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.
Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!

Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!

Rachel Maddow says the U.S. delegation to the Russian Olympics seems like a snub.

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections

Pa. Gov. Comes Out for LGBT Employment Protections

Philadelphia's Republican governor is making waves with his newly expressed support for employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in his state.

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

In a move interpreted as a protest of Russia's antigay laws, neither the president, the vice president, nor their wives will be in the U.S. delegations to Sochi, but some out athletes will.

Mich. Gov. Looking for 'Partner' to Discuss Inclusive Antidiscrimination Reform

Mich. Gov. Looking for 'Partner' to Discuss Inclusive Antidiscrimination Laws

Gov. Rick Snyder said he is open to discussions about adding sexual orientation to Michigan's statewide nondiscrimination law.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks About Gay Rights, Ending Discrimination

'We have the opportunity to eliminate discrimination of the GLBT community'

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Trans-Inclusive ENDA

Poll: Majority of Americans Support Trans-Inclusive ENDA

Though most Americans support transgender protections in the workplace, House Speaker John Boehner has not shown any initiative to get a full vote for the bill.

India's Sodomy Ban Incites 'Day of Rage' Among Activists

India's Sodomy Ban Incites 'Day of Rage' Among Activists

Both activists and lawmakers vow immediate action in response to the recent decision by India's Supreme Court to recriminalize same-sex relationships.

WATCH: Right-Wing 'Documentary' Tries to Defend 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

WATCH: Right-Wing 'Documentary' Tries to Defend 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

The 30-minute film profiles four men who claim they overcame 'unwanted same-sex desires' through the scientifically discredited practice of so-called reparative therapy.

Mich. Governor Condemns RNC Member's Latest Antigay Remark

Mich. Governor Condemns RNC Member's Latest Antigay Remark

Republican governor Rick Snyder, through an aide, calls party activist Dave Agema's remarks 'wrong, extreme, and discriminatory.'

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