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.
WATCH: Here's Why That Michigan Doctor Is Allowed to Turn Away Lesbian Moms

WATCH: Why That Mich. Doctor Can Refuse Lesbian Moms

A midwest doctor has refused to see the newborn child of two lesbian moms seeking pediatric care — and it's all perfectly legal.

EEOC Looks at Expanding Antidiscrimination Law

EEOC Looks at Expanding Antidiscrimination Law

A new interpretation of existing federal civil rights law may mean more protections for LGBT people, with or without the languishing Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

Calif. Congressman: I'm the 'Proud Grandpa of a Transgender Grandchild'

Calif. Congressman: I'm the 'Proud Grandpa' of Trans Grandchild

A tweeted message and picture of of a very proud Rep. Mike Honda with his young granddaughter says more than a thousand words.

Kate Brown, First Openly LGBT Governor, Assumes Office With Pointed Inauguration Speech

Kate Brown, First Openly LGBT Governor, Assumes Office With Pointed Inauguration Speech

Kate Brown took office as Oregon's governor Wednesday, promising to leave behind the political scandal that has plagued the state recently.

Dear Ark. Gov., Please Veto My Brother's Anti-LGBT Bill

Dear Ark. Gov., Please Veto My Brother's Anti-LGBT Bill

'My brother has a vote, but I have a voice,' Donald Collins wrote of his brother, Rep. Charlie Collins, in an open letter.

Florida Lawmaker: Fine or Jail Trans People for Using the 'Wrong' Bathroom

Florida Lawmaker: Fine or Jail Trans People for Using the 'Wrong' Bathroom

Rep. Frank Artiles has introduced a bill that would criminalize trans people using the public same-sex facilities that match their gender identity.

Georgia Lesbian Rep Seeks to Protect State Employees

Georgia Lesbian Rep Seeks to Protect State Employees

Rep. Karla Drenner's LGBT-inclusive bill on state employment has bipartisan support.

West Virginia Has Smallest Town With LGBT Rights Law

West Virginia Has Smallest Town With LGBT Rights Law

The town of Thurmond, population five, adopted the ordinance this week.

Arkansas Passes Ban on Discrimination Bans

Arkansas Passes Ban on Discrimination Bans

The new law will prevent local governments from enacting or enforcing LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination measures. Legislators also advanced a 'license to discriminate' bill regarding business operators.

Oregon: Kate Brown To Become First Out Governor After Kitzhaber's Resignation

This Bi Oregonian Will Be Nation's First Out Governor

Openly bisexual secretary of state Kate Brown may become the 37th governor of Oregon.

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