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.
New Orleans Mayor Counters Jindal's Order With One of Acceptance for All

New Orleans Mayor Counters Jindal's Order With One of Acceptance for All

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says his famously tolerant city will continue to welcome everyone, including LGBT people, despite Gov. Bobby Jindal's antigay 'conscience protection' order.

WATCH: Oregon Gov. Emotionally Signs Conversion Therapy Ban Into Law

WATCH: Oregon's Bi Gov. Emotionally Bans Conversion Therapy

Young people shouldn't be broken down because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, says the state's bisexual governor. And now they won't be — at least in Oregon.

WATCH: Ted Cruz Will 'Always, Always, Always' Defend Right to Discriminate

WATCH: Ted Cruz Will 'Always' Defend Right to Discriminate

The presidential candidate also warned again about the dangers of 'mandatory gay marriage in all 50 states' at D.C. event hosted by an antigay hate group.

Op-ed: Don't Let Harvey Milk Down

Op-ed: Don't Let Harvey Milk Down

On what would have been Milk's 85th birthday, Cleve Jones says the civil rights leader would want us to work harder for equality.

12 Quotes Proving Harvey Milk Still Gives Us Hope

12 Quotes Proving Harvey Milk Still Gives Us Hope

'Desperate' Bobby Jindal Issues Ominous 'Religious Freedom' Executive Order

'Desperate' Gov. Jindal Imposes 'Religious Freedom' Order

When lawmakers stalled a 'license to discriminate' bill advocated by the governor, Jindal took matters into his own hands and issued a sweeping executive order.

After Louisiana Lawmakers Shelve, Gov. Bobby Jindal Promises to Resurrect 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Bobby Jindal Promises to Resurrect 'Religious Freedom' Bill 

A legislative committee tabled the antigay bill indefinitely, but Gov. Bobby Jindal says he'll issue an executive order to accomplish its goals.

Conversion Therapy Is ‘Fraud,’ Say Pelosi and Dems
June 05 2015 10:29 PM ET

Ban Conversion Therapy as 'Fraud' Nationwide, Say Dems

Two California Democrats have introduced a bill that would outlaw the use of so-called ex-gay or reparative therapy on LGBT people of all ages nationwide.

Oregon’s Bisexual Gov. Bans Conversion Therapy

Oregon’s Bisexual Gov. Bans Conversion Therapy

The country’s first out LGBT governor is also the first to sign a ban on conversion therapy since the White House came out against the practice last month.

Op-ed: The FDA Needs to Get Over Its Gay Sex Ick Factor

Op-ed: The FDA Needs to Get Over Its Gay Sex Ick Factor

A blood policy based on behavior, not identity, is needed.

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