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.

Scalia, one of the most antigay justices on the Supreme Court, was found dead at a Texas resort.

February 13 2016 5:39 PM

The bill would allow businesses and individuals to cite religious beliefs as an excuse to ignore state or local laws, including those banning anti-LGBT discrimination.

February 13 2016 4:01 PM

If confirmed, Maite Oronoz Rodríguez would be the first openly LGBT chief justice in the U.S.

February 13 2016 2:11 PM

This week both GOP lawmaker Robert Behning (above) and Indiana's Republican governor cut short talk of LGBT rights in the name of religious liberty.

February 12 2016 7:04 PM

The president considers advances for LGBT equality part of his legacy, calling it "one of the things I'm proudest of."

February 12 2016 2:10 PM

The love of briefs and Mother Earth need not be mutually exclusive, says Another Gay Movie star Jonah Blechman.

February 12 2016 5:34 AM
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