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.
After Pride Attack, Gay Groups Angry With Jerusalem Mayor

After Pride Attack, Gay Groups Angry With Jerusalem Mayor

Mayor Nir Barkat stayed in the U.S. after an extremist stabbed six people, one fatally, at his city's Pride celebration.

Dallas Businesses Embrace LGBT-Welcoming Campaign

Dallas Businesses Embrace LGBT-Welcoming Campaign

Businesses are snapping up signs with an LGBT-friendly slogan, made available by a local gay group.

Op-ed: Fox Debate Was Transparent Ploy to Elect a GOP President

Op-ed: Fox Debate Was Transparent Election Ploy

Fox overseer Rupert Murdoch tried to knock off Donald Trump and make the party seem less clueless about LGBT issues.

Chris Christie Again Vetoes New Jersey Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Chris Christie Again Vetoes New Jersey Trans Birth Certificate Bill

Citing concerns about fraud, Christie vetoes a bill that would make it easier for transgender people to amend the gender their birth certificates.

WATCH: Scott Walker 'Wouldn't Change' Military Ban on Trans Service

Scott Walker Would Keep Trans Military Ban

Wisconsin governor and presidential hopeful Scott Walker says he 'wouldn't change' the military's current ban on transgender service members.

Rosie O'Donnell Responds to Donald Trump's Debate Insult

Rosie O'Donnell Responds to Donald Trump's Debate Insult

After Donald Trump insulted Rosie O'Donnell during last night's Republican debate, the out actress and commentator took to Twitter.

WATCH: Jim Obergefell Challenges Republican Candidates on Marriage Equality

Jim Obergefell Challenges Republican Candidates on Marriage Equality

Ahead of tonight's debate, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court marriage equality case notes the lack of support in the GOP presidential field.

Arkansas Officials Emboldened to Refuse Same-Sex Marriages

Arkansas Officials Emboldened to Refuse Same-Sex Marriages

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge tells justices of the peace they can likely opt out of performing marriages for gay and lesbian couples.

Republican Party Avoids Resolutions on Marriage Equality

Republican Party Avoids Resolutions on Marriage Equality

The presidential debate tonight in Ohio coincides with the GOP's summer meeting, where marriage equality came up and got swept aside.

WATCH: Iowa Man Tries to Marry His Lawnmower

WATCH: Why This Man Tried To Marry His Mower

An Iowa man decided to test Rep. Steve King's outrageous claim that marriage equality will lead to people marrying lawnmowers.

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