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.
Jim Obergefell: In His Own Words

The Love Story Before The High Court

Jim Obergefell sued his home state of Ohio to be recognized as the widower of his late partner of 21 years, John Arthur, and today, his case is before the Supreme Court.

See Where the Nation Stands On Marriage Equality — In One Graphic

Where Americans Stand on Marriage — In One Graphic

As the Supreme Court hears arguments for nationwide marriage equality, an opinion poll shows that much of the American public is on the right side of history.

Obama Cracks Marriage Equality Jokes at White House Correspondent's Dinner

Obama Cracks Marriage Equality Jokes at White House Correspondent's Dinner

President Obama knows how to crack a joke and support the struggle for marriage equality at the same time.

Bruce Jenner's Republican Revelation Draws Anger, Praise

Bruce Jenner's Republican Revelation Draws Anger, Praise

The transgender former Olympian identifies as Republican, a statement met with angry tweets by some observers and a statement of welcome from the Log Cabin Republicans.

How The Religious Right Is Conspiring to Put Discrimination Back Into Law

How Religious Right Wants Discrimination Put Back Into Law

How the religious right is conspiring to put discrimination back into law.

Op-ed: Drag Race's Prison-Themed Challenge Raised Uncomfortable Questions

Op-ed: Drag Race's Prison-Themed Challenge Raised Uncomfortable Questions

Orange jumpsuits may have prompted more discussion than the show intended.

More Events Cancel Over Gay Hotel Owner's Ted Cruz Dinner Party

More Events Cancel After Hotel Owner's Ted Cruz Dinner

Now parting ways is New York City Gay Men's Chorus, joining Broadway Bares and potentially more.

Meet Justice Scalia's Mini Me

Scalia's Marriage Equality Protégé

Ohio Judge Jeffrey Sutton's solitary stance on marriage equality offers insight into how conservatives will make their case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Indiana Brewery Brings in Big Freedia to Support LGBT Rights

Indiana Brewery Brings in Big Freedia to Support LGBT Rights

Nick Floyd, owner of Three Floyds Brewery, says, 'We're fighting back.'

One Day After Ted Cruz's Gay Dinner, He Amps Up Antigay Ideas
April 24 2015 5:10 PM ET

One Day After Ted Cruz's Gay Dinner, He Amps Up Antigay Ideas

Cruz's antigay rhetoric is nowhere to be found while visiting with wealthy gays — who he's now using to burnish his resume as a "big tent Republican."

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