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: Jeb Bush Is For Antigay Florists, Not LGBT Rights

WATCH: Jeb Bush Is For Antigay Florists, Not LGBT Rights

'We need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage' no matter how the Supreme Court rules, Bush tells CBN's David Brody.

Christine Quinn On Why She Supports Hillary Clinton for President

Clinton has come to understand same-sex marriages the same way most Americans have evolved regarding the reality that everyone deserves marriage equality

The Great Ambiguity of a President Lindsey Graham

The Ambiguity of a President Lindsey Graham

The South Carolina senator with a mixed record on LGBT issues teased his presidential campaign today, with a formal campaign launch expected June 1.

Op-ed: Credit Is Still a Chance for Quiet Discrimination

Op-ed: Credit Is Still a Chance for Quiet Discrimination

The almighty dollar runs the world, but credit discrimination among LGBTs is an oft-forgotten injustice.

Ted Cruz: 'Mandatory Gay Marriage' the 'Greatest Threat We've Ever Seen'

Ted Cruz: 'Mandatory Gay Marriage' Is Our 'Greatest Threat'

The Texas senator and presidential candidate went for full-blown hyperbole on a right-wing talk show this week.

Rep. Jackie Speier Demands FTC Investigate ‘Ex-Gay’ Therapists

Congresswoman: Being LGBT "Not a Disease To Be Cured"

The congresswoman calls on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate mental health providers' claims that they can change sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Michigan Moves to Ban Local Nondiscrimination Laws

Mich. Advances Antigay 'Death Star' Bill

Michigan lawmakers are moving full-steam ahead on a bill that would eliminate local nondiscrimination protections statewide, which opponents have labeled the 'Death Star' bill.

Op-ed: The Amtrak Accident Isn't Part of the Gay Agenda

Op-ed: The Amtrak Accident Isn't Part of the Gay Agenda

It's a strange feeling, even for a journalist, when someone you know becomes the focus of a national tragedy.

Meet 13 Emerging Leaders in Social Justice Selected as Arcus Fellows

Meet Tomorrow's Social Justice Leaders

Get to know the 2015 Arcus Foundation Fellows who are on their way to becoming tomorrow's diversity leaders.

17 Years After Matthew Shepard's Murder, Laramie Passes LGBT Protections

17 Years After Matt Shepard, Laramie Protects LGBTs

The city became the first in Wyoming to adopt an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination law.

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