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.
Rick Santorum Argues Heterosexual Parents Are a ‘Birthright’

Rick Santorum: Heterosexual Parents Are a ‘Birthright’

The archconservative seeking the GOP presidential nomination believes 'the breakdown of the nuclear family' is to blame for America's troubles.

WATCH: Lindsey Graham's Military Would Only Have 'Discrimination That Makes Sense'

Lindsey Graham's Army: 'Discrimination That Makes Sense'

The presidential hopeful was apparently unaware that transgender Americans can't serve openly in the armed forces, according to an interview with Fusion's Jorge Ramos.

New Polling Shows Indiana RFRA Fallout Continues

POLL: Bad News for Indiana Gov, Good News for LGBT

A Republican-funded voter survey shows more Hoosiers support a statewide LGBT nondiscrimination law, and far fewer support the conservative governor.

Politico Compares Caitlyn Jenner to America’s First ‘Transgender Sweetheart’

The Story of America’s First ‘Transgender Sweetheart’

For this news source, it's a rare look at a transgender pioneer who also transitioned in the public eye.

Jeb Bush: 'I Don't Think There's a Problem' With Open Trans Military Service

Jeb Bush Doesn't See A Problem With Open Trans Service

At a small campaign gathering in Iowa, the newly announced Republican presidential candidate said he believes there's a job for everyone in the military.

Houston Activists Upset After Sheriff Ends LGBT Liaison Program

Houston Activists Upset After Sheriff Ends LGBT Liaison Program

Activists worry that new sheriff of Harris County, which includes Houston, will be less responsive than his predecessor to LGBT concerns.

Yahoo Premieres 'Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government's War on Gays'

The Viewfinder episode investigates gay rights in the U.S.

WATCH: Aisha Tyler Tearfully Explains Why Love 'Is Worth Fighting For'

Aisha Tyler: Why Love 'Is Worth Fighting For'

The Talk co-host delivered a rousing speech for LGBT rights at the Lambda Legal West Coast Liberty Awards.

Rupert Murdoch: Hillary Clinton 'Almost Fascist' In Her LGBT Advocacy

Why Rupert Murdoch Labeled Hillary Clinton 'Almost Fascist'

The outgoing CEO of 21st Century Fox misquoted the Democratic front-runner in a series of tweets, claiming she had promised to 'outlaw free speech about LGBT.'

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