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: 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.

Beyond Stonewall: 9 Lesser-Known LGBT Uprisings

Beyond Stonewall: 9 Lesser-Known LGBT Uprisings

As the anniversary of Stonewall is upon us, we take a look at other uprisings, riots, and protests that forever changed LGBT history.

Bobby Jindal Makes It Official: He's Running for President

Bobby Jindal Makes It Official: He's Running for President

The Louisiana governor is one more far-right, antigay candidate in the field.

Obama Scolds White House Heckler: 'Shame on You!'

Obama's Trans Heckler: 'I Just Had to Send a Message'

A White House reception for Pride was interrupted by an undocumented transgender woman, claiming there can be no pride with trans immigrants facing daily abuse in detention centers.

WATCH: Hillary Clinton’s New Tearjerking Marriage Equality Video

WATCH: Hillary’s New Tearjerking Marriage Equality Ad

If Hillary's latest video on marriage equality doesn't make your eyes well with tears of joy, we don't know what will.

LGBT Groups Join Call to Remove Confederate Flag From Public Spaces

LGBT Groups Join Call to Remove Confederate Flag From Public Spaces

More than two dozen have signed on to an open letter saying the flag is a symbol of racism and has no place on government property.

WATCH: Far-Right Pundits Call for Taking Down LGBT Pride Flag

WATCH: Far-Right Pundits Call for Taking Down LGBT Pride Flag

If the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of racism, the rainbow flag is a symbol of anti-Christian bigotry, some commentators claim.

California Judge: 'Death to Gays' Ballot Measure 'Patently Unconstitutional'

Judge: 'Death to Gays' Measure 'Patently Unconstitutional'

This means Attorney General Kamala Harris won't have to let the measure's sponsor try to gather signatures to put it before voters.

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