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.
WATCH: Ted Cruz Calls Congressional Hearing to Shame 'Supreme Court Activism'

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Tantrum Over 'SCOTUS Activism'

The Texas Senator and GOP presidential hopeful was all doom-and-gloom at his sparsely attended congressional hearing about the dangers of 'judicial tyranny.'

Right-Wing Sen. Jim Inhofe Wonders Which Bathroom Trans Troops Will Use

GOP Sen. Wonders: Which Bathroom for Trans Troops?

Conservative Republican Senator Jim Inhofe expressed confusion about which bathroom transgender troops would use once the ban is lifted against transgender Americans serving openly in the military.

WATCH: Debunking Right-Wing Opposition to the Equality Act

Debunking Opposition to the Equality Act

If passed, the Equality Act would patch a 50-year-old hole in the Civil Rights Act that allows discrimination against LGBT Americans. Naturally, the right wing is in a tizzy.

Chad Griffin: We Must Fight for the National Equality Bill

Chad Griffin: We Must Fight for the National Equality Bill

The president of the Human Rights Campaign explains why a federal LGBT equality bill must pass Congress.

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is the LGBT Rights Bill We Want and Need

Op-ed: The Equality Act Is the LGBT Bill We Want and Need

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

Gay Men Featured in Hillary Clinton Campaign Video Get Married

Gay Couple From Clinton Campaign Video Tie the Knot

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

Sweeping LGBT Rights Bill to Be Introduced This Week
July 23 2015 7:51 PM ET

LGBT Federal Protections Backed by 78 Percent in New Poll

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

George Lopez's Unfunny Antigay Slur Against Donald Trump

George Lopez's Unfunny Slur Against Donald Trump

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

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