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.
Calif. Bill Challenges Boy Scouts' Antigay Policy

Calif. Bill Challenges Boy Scouts' Antigay Policy

The state Senate has approved legislation that would make the organization ineligible for nonprofit tax breaks if it continues to bar gay adults from serving as scout leaders.

Lesbian Teacher Fired by Catholic School After Artificial Insemination

Lesbian Teacher Fired by Catholic School After Artificial Insemination

Christa Dias is fighting back with a lawsuit after a Roman Catholic archdiocese fired her, claiming her pregnancy was an immoral violation of her contract.

Blogger Urges Conservatives to Boycott Musicians Who Support LGBT Rights

Blogger Urges Conservatives to Boycott Musicians Who Support LGBT Rights

John Hawkins believes Republicans should withhold their business from any artist who supports liberal causes such as marriage equality.

Bakery Will Do Pagan, Cloning, and Divorce Cakes But Not Gay Weddings

Bakery Will Do Pagan or Divorce Cakes But Not Gay Weddings

Undercover reporters discovered the Oregon business that refused to work with a lesbian couple had no problem making cakes for divorce parties and stem cell research celebrations.

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Local ENDA, Domestic Violence Bills

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Local ENDA, Anti-Violence Bills

Gov. Alejandro GarcĂ­a Padilla signed into law an employment nondiscrimination act protecting LGBT Puerto Ricans.

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Thinks Gay Boy Scouts Are Pedophiles

Rep. Louie Gohmert Thinks Gay Boy Scouts Are Pedophiles

The rabidly antigay congressman told fellow homophobes Tony Perkins and Texas governor Rick Perry that 17-year-old gay Boy Scouts are simply lying in wait to pounce on younger scouts.

WATCH: Michele Bachmann Isn't Seeking Reelection

Why We Hope Michele Bachmann Stays in Retirement

The four-term congresswoman from Minnesota announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fifth term.

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