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 staunchly antigay Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucus.

February 01 2016 10:35 PM

With Martin O'Malley suspending his campaign, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are duking it out for Democratic delegates in the first nominating contest of the 2016 election, the Iowa caucus. 

February 01 2016 9:42 PM

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and others are appealing to prejudices.

February 01 2016 7:38 PM

Hours before the Iowa caucus, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz enlists Phil Robertson to deride marriage equality. 

February 01 2016 11:05 AM

Was Creating Change 2016 really more volatile than in years past, or was that frustration simply the result of a movement trying to find its footing after symbolic, but limited, victories? 

February 01 2016 6:31 AM Updated

A New York Times article insinuated that overseas LGBT advocacy has done more harm than good. That's not quite the truth, says Shawn Gaylord of Human Rights First.

February 01 2016 6:10 AM

Caucus day, Iowa's big moment to shine, is here. We tossed some Hawkeye-related questions at Donna Red Wing, the head of Iowa's LGBT organization, to mark the occasion. 

February 01 2016 5:31 AM
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