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.
BREAKING: Senate Approves ENDA on Initial Vote
February 20 2014 4:20 PM ET

In Historic First, Senate Approves ENDA

For the first time in U.S. history, the Senate approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, by a bipartisan vote of 64-32, sending the legislation to the House of Representatives.

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year

One in five LGBT employees have experienced discrimination at work, which may be the source of high turnover in some less-welcoming workplaces.

WATCH: Barney's Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

WATCH: Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

Although the gay congressman retired from the House earlier this year, his very personal pitch to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act back in 2007 is still relevant today.

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray

State senator Ed Murray, Seattle's new mayor-elect, was instrumental in establishing marriage equality in Washington State.

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad: Gays Hijacked Word, Are Potential Predators

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad Says Predatory Gays Hijacked the Word

There are still more antigay Rafael Cruz rants coming to the public's attention.

WATCH: Fired Gay Russian Journo Tells Thomas Roberts 'It's Time to Be Open'

WATCH: Live from Moscow, Thomas Roberts on Equality

Out MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts strolled through Moscow with Anton Krasovsky, a fellow gay journalist who was fired for coming out on the air on his Kremlin-backed network earlier this year.

Full Benefits for Married Same-Sex Couples Granted by Florida National Guard

Full Benefits for Married Same-Sex Couples Granted by Florida National Guard

The Florida National Guard has announced it is now 'full compliance' with the Pentagon's updated benefits policy, which now includes eligibility for same-sex married couples.

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