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.
Puerto Rico Governor Signs Local ENDA, Domestic Violence Bills

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Local ENDA, Anti-Violence Bills

Gov. Alejandro García Padilla signed into law an employment nondiscrimination act protecting LGBT Puerto Ricans.

Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Thinks Gay Boy Scouts Are Pedophiles

Rep. Louie Gohmert Thinks Gay Boy Scouts Are Pedophiles

The rabidly antigay congressman told fellow homophobes Tony Perkins and Texas governor Rick Perry that 17-year-old gay Boy Scouts are simply lying in wait to pounce on younger scouts.

WATCH: Michele Bachmann Isn't Seeking Reelection

Why We Hope Michele Bachmann Stays in Retirement

The four-term congresswoman from Minnesota announced Tuesday that she will not seek a fifth term.

Bryan Fischer: Gays and Mormons in Polygamy Plot

Bryan Fischer: Gays and Mormons in Polygamy Plot

American Family Association pundit Bryan Fischer hypothesizes the alliance between LGBT activists and the Mormon Church.

Plan To Move ENDA Forward this July

Plan To Move ENDA Forward this July

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley's bill may get a markup this July.

Trans Student Starts Nonprofit to Fund Surgeries

TUFF (Trans United Family and Friends) is a budding organization started by Jacob Rostovsky that promotes trans tolerance and support.

Op-ed: We Are Not Gay, We Are Human

Op-ed: We Are Not Gay, We Are Human

Democrats not only missed an opportunity to help on immigration reform, they missed the point, argues Kerry Eleveld.

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