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.
Florida Lawmaker: Fine or Jail Trans People for Using the 'Wrong' Bathroom

Florida Lawmaker: Fine or Jail Trans People for Using the 'Wrong' Bathroom

Rep. Frank Artiles has introduced a bill that would criminalize trans people using the public same-sex facilities that match their gender identity.

Georgia Lesbian Rep Seeks to Protect State Employees

Georgia Lesbian Rep Seeks to Protect State Employees

Rep. Karla Drenner's LGBT-inclusive bill on state employment has bipartisan support.

West Virginia Has Smallest Town With LGBT Rights Law

West Virginia Has Smallest Town With LGBT Rights Law

The town of Thurmond, population five, adopted the ordinance this week.

Arkansas Passes Ban on Discrimination Bans

Arkansas Passes Ban on Discrimination Bans

The new law will prevent local governments from enacting or enforcing LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination measures. Legislators also advanced a 'license to discriminate' bill regarding business operators.

Oregon: Kate Brown To Become First Out Governor After Kitzhaber's Resignation

This Bi Oregonian Will Be Nation's First Out Governor

Openly bisexual secretary of state Kate Brown may become the 37th governor of Oregon.

Ted Cruz Wants to Limit Federal Marriage Recognition

Ted Cruz Wants to Limit Federal Marriage Recognition

As Cruz introduces his antigay bill, liberal lawmakers seek to protect LGBT students.

WATCH: Jon Stewart, Ted Olson Compare Alabama Marriage Fight to 1960s Selma

WATCH: Pundits Compare Alabama to 1960s Selma

Is hate-fueled history repeating itself in the Cotton State?

Kansas Rolls Back LGBT State Worker Protections With Stroke of Pen

Kansas Rolls Back LGBT Protections With Stroke of Pen

Kansas governor Sam Brownback issued an executive order that could put the employment of state workers in jeopardy.

Arkansas City Bans Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Arkansas City Bans Anti-LGBT Discrimination

Eureka Springs moved to adopt its antibias ordinance as the state considers a bill that would forbid enacting or enforcing such laws.

Why Race Is Dominating Discussion Among LGBT Activists

Why Race Dominates Talk Among LGBT Activists

Several attendees of this year's Creating Change conference aimed to remind others of the racial rifts that must be mended.

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