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.
Op-ed: Will GOP Candidates Sign NOM’s 2016 Hate Pledge?

Will GOP Candidates Sign NOM’s 2016 Hate Pledge?

The antigay National Organization for Marriage held much sway over the 2012 election. Fred Karger, an out GOP presidential candidate from that year, wonders if NOM will exert the same influence in 2016.

Mike Huckabee: Selfish 'Redefinition of Love' Is Destroying Marriage

Mike Huckabee Now Calls It 'Redefinition of Love'

The antigay Republican presidential hopeful claims marriage equality has redefined love itself, making it more selfish and destructive.

Op-ed: Church Burnings and Southern Resistance — Is It 1963 Again?

Op-ed: Church Burnings and Southern Resistance — Is It 1963 Again?

This lesbian minister laments how disconnected the equality efforts for different groups — for blacks, women, and gays — currently feels.

Ted Cruz and the Fallout for Fire Island

Ted Cruz and the Fallout for Fire Island

The fallout from the Ted Cruz dinner, hosted by a pair of gay real estate magnates, washes onshore at the Fire Island Pines.

WATCH: The Surprising Way GOP Candidates Define 'Discrimination'

WATCH: How Do GOP Candidates Define 'Discrimination?'

Republican presidential candidates draw a line between racism (which is bad) and homophobia (which is perhaps just fine).

Texas Pastor Who Threatened to Set Himself Aflame Now 'Loves' Gays

Pastor Who Didn't Set Himself Aflame Now 'Loves' Gays

Don't get all misty for Pastor Rick Scarborough, who wrote an op-ed explaining that his 'love for homosexuals' is so he can 'offer God's redemption.'

George Takei Takes on Clarence Thomas and Donald Trump (and Wins!)

Takei Battles Trump, Thomas on Marriage Equality

The Star Trek legend is having a busy week fighting powerful opponents of marriage equality.

Amid Email Controversy, Proof Hillary Clinton Is (and Has Been) Pro-LGBT

Amid Email Controversy, Proof Hillary Clinton Is (and Has Been) Pro-LGBT

Although she's been criticized for her evolving stance on marriage equality, Hillary Clinton's newly released personal emails show she has been supporting LGBT human rights for a while.

Thomas Roberts Quits Hosting Miss USA Pageant Over Donald Trump's Anti-Mexican Rant
July 01 2015 2:01 PM ET

Thomas Roberts Quits Hosting Miss USA Over Trump's Rant

The billionaire's claim that Mexicans are criminals and rapists has cost him both broadcasting and business exposure, as NBC and Macy's cut ties.

Booing Jennicet Was Wrong, But Was What She Did Worse?

Jennicet's Kanye Moment: Should We Just Shake It Off?

The Advocate's news editor on the role of civility in the equality movement. 

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