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.
Arkansas's 'Gay Capital' Hold On To Antidiscrimination Law

Arkansas's 'Gay Capital' Holds On to Antidiscrimination Law

Voters in Eureka Springs affirmed an LGBT-inclusive civil rights ordinance, even though a new state law will make it unenforceable.

As Utah Goes... No Other State Can Follow

As Utah Goes... No Other State Can Follow

The state’s particular religious composition means its new LGBT nondiscrimination law, including religious carve-outs, may not be applicable elsewhere.

Op-ed: Here's How to Ensure LGBT Organizations Don't Die

Op-ed: Here's How to Ensure LGBT Organizations Don't Die

A new partnership hopes to encourage people to contribute to equality organizations like HRC, GLAAD, and NCLR, even if it's only a few bucks a month.

WATCH: Elton John’s Powerful Message: ‘This Congress Can End AIDS’

WATCH: Elton John’s Powerful Message: ‘This Congress Can End AIDS’

Elton John headlines a panel of experts on HIV and AIDS to appeal for funding to finally end this scourge.

World's Only Gay Prime Minister to Wed Beau (Very) Soon?

World's Only Gay Prime Minister to Wed Beau (Very) Soon?

A Canadian news site says it has the scoop: Luxembourg's out prime minister will tie the knot next week.

Bryan Fischer: 'Gay Conservative' Is a 'Dangerous' 'Oxymoron'

Fischer: 'Gay Conservative' Is an 'Oxymoron'

Fischer earns his Phobie credentials once again in denouncing gay conservative commentator Guy Benson.

Oregon to Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

Oregon to Ban 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Minors

The Oregon Senate today followed the House in passing a bill banning the practice, which Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign into law.

WATCH: Ben Carson Thinks President Can Ignore Courts on Marriage Equality

WATCH: Ben Carson Doesn't Understand the Constitution

The retired surgeon running for president claims the chief executive doesn't have to recognize judicial rulings — showing he lacks an understanding of the U.S. Constitution.

POLL: Americans Prefer Gay President to Evangelical or Tea Partier

POLL: Americans Prefer Gay President to Right-Winger

More than 60 percent are just fine with the idea of a gay person running for president.

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