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.
North Carolina Lawmakers' First Priority: License to Discriminate

North Carolina's First Priority: License to Discriminate

The legislative session of 2015 is barely under way, but lawmakers in North Carolina are already looking for ways to sidestep marriage equality.

Not Really Fired: Bryan Fischer Will Continue to Spew Hate

Not Really Fired: Bryan Fischer Will Continue to Spew Hate

The American Family Association is trying to lower Fischer's profile, but he still has an AFA-affiliated radio show to promote his homophobic bile.

Op-ed: One Little Word Means the World

Op-ed: One Little Word Means the World

The word 'bisexual,' from President Obama's lips to America's ears.

Testimony on Idaho Antibias Bill: 'God Made You' Gay

Testimony on Idaho Antibias Bill: 'God Made You' Gay

The prospects for passage of an LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination law don't look good, but there has been more testimony for it than against.

Meet the Gay Bear Nerds Hoping to Bring Down Jeb Bush

Meet the Gay Bear Nerds Hoping to Bring Down Jeb Bush

The Oregon men hope to derail Bush's presidential ambitions, at least.

Chris Christie Lauded at Summit for Vetoing Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Chris Christie Lauded for Vetoing Same-Sex Marriage Bill

'He vetoed the gay marriage bill in New Jersey,' Rep. Steve King told the crowd at the Iowa Freedom Summit. 'He is pro-life.'

Alabama Probate Judges Association: We 'Cannot Legally' Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

Alabama Judges Claim It's Illegal to Issue Marriage Licenses

The association says a recent ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Alabama only applies to the plaintiffs in the case, and not gay couples across the state.

California Judges Banned From Joining Boy Scouts, Other Antigay Youth Groups

California Judges Barred From Joining Boy Scouts

The judges must comply with the new rule by January 2016.

What LGBT Policy Challenges Are on Deck for 2015?

What LGBT Policy Challenges Are on Deck for 2015?

President Obama gave his annual overview of items Washington should be dealing with this year, but what are the big issues for LGBT Americans?

State of the Union: These 3 Words Were Used For First Time Ever

State of the Union: These 3 Words Were Used For First Time

Three groups of people had never before been mentioned explicitly in a State of the Union address.

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