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.
Texas Rep. Wants to Protect Antigay Bigots as 'Conscientious Objectors'

Texas: Protect Bigots as 'Conscientious Objectors' 

Texas Rep. Cecil Bill introduced legislation designed to let individuals refuse to serve LGBT people as a 'conscientious objector.'

South Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade Will Finally Include Two Gay Groups

Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade Finally Goes Over the Rainbow

It will be worth braving the cold on Sunday.

Utah Passes LGBT-Inclusive Antidiscrimination Bill, Religious Exemptions

Utah Passes LGBT-Inclusive Antidiscrimination Bill, Religious Exemptions

Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill into law tonight; meanwhile, the state will allow some public employees to opt out of performing same-sex weddings.

Oklahoma Fights Back Against Antigay Bills

Oklahoma Fights Back Against Antigay Bills

A bill hoping to protect efforts to 'pray away the gay' died in the state House today, while a Democrat introduced an amendment that would make businesses own up to their discriminatory practices.

Op-ed: Porn and Condoms and Prop. 8

Op-ed: Porn and Condoms and Prop. 8

How California's marriage equality case can (and should) sink L.A.’s 'condoms in porn' law.

Rachel Maddow Discovers a Key Difference Between MSNBC and Fox

Rachel Maddow Discovers a Key Difference Between MSNBC and Fox

Racist emailing is a thing at almost all companies, says Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

Op-ed: John Kerry Needs to Do the Right Thing in Egypt

Op-ed: John Kerry Needs to Do the Right Thing in Egypt

Promoting an economic summit in a nation jailing LGBT people is not living up to the self-stated ideals of the State Department.

RFK's Daughter on Why NYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade Remains a Disgrace

Op-ed: All the Ways NYC's St. Patrick's Parade Is a Disgrace

Banning LGBT groups at New York City's holiday parade creates ripples of hate that spread far beyond the five boroughs.

15 Women Who Stood Up for LGBT People

15 Women Who Stood Up for LGBT People

Since March is Women's History Month, we decided to take a look at some of the great women, both LGBT and straight, who helped make history for us.

Immigration and LGBTs: Central Americans Limbo

Immigration and LGBTs: Central Americans in Limbo

The journey can be long and treacherous for LGBTs seeking refuge.

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