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: Scott Walker’s Sons Won’t Change His Mind on Marriage Equality

Scott Walker’s Sons Won’t Change His Mind on Marriage

On the eve of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign announcement, his sons reveal how the family handles the tension of divergent opinions on marriage equality.

Philly Mayoral Candidate Denounces Lesbian Teacher's Firing

Philly Mayoral Candidate Denounces Lesbian Teacher's Firing

Democratic candidate Jim Kenney says Margie Winters, fired by a Catholic school for being in a same-sex marriage, should get her job back.

Indiana Governor Cancels Post-RFRA PR Contract, Won't Say Why

Indiana Gov Won't Say Why He Fired Pro-LGBT Firm

Indiana is still reeling from bad publicity over the state's "religious freedom" debacle.

American Samoa Remains Lone Holdout Over U.S. Marriage Equality

America's Only Same-Sex Couples Not Allowed to Marry

LGBT advocates wait to see if any same-sex couple will come forward to challenge the U.S. territory's legal foot-dragging.

POLL: More Than 60 Percent of Republicans Oppose Marriage Equality

POLL: Nearly 2 of 3 Republicans Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

The poll shows so many Americans support marriage equality that a conservative may not be able to win on the issue.

Obama Will Not Hesitate to Bring Up LGBT Rights in Antigay Kenya

Obama Will Not Hesitate to Bring Up LGBT Rights in Antigay Kenya

Obama is not caving to angry Kenyan protesters and a homophobic president, who want him to keep his mouth shut about gay rights on a forthcoming visit.

WATCH: Jimmy Carter Knows 'Jesus Would Approve' of Marriage Equality

Jimmy Carter Knows 'Jesus Would Approve Gay Marriage'

The 'born-again' former president sides with the Supreme Court in not requiring churches to perform same sex marriages.

Op-ed: LGBT Work, Housing Protections Needed Now, Says NAACP Leader

Julian Bond: It's Time for LGBT Work, Housing Protections

Julian Bond, the chairman emeritus of the NAACP, says the lack of government protections for LGBT people is simply unconscionable.

Gov. Sam Brownback: Kansas Can't Penalize Religious Groups Opposed to Marriage Equality

Kansas Order Protects 'Religious' Groups Opposing Marriage

An order Gov. Sam Brownback issued today likely means that service providers such as adoption agencies and homeless shelters could discriminate against same-sex couples and still receive state contracts.

WATCH: To Rick Santorum, Marriage Equality Proves He Was Right on Polygamy, Bestiality

Santorum: Marriage Ruling Proves My Polygamy Warnings

'If you have the right to consensual sexual activity ... then it opens the door to a variety of different things,' says the right-wing presidential hopeful.

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