have their way.

WATCH: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

WATCH: Your Questions Answered on Visas for Same-Sex Spouses

The U.S. Department of State hosted an online video forum with several experts answering questions about how married same-sex partners will be treated for immigration visas.

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