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.

The executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality breaks down the history-making LGBT Equality Act that's being introduced in Congress.

July 23 2015 6:00 AM

It was a 'flippant comment' that he's sorry he made, Santorum tells Rachel Maddow, but he stands by the point he was attempting to make.

July 22 2015 11:40 PM

The two were wed in Chicago at Montrose Harbor in an afternoon ceremony.

July 22 2015 10:18 AM

Cruz laments that a wedding venue's owners were 'forced' to close down, when in fact they are doing so voluntarily rather than comply with antidiscrimination law.

July 21 2015 7:11 PM

The Equality Act would include protections in public accommodations, public education, employment, housing, federal funding, jury service, legal protections, and credit.

July 21 2015 9:05 AM Updated

The Mexican-American comic responded to Donald Trump's offensive comments about Mexicans with ugly words of his own.

July 20 2015 12:35 PM
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