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.
Who Does Scott Walker Think the Boy Scouts' Gay Ban 'Protected?'

Who Does Walker Think the Boy Scouts' Gay Ban 'Protected?'

The Boy Scouts of America's long-standing ban on gay members 'protected children and advanced Scout values,' Walker said Tuesday. He has so far declined to clarify.

LGBT Elder Americans Act Introduced in Senate

LGBT Elder Americans Act Introduced in Senate

As the number of LGBT elders swell, Colorado's senior senator has introduced legislation to assist them with their specific needs.

#TrumpYourCat: Felines Mimic Donald Trump's Iconic Comb-Over in Hilarious Meme

Feline Meme #TrumpYourCat Wins The Internet

Cat lovers are teasing their pets' hair-dos in a joking social media homage to the real estate tycoon's "huh?"-worthy hairstyle.

64 Congressional Democrats Ask Dept. of Education to Protect LGBT Students

64 Democrats Beg Dept. of Ed. to Protect LGBT Students

Members of Congress want the U.S. Department of Education's Secretary Arne Duncan to help stop LGBT bullying and discrimination in schools.

LGBT Student Protections Fall Short in Senate

LGBT Student Protections Fall Short in Senate

Even though a pro-LGBT amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act failed, congressman Jared Polis said having the vote was a step in the right direction.

Rick Santorum Calls Out Scott Walker for Wife's Disagreement on Marriage Equality: 'Spouses Matter'

Santorum to Walker on Marriage Equality: 'Spouses Matter'

Santorum has pounced on Scott Walker's wife Tonette admitting she's 'torn' on the issue of same-sex marriage as an apparent weakness in Walker's resolve on the issue.

Scott Walker Enters Republican Presidential Race

Scott Walker Enters Republican Presidential Race

Walker is the latest anti-LGBT Republican to announce he is running for the White House.

WATCH: Scott Walker’s Sons Won’t Change His Mind on Marriage Equality

Scott Walker’s Sons Won’t Change His Mind on Marriage

On the eve of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign announcement, his sons reveal how the family handles the tension of divergent opinions on marriage equality.

Philly Mayoral Candidate Denounces Lesbian Teacher's Firing

Philly Mayoral Candidate Denounces Lesbian Teacher's Firing

Democratic candidate Jim Kenney says Margie Winters, fired by a Catholic school for being in a same-sex marriage, should get her job back.

Indiana Governor Cancels Post-RFRA PR Contract, Won't Say Why

Indiana Gov Won't Say Why He Fired Pro-LGBT Firm

Indiana is still reeling from bad publicity over the state's "religious freedom" debacle.

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