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.
Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Over Law

Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Over Law

The Broadway singer and actress tweeted her disgust with the newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana.

Immediate Examples of Backlash to Indiana's 'Religious Freedom'
March 30 2015 5:06 PM ET

7 Immediate Examples of Backlash to Indiana

Major businesses and sports organizations are reconsidering their investments in Indiana after the governor signed a so-called license to discriminate bill into law.

Gov. Mike Pence Just Gave Indiana a 'License to Discriminate'

Gov. Pence Just Gave Indiana 'License to Discriminate'

The governor signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act at a private ceremony this morning.

Op-ed: If BinderCon Was Just for White Cisgender Women, It Wouldn't Work

Op-ed: If BinderCon Was Just for White Cisgender Women, It Wouldn't Work

Mitt Romney's comment about 'binders full of women' spurred the creation of BinderCon, a symposium for female writers that works hard to include LGBT participants.

California AG Seeks to Quash 'Death to Gays' Proposal

California AG Seeks to Quash 'Death to Gays' Proposal

Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking court action to keep the proposed ballot measure from going any further.

Alabama Bill Seeks License to Discriminate in Adoption Services

Alabama Wants License to Discriminate in Adoption

The measure would let faith-based agencies, even those that receive public funds, turn away same-sex couples or others who offend the agency's religious beliefs.

Kentucky's Transphobic Legislation Dies After 'Last Ditch Effort'

Kentucky's Transphobic Legislation Dies After 'Last Ditch Effort'

Kentucky's so-called 'Bathroom Bully Bill' died in the House, despite a last-minute scramble to tack it onto unrelated legislation.

George Takei Joins Gamers in Shunning Indiana
March 25 2015 6:12 PM ET

George Takei Joins Gamers in Shunning Indiana

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signs a turn-away-the-gays bill, he may have to deal with the revenge of the nerds — and the exodus of their money.

California Activist Has Perfect Response to 'Shoot the Gays' Initiative

California Activist Has Perfect Response to 'Shoot the Gays' Initiative

In response to a ballot measure that calls for death to gays, a Los Angeles woman has proposed the Intolerant Jackass Act.

WATCH: Oklahoma Says 'LGBT' Is 'Sexual In Nature'

WATCH: Oklahoma Says 'LGBT' Is 'Sexual In Nature'

A straight man in Oklahoma wanted a license plate declaring his status as an LGBT ally, but the state Tax Commission deemed the phrase inappropriate.

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