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.

A century ago, politicians claimed that 'religious freedom' required legal racial segregation. Today, they're making the same claim against LGBTs.

March 27 2015 6:00 AM

A federal judge ensures the Family and Medical Leave Act will not apply to legally-wed same-sex couples who lives in states without marriage equality.

March 26 2015 10:17 PM

The Broadway singer and actress tweeted her disgust with the newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana.

March 26 2015 8:27 PM

Major businesses and sports organizations are reconsidering their investments in Indiana after the governor signed a so-called license to discriminate bill into law.

March 26 2015 2:52 PM Updated

The governor signed the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act at a private ceremony this morning.

March 26 2015 12:10 PM

Mitt Romney's comment about 'binders full of women' spurred the creation of BinderCon, a symposium for female writers that works hard to include LGBT participants.

March 26 2015 5:00 AM

Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking court action to keep the proposed ballot measure from going any further.

March 25 2015 6:43 PM
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