Politics

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Brian Sims and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

Rapper Killer Mike went on Twitter to apologize for his past use of the f word.

March 03 2016 3:19 PM

Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron invited the reality TV star to speak at a conservative convention in 2011, helping cement his image as a presidential candidate. Now, as he races toward the Republican nomination, they say they made a mistake.

March 03 2016 3:06 PM

The Republican-controlled Senate votes down the proposed "religious discrimination" bill by a wide margin.

March 03 2016 1:41 PM

The bill's key sponsor said he wouldn't seek an override of the governor's veto, but discussion of that precise issue appeared on the calendar for the state House today. 

March 03 2016 1:20 PM Updated

How homophobic tweets and threats to picket a live reading of a popular LGBT-themed children's book rallied an entire community to drown out the hate.

March 03 2016 10:14 AM

On November 4, 2015, just six weeks before the equal marriage referendum in the European nation of Slovenia, Miha Lobnik and his fellow activists launched a “yes” campaign. Though the government had attempted multiple times to enact legislation, voters rejected the 2015 referendum. Lobnik talks about the experience to Kay Cairns.

March 03 2016 6:08 AM
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