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.
Illinois Sends Conversion Therapy Ban to Governor

Illinois Sends Conversion Therapy Ban to Governor

Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn't said if he'll sign the bill, but its backers are optimistic.

Out NYC Hotel Co-Owner Cut $2,700 Check to Ted Cruz

Out NYC Hotel Co-Owner Cut $2,700 Check to Ted Cruz

Ian Reisner first said the dinner he hosted for Ted Cruz was not a fundraiser, but he was just caught giving money to the candidate.

16 Antigay Leaders Exposed as Gay or Bi

16 Antigay Leaders Exposed as Gay or Bi

Pastor Matthew Makela is the latest prominent antigay leader to get caught trolling for guys, but there were many like him who also fell face first out of the closet.

Indiana Legislative Study Committees Won't Take Up LGBT Rights This Summer

Indiana Legislative Study Committees Won't Take Up LGBT Rights This Summer

Indiana lawmakers will be doing some homework before returning to the state capitol next year, but LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination law isn't one of the assigned subjects.

Alabama Kills LGBT-Inclusive Antidiscrimination Bill

Alabama Kills LGBT-Inclusive Antidiscrimination Bill

One of Alabama's most famous gay natives, Apple CEO Tim Cook, had urged the state to adopt such protections, but the bill is moved to the trash for now.

North Carolina Governor To Veto Antigay Measure

N.C. Gov. Won't Give Judges, Clerks 'Right to Discriminate'

The Republican governor of North Carolina says he will not sign a partisan bill to give magistrates and clerks the right to refuse to perform same sex marriages or issue marriage licenses to gays and lesbians.

POLL: Americans More Accepting of Gay Sex Than Ever

POLL: Americans More Accepting of Gay Sex Than Ever

This represents 'the biggest leftward shift' on any of the 19 issues covered in Gallup's Values and Beliefs Survey.

George Pataki: The Pro-Marriage Equality Republican President?

George Pataki: The Pro-Marriage Equality Republican President?

He hasn't held office since 2006, but George Pataki says he's ready to be the next president of the United States.

Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

Op-ed: How Laramie Finally Made Judy Shepard Proud

The activist is ecstatic that Laramie — the city where her son was fatally attacked — finally moved to protect its LGBT citizens, but laments inaction in other parts of Wyoming and the nation.

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