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.

GOP state senator Jim Tomes is pushing a bill that would lob prison time at transgender men and women who use the restroom of their choice.

December 25 2015 7:44 PM

With the first primaries weeks away, a new commercial accuses Ted Cruz of being soft on same-sex marriage.

December 25 2015 3:09 PM

Like other such proposals, it would let businesses or individuals get away with turning away LGBT people by citing religious objections.

December 23 2015 8:23 PM

Norman is the first city in the Sooner State to fully embrace comprehensive nondiscrimination protections for LGBT individuals.

December 23 2015 4:03 PM

The fight against Islamophobia is part of a quest for the "movable middle" that LGBT people have long sought, argues activist Omar Sharif Jr.

December 23 2015 5:19 AM

Duffy, appointed by Mayor Harold Washington in 1984, was a force in LGBT and progressive politics for many years.

December 22 2015 6:26 PM

The New Jersey governor claims his anti-trans policies have kept life simple for children in his state.

December 22 2015 1:20 PM
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