Politics

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
House Democrats Deny Obama Deal to Create Global Trade Pact

Democrats Defy Obama, Block 'Antigay' Trade Pact

House Democrats rebuffed a direct personal appeal by President Obama for his controversial trade deal that would align the U.S. with Malaysia and Brunei.

WATCH: Why Is Sen. Lindsey Graham Single? According to Gina Yashere, 'He's Gay'

TV Comic: Lindsey Graham Is Single 'Because He's Gay'

According to The Nightly Show, the reasons for the South Carolina senator's lifelong bachelorhood are actually quite obvious.

Senator Caught on Hot Mic Calling Lindsey Graham a 'Bro With No Ho'

Who Called Lindsey Graham a 'Bro With No Ho?'

Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois is in hot water after being caught on a hot mike making a salacious comment about fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Op-ed: Don't You Dare Forget About Frank Kameny

Op-ed: Don't You Dare Forget About Frank Kameny

The highest-ranking gay staffer at the Department of Labor says it's high time to #ThankFrank.

WATCH: Ben Carson Says LGBT Rights Are Not the Same as Civil Rights

Ben Carson: 'I Have a Question for the Gay Community'

The retired neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential candidate tells Fox News he has a question for the gay community.

Michigan Governor Signs Discriminatory Adoption Bill Into Law

Antigay Adoption Policy Now the Law in Michigan

Michigan's governor has signed a bill granting faith-based adoption agencies in the state the power to refuse to allow LGBT people to adopt, or place foster children in homes headed by LGBT Michiganders.

With or Without Marriage, a Prediction: Courthouse Chaos!

With or Without Marriage, a Prediction: Courthouse Chaos!

Same-sex weddings could come to a halt in at least 20 states if the Supreme Court upholds the power of states to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

N.C. Officials Can Now Refuse Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

N.C. Magistrates Now Can Say No to Same-Sex Couples 

The legislature passes the discriminatory SB2 over the veto of the state's Republican governor.

Michigan Lawmakers Send Governor Discriminatory Adoption Bills
June 11 2015 4:56 PM ET

Michigan Sends Anti-LGBT Adoption Bills to Governor

If signed into law, faith-based adoption agencies in the state could refuse to allow LGBT people to adopt, or place foster children in homes headed by LGBT Michiganders.

Mike Huckabee: Obama Cares More About Pride Than Fighting ISIS

Huckabee: Obama's Prioritizing Pride Over ISIS

President Obama's priorities are way out of line, says the former Arkansas governor.

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