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: Indiana Town Postpones LGBT Rights Vote Over Confusion

'Confused' Indiana Town Postpones LGBT Rights Vote

'Confusion' and 'misunderstanding' are causing Goshen city officials to hold off on voting on LGBT protections.

WATCH: Trump-less GOP Forum Serves as Debate Preview

WATCH: Trump-less GOP Forum Serves as Debate Preview

Rachel Maddow breaks down the Voters First Forum event, seen as a peaceful precursor to the much-anticipated Republican presidential debate.

Houston Mayor Sued Over LGBT Rights Law — Again

Houston Mayor Sued Over LGBT Rights Law — Again

A suit filed by conservative pastors accuses Mayor Annise Parker of interfering with citizens' right to vote.

Trans and Other Marchers Block Seattle Street, Protesting Immigration Policies

Trans Marchers Join Immigration Protest, Block Seattle Street

Government contracts with private prisons provide an incentive to round up immigrants, they say.

Antigay Texas Attorney General Surrenders After Indictment

Antigay Texas Atty. Gen. Surrenders After Indictment

Some are feeling a sense of schadenfreude after antigay AG Ken Paxton was indicted for fraud.

Op-ed: Hillary Will Be the Equality Act's Heroine

Op-ed: Hillary Will Be the Equality Act's Heroine

The presidential candidate could be the deciding factor in the Equality Act's success in a conservative-dominated Congress.

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert: Strand Gays on an Island, See What Happens

Texas Rep.: Strand Gays on an Island, See What Happens

A Republican congressman argued that the ability to procreate is the true test of marriage in a speech to a D.C. youth group.

College Reddit User Turns Arkansas Governor’s Website Into LGBT Forum

College Geek Turns Antigay Ark. Governor's Page Into LGBT Forum

The Republican governor's old website now features different chat rooms to discuss LGBT-related news and politics. A far cry from the former content that endorsed discrimination against the LGBT community.

Indiana Could Lose Gamers' Confab Over Lack of LGBT Protections

Indiana Could Lose Gamers' Confab Over Lack of LGBT Protections

While other factors will be considered, the presence or absence of LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination law could tip the scale when Gen Con's contract with Indianapolis is up.

Seattle Mayor Unveils Plan to Improve LGBT Safety

Seattle Mayor Unveils Plan to Improve LGBT Safety

The plan, which includes a proposal for gender-neutral restrooms in city buildings, comes in response to an uptick in hate crimes.

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