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.
Indiana House Considers Anti-Marriage-Equality Amendment

Indiana House Considers Anti-Marriage-Equality Amendment

The state's House Judiciary Committee heard arguments against and in favor of amending the state constitution to prohibit any recognition of same-sex relationships, but did not take a vote on the issue.

In Parting Blow, Va.'s Cuccinelli Files Two Last Antigay Opinions

Va.'s Cuccinelli Files Two Last Antigay Opinions

On his last official day as attorney general of Virginia, failed gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli cemented his antigay legacy by trying to keep the state extending any benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

Va. Gov. McAuliffe Sworn In, Signs Nondiscrimination Order

McAuliffe Sworn In, Signs Nondiscrimination Order

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe signed four executive orders immediately after his inauguration today, including one that outlaws discrimination against LGBT state employees.

State Department Warns LGBT Americans Traveling to Russia

State Dept. Warns LGBT Olympic Spectators

In advance of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for American citizens.

Janet Napolitano Discusses LGBT Rights on 'Meet the Press'

WATCH: Janet Napolitano 'Evolves' on Marriage Equality

The former Department of Homeland Security secretary and current Olympic delegate discussed security and LGBT rights ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, next month.

What Happens When Gays Join Right-Wing Survivalists?

What Happens When Gays Join Right-Wing Survivalists?

What happens when gays take part in the right-wing, isolationist survival movement?

ENDA: 5 Lessons in How The Movement Works

ENDA: 5 Lessons in How The Movement Works

Passage in the Senate was unprecedented, and it signaled much about what still matters in our politics.

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