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: How Business Can Be a Game Changer in Fight Against Bigoted Laws

Op-ed: How Business Can Lead the Fight Against Bigoted Laws

Advocacy groups can’t cede the argument on whether being LGBT is a sin, says the out cofounder of Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams.

Michelangelo Signorile: We've Only Just Begun

Michelangelo Signorile: We've Only Just Begun

Ever the rabble-rouser, Michelangelo Signorile, author of the new book It’s Not Over, offers sobering lessons for the future of LGBT rights.

WATCH: Rick Santorum Channels Westboro to Support 'Religious Liberty'

WATCH: Rick Santorum Channels Westboro to Support 'Religious Liberty'

Rick Santorum's latest head-scratching appearance includes his typical circular logic, compounded by the use of antigay slur on national TV — on Easter Sunday, no less.

North Dakota's Republican Gov: Antigay Discrimination 'Not Acceptable'

GOP N.D. Gov: Antigay Discrimination 'Not Acceptable' 

'Discrimination based on an individual's sexual orientation is not acceptable,' says Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a Republican.

Louisiana Lawmaker Introduces 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Louisiana Lawmaker Introduces 'Religious Freedom' Bill

The national outcry over antigay 'religious discrimination' bills isn't deterring Rep. Mike Johnson.

Tim Cook's Apple and Mike Pence's Indiana: One's the Future, the Other the Past

Apple and Indiana: One's the Future, the Other the Past

Mike Pence is supposed to be a fiscally minded conservative, but he nearly screwed his state over royally. He should take some cues from Apple's out CEO.

Op-ed: Latinos Need to Fight 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Op-ed: Latinos Need to Fight 'Religious Freedom' Laws

Luis Torres of the League of United Latin American Citizens says Indiana's antigay legislation is as insidious as Arizona's anti-Latino bill.

WATCH: Gay Missouri Man Voice Support for Repeal of Equality Ordinance

WATCH: Gay Missouri Man Encourage Repeal of Equality Ordinance

If you think non-discrimination ordinances are no longer controversial, just see what's happening in Springfield.

Michigan Gov. Vows to Veto Not-Yet-Passed 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Mich. Gov. Vows to Veto Not-Yet-Passed RFRA

Gov. Rick Snyder says he'd veto such a bill unless it's accompanied by one banning discrimination against LGBT Michiganders.

WATCH: Meet James Van Der Beek's Hilarious Homophobic Indiana Salesman

Meet James Van Der Beek's Hilarious Homophobic Salesman

Actors James Van Der Beek and Anna Camp show exactly what Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act looks like in action.

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