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.
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.

How Oregon Suddenly Changed Bisexual Visibility

How Oregon Suddenly Changed Bisexual Visibility

Oregon’s Kate Brown and the sudden change in bisexual visibility.

WATCH: Jeb Bush Is For Antigay Florists, Not LGBT Rights

WATCH: Jeb Bush Is For Antigay Florists, Not LGBT Rights

'We need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage' no matter how the Supreme Court rules, Bush tells CBN's David Brody.

Christine Quinn On Why She Supports Hillary Clinton for President

Clinton has come to understand same-sex marriages the same way most Americans have evolved regarding the reality that everyone deserves marriage equality

The Great Ambiguity of a President Lindsey Graham

The Ambiguity of a President Lindsey Graham

The South Carolina senator with a mixed record on LGBT issues teased his presidential campaign today, with a formal campaign launch expected June 1.

Op-ed: Credit Is Still a Chance for Quiet Discrimination

Op-ed: Credit Is Still a Chance for Quiet Discrimination

The almighty dollar runs the world, but credit discrimination among LGBTs is an oft-forgotten injustice.

Ted Cruz: 'Mandatory Gay Marriage' the 'Greatest Threat We've Ever Seen'

Ted Cruz: 'Mandatory Gay Marriage' Is Our 'Greatest Threat'

The Texas senator and presidential candidate went for full-blown hyperbole on a right-wing talk show this week.

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