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.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Congress to Pass ENDA

Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges Congress to Pass ENDA

Cook says a federal law that mirror's Apple's workplace equality policy is necessary to foster success among all employees.

Obama and 60 Senators Support ENDA
November 04 2013 4:55 PM ET

Obama and 60 Senators Support ENDA

With President Obama's op-ed at The Huffington Post and Nevada Republican senator Dean Heller's support announced this morning, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is poised to pass the U.S. Senate for the first time.

WATCH: Maddow Catches Va. Candidate in Lies About Antigay Statements

WATCH: Maddow Catches Va. Candidate in Lies About Antigay Statements

E.W. Jackson claims he never called gay people 'sick,' but Rachel Maddow offers proof that he did.

Senate Will Vote on ENDA Monday

Senate Will Vote on ENDA Monday

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed for cloture on Thursday, meaning the Senate will vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act on Monday.

Senator Joe Manchin: A Sign of the Times

Senator Joe Manchin: A Sign of the Times

Senator Joe Manchin's support for ENDA marks a tipping point on the progress of LGBT rights.

IOC President Won't Meet With LGBT Activists in Russia

IOC President Won't Meet With LGBT Activists in Russia

But Thomas Bach did propose an alternate meeting with Russian activists at the IOC's headquarters in Switzerland.

REPORT: Local, State Campaigns Give Momentum to Nationwide Equality

STUDY: Local Campaigns Give Momentum to Nationwide Equality

A new report from the Equality Federation Institute outlines the historic strides made in LGBT equality throughout 2012.

Last Three Democrat Holdouts To Support ENDA
October 30 2013 6:05 PM ET

UPDATE: Senate to Consider ENDA Next Week

With cautious support from Republicans, ENDA seems to have gained a majority of support in the Senate, and is expected to come before the chamber next week.

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