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.
How The Nonreligious 'Nones' Are Driving LGBT Equality in the U.S.

How The Nonreligious 'Nones' Are Driving LGBT Equality

A deep look inside a recent Pew Research survey hints at a link between antigay attitudes and declining religiosity.

WATCH: Scott Walker Wants to Amend the Constitution to Ban Marriage Equality

Scott Walker Wants an Antigay Amendment to the Constitution

The possible GOP 2016 presidential candidate has a back-up plan ready in case the Supreme Court extends the freedom to marry nationwide this month.

Nebraska's Antigay Governor to Attend Lesbian Sister's Wedding

Nebraska's Antigay Gov. to Attend Lesbian Sister's Wedding

Sure, Gov. Pete Ricketts 'disagrees' with his sister's advocacy for LGBT equality. But that isn’t stopping him from attending her wedding today in Chicago.

Gays Should Have Their Own Bathrooms, Says Virginia Democrat

Gays Should Have Their Own Bathrooms, Says Va. Democrat

Joe Preston, a Democratic candidate for state senate, has a handy solution to make all citizens 'comfortable' when answering the call of nature.

Sister of Alleged Sex Abuse Victim: Dennis Hastert Was His Abuser

WATCH: Alleged Victim of Dennis Hastert Named

A woman comes forward to accuse former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert as 'the one who was abusing' her brother in high school.

Tinder Is Allegedly Banning Transgender Users Because They're Trans

Tinder Is Allegedly Banning Transgender Users

Transgender users of the dating app are getting reported and banned from Tinder for their gender identity, say many on social media.

Sarah Palin: Lena Dunham Is a 'Pedophile,' as Perverted as Josh Duggar

Palin: Lena Dunham As Perverted As Josh Duggar

The former vice-presidential candidate attacked the Girls star on Facebook in response to the media attention over the 19 Kids and Counting controversy.

Senate Blocks Benefits for Veterans in Same-Sex Marriages

Senate Blocks Benefits for Veterans in Same-Sex Marriages

Eight Senate Republicans supported the effort, but the amendment fell short of receiving the 60 votes needed to pass.

5 Most Disappointing Things We Learned About HRC's 'White Men's Club'

5 Disappointing Findings About HRC's 'White Men's Club'

A new internal diversity report reveals the Human Rights Campaign has a sexist work environment where only 'gay, white, male' employees advance into leadership positions.

George Pataki Urges Respect As Mike Huckabee Defends Trans Fantasy

GOP Rival Urges Respect as Huckabee Defends Trans Fantasy

Mike Huckabee reportedly has gotten a lot more mileage from that 'joke' about wishing he were trans as a teenager, but one rival suggests his 'mocking' is out of line.

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