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.
See How Far a Onetime Enemy of Gay Equality Has Evolved

See How Far This Onetime Enemy of Equality Has Evolved

It's a complete 180º for Georgia's former attorney general — a man who almost single-handedly stopped LGBT advances in their tracks.

Antigay Legislation Quashed in Arkansas, Advances in Indiana

Antigay Legislation Quashed in Arkansas, Advances in Indiana

A so-called 'license to discriminate' bill has died in Arkansas, but similar ones remain pending in numerous other states.

Alaskan Tribe Newest to Welcome Marriage Equality

Alaskan Tribe Newest to Welcome Marriage Equality

A major Alaskan tribal organization just welcomed marriage equality into its laws — but they aren't alone.

Arkansas Town Defies State Ban, Protects LGBT Citizens

Arkansas Town Defies State Ban, Protects LGBT Citizens

Conway, Ark., became the state's second LGBT-affirming city Tuesday, but the fate of the town's nondiscrimination policy is uncertain in the wake of a statewide antigay law approved the same day.

14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel

14 Stunning Photos of LGBT Military Personnel

These 14 photos tell a story of life post "don't ask, don't tell."

Op-ed: Who Will Be The Next Leaders of the LGBT Movement?

Op-ed: Who Will Be The Next Leaders of the LGBT Movement?

Once interns move their way up the ladder to become executive directors, who steps in to follow?

Op-ed: When Border Control Controlled My Marriage

Op-ed: When Border Control Controlled My Marriage

A lesbian couple struggled for years to stay together, when the laws only worked to keep them apart.

Oscar Winner Not Pleased With Neil Patrick Harris’s “Pitiful” Snowden Joke

Bad Review: Neil Patrick Harris Joke Called 'Pitiful'

Gay journalist Glenn Greenwald called Neil Patrick Harris's quip about Edward Snowden "stupid and irresponsible."

Finland's Citizens Successfully Rally To Enact Marriage Equality

Finland's Citizens Successfully Rally To Enact Marriage Equality

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö signed a bill that permits gender-neutral marriage in the Nordic country.

Arkansas Governor Lets Anti-LGBT Bill Become Law

Arkansas Governor Lets Antigay Bill Become Law

As expected, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson allowed a law banning local ordinances protecting LGBT people from discrimination to become law without his signature.

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