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.
LGBT Groups Join Call to Remove Confederate Flag From Public Spaces

LGBT Groups Join Call to Remove Confederate Flag From Public Spaces

More than two dozen have signed on to an open letter saying the flag is a symbol of racism and has no place on government property.

WATCH: Far-Right Pundits Call for Taking Down LGBT Pride Flag

WATCH: Far-Right Pundits Call for Taking Down LGBT Pride Flag

If the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of racism, the rainbow flag is a symbol of anti-Christian bigotry, some commentators claim.

California Judge: 'Death to Gays' Ballot Measure 'Patently Unconstitutional'

Judge: 'Death to Gays' Measure 'Patently Unconstitutional'

This means Attorney General Kamala Harris won't have to let the measure's sponsor try to gather signatures to put it before voters.

Don Lemon Slammed for Displaying N Word on TV, Asking 'Are You Offended?'

Controversy Dogs Don Lemon for Showing the N Word

Critics are attacking the controversial CNN anchorman for showing a word on TV most of us won't even say out loud and The Advocate shows here only in context.

Supreme Court's Path to Marriage Equality Goes Back 127 Years

Supreme Court's Path to Marriage Equality Goes Back 127 Years

Over a century of decisions paved the way for a ruling that would legalize marriage nationwide.

GOP Candidates Vie to Be Most Antigay at Rightwing Event

GOP Candidates Vie to Be Most Antigay at Rightwing Event

Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference in Washington, D.C. concluded on Friday, and it was as bad as you'd expect.

HRC's 'To-Do List' For President Obama

Do You Agree With HRC's 'To Do List' For President Obama?

The Human Rights Campaign's 2015 Blueprint for Positive Change is an LGBT laundry list of actions the Obama administration could take to improve the lives of LGBT people.

The Democrat Cosponsoring Anti-Marriage Equality Discrimination Protection Bill
June 19 2015 8:05 PM ET

The Lone Democrat Fighting to Protect Marriage Equality Opponents

It's not the first time this six-term congressman from Illinois has championed the cause of protecting antigay activists from discrimination.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Still Won't Say 'Gay'

Why Won't Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Say 'Gay'?

The Indiana Republican managed to ignite a massive backlash for signing an allegedly homophobic law, yet continues to only utter the words 'gay' or 'lesbian' on rare occasions.

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