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.

The Equality Act would include protections in public accommodations, public education, employment, housing, federal funding, jury service, legal protections, and credit.

July 21 2015 9:05 AM Updated

The Mexican-American comic responded to Donald Trump's offensive comments about Mexicans with ugly words of his own.

July 20 2015 12:35 PM

The Wisconsin Governor's answer is that this is "not even an issue for me to be involved in."

July 19 2015 1:28 PM

With the advent of marriage equality, a newly formed right-wing group warns Texans their churches, schools, and businesses will be forced to accept and celebrate 'anal sex.'

July 17 2015 6:59 PM

The proposed legislation aims to 'protect religious freedoms' of state government officials.

July 17 2015 5:40 PM

New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett is challenging his party's leadership over fundraising for gay candidates.

July 17 2015 4:13 PM

The owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, ordered to pay damages for denying service to a lesbian couple, have raised a record amount online.

July 17 2015 2:07 PM
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