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.

Many observers are touting the credentials of Pamela Karlan, a bisexual professor and lawyer who helped bring down DOMA.

February 18 2016 9:00 AM

The controversy over a Michigan bill intended to punish those who abuse animals demonstrates that LGBT Americans are still not equal in the eyes of many state laws. 

February 18 2016 5:03 AM

Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who claims to have never met a transgender person, now will meet several before deciding the fate of a discriminatory bill. 

February 17 2016 8:29 PM

The legislation, which combines two bills seeking to protect those opposed to same-sex marriage, now advances to the Senate floor. 

February 17 2016 6:25 PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich might just be the only GOP candidate who is not in favor of overturning the marriage equality decision, but he won't say much about LGBT rights beyond that.

February 17 2016 4:03 PM

Just when you thought it might permanently decriminalize homosexuality, the Malawian government reinstates its antigay laws 

February 17 2016 3:20 PM

In a surprise move, Sims endorses another candidate for the House of Representatives.

February 17 2016 2:46 PM
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