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.
Behind The Photos: What All Those Protesters Actually Had To Say

Behind The Photos: What All Those Protesters Came to Say

A massive crowd appeared on the steps of the Supreme Court for Tuesday's historic oral arguments over nationwide same-sex marriage. Here's what some of them had to say.

BREAKING: Florida's Trans Bathroom Bill Dies

#WeNeedToPee Victory in Florida

It's the final flush for Florida's proposed bill to restrict public bathrooms by "biological sex."

17 Celebs Who Are Rooting – And Tweeting – for Marriage Equality

17 Celebs Who Are Rooting – And Tweeting – for Marriage Equality

These celebs took to Twitter to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to stand on the right side of history today.

LISTEN: The Oral Arguments of 'Obergefell v. Hodges'

LISTEN: Oral Arguments of Obergefell v. Hodges

Here are the debates that may decide the future of nationwide marriage equality.

The Most Effective Marriage Equality Lobbyists: Republican Kids

Gay GOP Kids Changing Hearts, Minds

The LGBT children of Republican members of Congress are winning over their conservative, anti-same sex marriage parents, but some only privately support the cause. Can love really conquer all?

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.

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