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.
Arkansas Officials Emboldened to Refuse Same-Sex Marriages

Arkansas Officials Emboldened to Refuse Same-Sex Marriages

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge tells justices of the peace they can likely opt out of performing marriages for gay and lesbian couples.

Republican Party Avoids Resolutions on Marriage Equality

Republican Party Avoids Resolutions on Marriage Equality

The presidential debate tonight in Ohio coincides with the GOP's summer meeting, where marriage equality came up and got swept aside.

WATCH: Iowa Man Tries to Marry His Lawnmower

WATCH: Why This Man Tried To Marry His Mower

An Iowa man decided to test Rep. Steve King's outrageous claim that marriage equality will lead to people marrying lawnmowers.

WATCH: Indiana Town Postpones LGBT Rights Vote Over Confusion

'Confused' Indiana Town Postpones LGBT Rights Vote

'Confusion' and 'misunderstanding' are causing Goshen city officials to hold off on voting on LGBT protections.

WATCH: Trump-less GOP Forum Serves as Debate Preview

WATCH: Trump-less GOP Forum Serves as Debate Preview

Rachel Maddow breaks down the Voters First Forum event, seen as a peaceful precursor to the much-anticipated Republican presidential debate.

Houston Mayor Sued Over LGBT Rights Law — Again

Houston Mayor Sued Over LGBT Rights Law — Again

A suit filed by conservative pastors accuses Mayor Annise Parker of interfering with citizens' right to vote.

Trans and Other Marchers Block Seattle Street, Protesting Immigration Policies

Trans Marchers Join Immigration Protest, Block Seattle Street

Government contracts with private prisons provide an incentive to round up immigrants, they say.

Antigay Texas Attorney General Surrenders After Indictment

Antigay Texas Atty. Gen. Surrenders After Indictment

Some are feeling a sense of schadenfreude after antigay AG Ken Paxton was indicted for fraud.

Op-ed: Hillary Will Be the Equality Act's Heroine

Op-ed: Hillary Will Be the Equality Act's Heroine

The presidential candidate could be the deciding factor in the Equality Act's success in a conservative-dominated Congress.

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert: Strand Gays on an Island, See What Happens

Texas Rep.: Strand Gays on an Island, See What Happens

A Republican congressman argued that the ability to procreate is the true test of marriage in a speech to a D.C. youth group.

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