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.
Op-ed: Don't Mention Aaron Schock's Belt Ever Again

Op-ed: Don't Mention Aaron Schock's Belt Ever Again

Aaron Schock's rise and fall shows that even gay people still cling to gay stereotypes.

Business, Faith Leaders Oppose Indiana 'License to Discriminate' Bill

Business, Faith Leaders Oppose Indiana 'License to Discriminate' Bill

The bill may be on a fast track to passage, but some influential voices are registering their objections.

Anti-Conversion Therapy Bills Advance in Three States

Anti-Conversion Therapy Bills Advance in Three States

Oregon, Iowa, and Colorado have all seen one legislative chamber approve such a bill; the chance of further progress appears best in Oregon.

Antigay Adoption Bills Advance in Michigan, Florida

Two States Could Let Gay Couples Be Excluded in Adoptions

Opponents call the bills a 'license to discriminate' and say they prioritize an adoption agency's beliefs over the best interests of the child seeking a home.

WATCH: Jon Stewart On Aaron Schock's Luxe Spending Habits

WATCH: Jon Stewart On Aaron Schock's Luxe Spending Habits

Wednesday night's episode of The Daily Show proves that nothing, especially Aaron Schock's excessive spending habits, gets past Jon Stewart.

Antigay 'Religious Freedom' Bills Die in West Virginia

Antigay 'Religious Freedom' Bills Die in West Virginia

This year's legislative session was marked by lawmakers' attempts at discrimination, but none of these bills became law.

Op-ed: Bathrooms Will Be the Next LGBT Rights Battleground

Op-ed: Bathrooms Are Next LGBT Rights Battleground

With marriage equality resolution approaching, let's turn our eyes to how public attitudes fueling antitrans 'bathroom bills' have serious implications for all LGBT people.

Op-ed: The Conservative War Against LGBTs Has A Terrifying Future

Op-ed: Conservatives Should Be Careful What They Wish For

Religious exemption laws and the dismissive attitude toward federal law are setting up seriously scary precedents.

Out@NBCUniversal Makes St. Patrick's Day History

PHOTOS: NBC Makes St. Patrick's Day History

Thomas Roberts joined other NBCUniversal employees celebrating the day by marching in the parade as proud LGBTs and allies.

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