Politics

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Brian Sims and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

The three up for retention this year are in a different environment than those voted out in 2010, a year after the state's marriage equality ruling.

October 30 2016 3:19 PM

The Human Rights Campaign initially kept their endorsement for Mark Kirk after the Illinois senator insulted his opponent's heritage. That changed this weekend.

6:10 PM Updated

There is simply too much uncertaintly about what he would do as president, says Log Cabin leader Gregory T. Angelo.

5:01 PM

The FBI was investigating the former congressman's alleged texts to a teenage girl when they found emails from his estranged wife that may be pertinent to the Hillary Clinton private server case. 

2:42 PM

If Donald Trump is good for “the blacks,” good must not mean providing equal access to housing.

3:04 AM

Halloween shops and party stores are having trouble keeping Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton masks and costumes in stock, although one of them is far more popular.

1:18 AM

The attack amounts to a hate crime, according to the victim.

October 28 2016 11:45 AM
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