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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.
Arkansas Governor Won't Sign Bill — Yet
April 01 2015 1:15 PM ET

Arkansas Governor Won't Sign Bill — Yet

The 'license to discriminate' law is being sent back to the legislature, the governor announced this morning.

Op-ed: Simply Being Gay Shouldn't Guarantee LGBT Vote

Op-ed: Simply Being Gay Shouldn't Guarantee LGBT Vote

Responding to his opponent's recent Advocate op-ed urging voters to keep a San Diego city council seat LGBT, a straight politician argues that simply being gay shouldn't guarantee LGBT votes.

Mike Pence 'Abhors' Discrimination? His Record Shows Otherwise

Since When Does Mike Pence 'Abhor' Discrimination?

The Indiana governor claims to oppose 'discrimination' — but his definition of that word looks murky.

WATCH: Seth Meyers Takes Down Indiana's New Antigay Legislation

WATCH: Seth Meyers Takes Down Indiana's New Antigay Law

Seth Meyers does not seem to be a fan of Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

More Celebs Tweet Off on Indiana

More Celebs Tweet Off on Indiana

After the first flurry of celebrity outrage over Indiana's anti-LGBT law, the furious tweets just keep on coming.

History in Oklahoma: Feds Sue School for Trans Discrimination

History in Oklahoma: Feds Sue School for Trans Discrimination

The Department of Justice files its first suit challenging discrimination against a transgender person.

Indiana Copycat Bill Sent to Arkansas Governor; Will He Sign?

Indiana Copycat Bill Sent to Arkansas Gov; Will He Sign?

The bill got final approval from state legislators today, putting the focus on Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who has previously promised to sign the legislation.

Alt-Rockers Wilco Cancel Indiana Show in Protest

Alt-Rockers Wilco Cancel Indiana Show in Protest

The Grammy Award–winners call the state's new 'religious freedom' law an 'odious measure.'

Every GOP 2016 Hopeful Backs Mike Pence

Every GOP 2016 Hopeful Backs Mike Pence

Except for Chris Christie and Rand Paul, who haven't yet commented directly on Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Gov. Mike Pence: 'This Is a Perception Problem'

Gov. Mike Pence: 'This Is a Perception Problem'

At a press conference this morning, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would welcome legislation to 'clarify' the intent of his state's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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