Politics

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Brian Sims and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

A man who claimed his past as a child molester inspired him to oppose Jacksonville, Fla.'s human rights ordinance is connected to the church leading the opposition.

January 15 2016 8:57 AM

Christine Todd Whitman showed what a compassionate Republican governor looks like, while Chris Christie took a different, darker turn.

January 15 2016 6:33 AM

The Olympic decathalon seems easy in comparison to the challenge of taking on the GOP, from the inside. 

January 15 2016 3:11 AM

It was a contentious evening in South Carolina, and it saw Cruz finally define 'New York values,' which include support for things he opposes, like marriage equality.

January 15 2016 1:24 AM

Plus: Carly Fiorina takes a shot at Hillary Clinton's marriage; Mike Huckabee urges Americans to pray; Rick Santorum talks about children's need for a mother and father.

January 14 2016 8:48 PM

The Republican presidential candidate is taking another stand for admitted child molester Josh Duggar and his huge family.

January 14 2016 2:38 PM

The Iowa caucuses will bring out the worst behavior in people like Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, says Jimmy LaSalvia.

January 14 2016 2:31 PM
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