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: Christie's Opponent Supports Marriage Equality

WATCH: Christie's Opponent Supports Marriage Equality

A new ad for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono, doubles as an endorsement for marriage equality.

Russian Court: Protester Can't Be Prosecuted Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Lesbian Can't Be Fined Under Local Russian 'Propaganda' Law

LGBT advocates say the ruling in a local court could have implications for the nationwide law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.'

Scalia Hasn't Expressed His Views on 'Gay Marriage'?

Scalia Hasn't Expressed His Views on 'Gay Marriage'?

The Supreme Court's longest-serving justice told a crowd at Tufts University Thursday that he's 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' to reveal how he really feels about marriage equality.

WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal

WATCH: Kaitlyn Hunt Accepts Plea Deal

The former high school cheerleader pleaded no contest to five counts in relation to a consensual relationship with her then-14-year-old girlfriend, and will be released from jail in December.

David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech

David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech

During his Conservative Party Conference speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron praises LGBT acceptance as one of Britain's best achievements.

Sweden To Show Solidarity With Queer Russians

2,000 people will demonstrate their support for LGBT community in Russia

Young Boy Questions Former Australian Prime Minister on Marriage Equality Stance

Young Boy Questions Prime Minister on Marriage Equality

At a recent event at the Sydney Opera House, a young boy questioned former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard on her opposition to marriage equality.

Rachel Maddow: 'Elect Republicans and They Will Burn the Place Down'

'Elect Republicans and They Will Burn the Place Down'

The out MSNBC anchor took over coverage at the moment government shut down and delivered a stark analysis.

Vast Majority of Americans — and 56% of Republicans — Support ENDA

Vast Majority of Americans — and 56% of Republicans — Support ENDA

A new poll from Republican polling agency TargetPoint reveals that a supermajority of Americans support workplace protections for LGBT employees.

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