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.
R.I. Firefighters Lose Suit Over Pride Parade Assignment

R.I. Firefighters Lose Suit Over Pride Parade Assignment

The firefighters objected to the parade assignment on religious grounds, but the state Supreme Court said they were required simply to perform a duty, not endorse the parade.

Op-ed: We Queer Folk Have Always Been Both Black And Blue

Op-ed: We Queer Folk Have Always Been Both Black And Blue

The LGBT movement and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement have more commonalities than some would like to think.

Ban Proposed on 'Gay Panic' Murder Defense in N.J.

The Year's Craziest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories About LGBT People

The Year's Craziest Right-Wing Conspiracy Theories About LGBT People

While their views have less mainstream support than ever, the tinfoil hat types are still blaming us for tornadoes, disease, sexual assault, and well, pretty much everything bad.

Op-ed: Will the Next Defense Secretary Continue the Pentagon's Equality Expansion?

Dear Ash Carter: You Have Big Shoes To Fill

The next Defense secretary will likely have to carry the mantle of fully integrating all LGBT people into the military. Is Ash Carter game to do it?

San Antonio Republicans Attempt to Repeal 'Pro-Homosexual' Ordinance

San Antonio GOP Wants to Repeal LGBT Ordinance

Less than two weeks after Fayetteville, Ark., voters repealed a nondiscrimination ordinance, San Antonio's Republicans are hoping to do the same thing.

Will Florida Arrest Clerks for Marrying Gay Couples?

Will Florida Arrest Clerks for Marrying Gay Couples?

Antigay officials have one final weapon in their arsenal to stop marriage: the threat of jail time.

Hands Down, the Single Best Quote of 2014

Hands Down, the Single Best Quote of 2014

This dynamic group helped make this year smarter.

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Is Not the Answer to the FDA Blood Ban

Op-ed: Gay Abstinence Isn't an Answer to Blood Ban

A proposed amendment to the FDA blood ban that requires a one-year period of abstinence is ineffective and discriminatory, says the CEO of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

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