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.
With or Without Marriage, a Prediction: Courthouse Chaos!

With or Without Marriage, a Prediction: Courthouse Chaos!

Same-sex weddings could come to a halt in at least 20 states if the Supreme Court upholds the power of states to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

N.C. Officials Can Now Refuse Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

N.C. Magistrates Now Can Say No to Same-Sex Couples 

The legislature passes the discriminatory SB2 over the veto of the state's Republican governor.

Michigan Lawmakers Send Governor Discriminatory Adoption Bills
June 11 2015 4:56 PM ET

Michigan Sends Anti-LGBT Adoption Bills to Governor

If signed into law, faith-based adoption agencies in the state could refuse to allow LGBT people to adopt, or place foster children in homes headed by LGBT Michiganders.

Mike Huckabee: Obama Cares More About Pride Than Fighting ISIS

Huckabee: Obama's Prioritizing Pride Over ISIS

President Obama's priorities are way out of line, says the former Arkansas governor.

Straight Couple Vows to Divorce in Protest if Australia Wins Marriage Equality

Straight Couple: Gay Marriage May 'Force' Us To Divorce

'Marriage is not a human invention,' explained Nick Jensen, who said he would be 'forced' to divorce by marriage equality.

Out Ambassadors: Global Trade Agreement Will Lift Up LGBT Lives

Out Ambassadors: Global Trade Agreement Will Lift Up LGBT Lives

Eight of the nation's most powerful out leaders, including ambassadors and an envoy to the State Department, explain how proposed trade agreements will export our values of equality and tolerance.

Ark. Senator's Tirade: Reschedule Pride Because It's 'Offensive to Christians'

Arkansas Lawmaker: Pride 'Offensive to Christians'

In a Facebook rant, a Republican state senator claims his Arkansas town's long-standing Pride Parade is held on Sunday specifically to 'intimidate' Christians.

How The Nonreligious 'Nones' Are Driving LGBT Equality in the U.S.

How The Nonreligious 'Nones' Are Driving LGBT Equality

A deep look inside a recent Pew Research survey hints at a link between antigay attitudes and declining religiosity.

WATCH: Scott Walker Wants to Amend the Constitution to Ban Marriage Equality

Scott Walker Wants an Antigay Amendment to the Constitution

The possible GOP 2016 presidential candidate has a back-up plan ready in case the Supreme Court extends the freedom to marry nationwide this month.

Nebraska's Antigay Governor to Attend Lesbian Sister's Wedding

Nebraska's Antigay Gov. to Attend Lesbian Sister's Wedding

Sure, Gov. Pete Ricketts 'disagrees' with his sister's advocacy for LGBT equality. But that isn’t stopping him from attending her wedding today in Chicago.

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