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: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill

WATCH: Out Calif. Rep. Mark Takano Submits His First Bill

The California Democrat took to Twitter's video service, Vine, to document the first bill he submitted as the first LGBT person of color in Congress.

Tennessee Republicans Say Therapists Shouldn't Have to Help Gay People

Tennessee GOP: Therapists Shouldn't Have to Help Gays

A new bill gives students learning to become counselors the ability to object to helping LGBT patients on religious grounds.

Emergency Alert Test Says "Brian Is Gay"

Sheriff: No Hate Crime Investigation for Slain Gay Candidate

Sheriff: No Hate Crime Investigation for Slain Gay Candidate

The family of 33-year-old Marco McMillian want the county sheriff's department to investigate his death as a hate crime, but sheriffs say they will not.

Lesbian Judge Pamela Chen Appointed to Federal Bench

Lesbian Judge Pamela Chen Appointed to Federal Bench

Judge Pamela Chen was approved by a voice vote for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Congresswoman Votes Against VAWA Because of LGBT Inclusiveness

Congresswoman Says Her No Vote on VAWA Was Over LGBTs

Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said she rejected the VAWA because of its LGBT inclusion.

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