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.

Michigan's governor has signed a bill granting faith-based adoption agencies in the state the power to refuse to allow LGBT people to adopt, or place foster children in homes headed by LGBT Michiganders.

June 11 2015 3:05 PM

Same-sex weddings could come to a halt in at least 20 states if the Supreme Court upholds the power of states to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

June 11 2015 1:45 PM

The legislature passes the discriminatory SB2 over the veto of the state's Republican governor.

June 11 2015 1:03 PM

If signed into law, faith-based adoption agencies in the state could refuse to allow LGBT people to adopt, or place foster children in homes headed by LGBT Michiganders.

June 10 2015 3:56 PM Updated

President Obama's priorities are way out of line, says the former Arkansas governor.

June 10 2015 1:51 PM

'Marriage is not a human invention,' explained Nick Jensen, who said he would be 'forced' to divorce by marriage equality.

June 10 2015 6:59 AM

Eight of the nation's most powerful out leaders, including ambassadors and an envoy to the State Department, explain how proposed trade agreements will export our values of equality and tolerance.

June 09 2015 3:00 AM
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