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.
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. 

Scott Walker Wins Conservative Cred With His ‘Antigay Transition’

Scott Walker's ‘Antigay Transition’ Hailed by Conservatives

The Wisconsin governor is calling for a constitutional amendment to let states ban same-sex marriage, saving his reputation with the far right.

5 LGBT Love Songs That Say 'I Do'

5 LGBT Love Songs That Say 'I Do'

A playlist of happily-ever-after songs by LGBT artists that's now useful in all 50 states.

Republican Presidential Candidates Aren't Having a Good Day

Republican 2016 Candidates Aren't Having a Good Day

Some Republican candidates for president want to fight the decision.

Texas Attorney General insists clerks wait to issue marriage licenses

Showdown Over Marriage Licenses in Texas

Although clerks have indicated they would issue licenses within hours of a Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, the state's top lawman says they should wait.

Univision Pulls Out of Miss USA Pageant Following Donald Trump's Anti-Immigrant Rant

Univision Tells Trump 'No Mas' After Rant

NBC has also distanced itself from Trump, who made slurs against Mexicans part of his bid for the Republican party nomination for president.

Double Victory for Obama at Supreme Court

Double Victory for Obama at Supreme Court

Although the justices have yet to announce their ruling on marriage equality, these two decisions are a major win for the Obama administration.

Op-ed: Oregon Senator's Plan for Full LGBT Equality Is Not the Right Path

Op-ed: Senator's Plan for Full LGBT Equality Is Wrong Path

The co-directors of GetEQUAL take umbrage with Jeff Merkley's plan to end LGBT discrimination in housing and employment.

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