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.
Is This Photo Proof Mike Pence Knew RFRA Discriminates Against LGBTs?

Is This Photo Proof Mike Pence Knew RFRA Discriminates?

A closer look at who attended a private signing ceremony finds some cheerleaders for discrimination.

Butler University President Says Lawmakers Damaged Indiana

Butler's President Says Lawmakers Damaged Indiana

Would you feel welcome at Indiana colleges and universities?

Charles Barkley: Move Final Four Out of Indiana

Charles Barkley: Move Final Four Out of Indiana

Should big sports events leave states where it's legal to discriminate against LGBT fans and players?

The Only 2 Things to Know Out of Mike Pence's Dissembling Interview

2 Things We Learned From Mike Pence's Dissembling Interview

Don't bother asking Governor Mike Pence if Indiana's new law lets businesses discriminate against LGBT people.

Backlash Continues: Angie's List Cancels Indiana Expansion

Backlash Continues: Angie's List Cancels Indiana Expansion

The tech company was ready to break ground on a new project but just pulled its plans.

POLL: Even Republicans Say Marriage Equality Hasn't Affected Them

POLL: Even Republicans Say Marriage Equality Hasn't Affected Them

Despite doom-and-gloom predictions, most Floridians don't mind having the freedom to marry.

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.

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