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.
Op-ed: I Stay Closeted to Put Food on the Table

Op-ed: I Stay Closeted to Put Food on the Table

Even with all of the legal advances LGBT Americans have experienced in recent years, those who work in religious education don't necessarily reap the benefits.

B. Scott Settles Discrimination Lawsuit With BET, Viacom

B. Scott Settles Discrimination Lawsuit With BET

Media personality B. Scott has finally reached a settlement with BET and parent company Viacom over a controversial workplace discrimination lawsuit he filed in the summer of 2013.

Op-ed: Pushing Transgender Rights Bills in a Difficult State

Op-ed: Pushing Transgender Rights Bills in a Difficult State

What can the rise of transgender political power in Philadelphia can tell us about the fight in our state and elsewhere? How can trans folks keep the progress going?

Baton Rouge Police Chief Apologizes For Unconstitutional 'Sodomy' Arrests

Police Chief Apologizes For Unconstitutional 'Sodomy' Arrests

A police chief in Baton Rouge, La., issued an apology Friday after two men were arrested using an unconstitutional and unenforceable anti-sodomy law.

WATCH: Here's Why That Michigan Doctor Is Allowed to Turn Away Lesbian Moms

WATCH: Why That Mich. Doctor Can Refuse Lesbian Moms

A midwest doctor has refused to see the newborn child of two lesbian moms seeking pediatric care — and it's all perfectly legal.

EEOC Looks at Expanding Antidiscrimination Law

EEOC Looks at Expanding Antidiscrimination Law

A new interpretation of existing federal civil rights law may mean more protections for LGBT people, with or without the languishing Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Calif. Congressman: I'm the 'Proud Grandpa of a Transgender Grandchild'

Calif. Congressman: I'm the 'Proud Grandpa' of Trans Grandchild

A tweeted message and picture of of a very proud Rep. Mike Honda with his young granddaughter says more than a thousand words.

Kate Brown, First Openly LGBT Governor, Assumes Office With Pointed Inauguration Speech

Kate Brown, First Openly LGBT Governor, Assumes Office With Pointed Inauguration Speech

Kate Brown took office as Oregon's governor Wednesday, promising to leave behind the political scandal that has plagued the state recently.

Dear Ark. Gov., Please Veto My Brother's Anti-LGBT Bill

Dear Ark. Gov., Please Veto My Brother's Anti-LGBT Bill

'My brother has a vote, but I have a voice,' Donald Collins wrote of his brother, Rep. Charlie Collins, in an open letter.

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