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.
Alabama Probate Judges Association: We 'Cannot Legally' Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay Couples

Alabama Judges Claim It's Illegal to Issue Marriage Licenses

The association says a recent ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in Alabama only applies to the plaintiffs in the case, and not gay couples across the state.

California Judges Banned From Joining Boy Scouts, Other Antigay Youth Groups

California Judges Barred From Joining Boy Scouts

The judges must comply with the new rule by January 2016.

What LGBT Policy Challenges Are on Deck for 2015?

What LGBT Policy Challenges Are on Deck for 2015?

President Obama gave his annual overview of items Washington should be dealing with this year, but what are the big issues for LGBT Americans?

State of the Union: These 3 Words Were Used For First Time Ever

State of the Union: These 3 Words Were Used For First Time

Three groups of people had never before been mentioned explicitly in a State of the Union address.

Illinois, Virginia Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Bans

Illinois, Virginia Seek 'Ex-Gay' Therapy Bans

Bills to ban the use of such therapy on minors failed in both states last year, but lawmakers are trying again.

Op-ed: Bayard Rustin Was My Love, My Leader

Op-ed: Bayard Rustin Was My Love, My Leader

Walter Naegle remembers the legacy of his late partner, the civil rights leader Bayard Rustin.

Bayard Rustin: Martin Luther King’s Views on Gay People

Bayard Rustin: Martin Luther King’s Views on Gay People

This 1987 essay by Bayard Rustin reveals a personal account of MLK's feelings toward gay people.

Op-ed: Remembering Stonewall Veteran Danny Garvin

Op-ed: Remembering Stonewall Veteran Danny Garvin

A historian of LGBT history remembers a man who lived a full, fascinating, inspiring life.

Mike Huckabee Says Marriage Equality Will Lead To Bisexuals Marrying Two Spouses

Mike Huckabee: Will Bisexuals Want Two Spouses?

Apparently being bisexual means you're also polyamorous.

Op-ed: How Discrimination Affects Our Health

Op-ed: How Discrimination Affects Our Health

Plenty of LGBT progress has been made over the years, but health care is one area that still hits many of us hard.

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