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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.
These Indiana Events Need to Relocate to a New State

Is It Time for These Indiana Events to Relocate?

It's not just Gen Con and the NCAA. Indiana is home to lots of major events — or at least, it was.

After Indiana, 23 More States Could Pass Discrimination Bills

After Indiana, 23 More States Could Pass Discrimination Bills

Indiana's only the beginning: bills to deny services to LGBTs have appeared in two dozen states under the guise of 'religious freedom.'

WATCH: To Rand Paul, Marriage Equality Signals 'Moral Crisis'

To Rand Paul, Marriage Equality Signals 'Moral Crisis'

The Kentucky senator appealed to the far-right-wing of his party during a private prayer breakfast.

Time to #BoycottIndiana? Celebs Blow Up Social Media

#BoycottIndiana? Celebs Blow Up Twitter

Everyone from Tim Cook, to Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus, Dustin Lance Black, and even Hillary Clinton, had something to say about Indiana's new 'license to discriminate' law.

Op-ed: Indiana's 'Turn Away Gays' Bill Is a Segregation-Era Throwback

Op-ed: Indiana's Law Is a Segregation-Era Throwback

A century ago, politicians claimed that 'religious freedom' required legal racial segregation. Today, they're making the same claim against LGBTs.

Texas Successfully Blocks New Federal Rights for Gay Couples

Texas Wins, Blocks New Federal Rights for Gay Couples

A federal judge ensures the Family and Medical Leave Act will not apply to legally-wed same-sex couples who lives in states without marriage equality.

Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Over Law

Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Over Law

The Broadway singer and actress tweeted her disgust with the newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana.

Immediate Examples of Backlash to Indiana's 'Religious Freedom'
March 26 2015 5:35 PM ET

7 Immediate Examples of Backlash to Indiana

Major businesses and sports organizations are reconsidering their investments in Indiana after the governor signed a so-called license to discriminate bill into law.

Gov. Mike Pence Just Gave Indiana a 'License to Discriminate'

Gov. Pence Just Gave Indiana 'License to Discriminate'

The governor signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act at a private ceremony this morning.

Op-ed: If BinderCon Was Just for White Cisgender Women, It Wouldn't Work

Op-ed: If BinderCon Was Just for White Cisgender Women, It Wouldn't Work

Mitt Romney's comment about 'binders full of women' spurred the creation of BinderCon, a symposium for female writers that works hard to include LGBT participants.

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