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.
WATCH: Tammy Baldwin Tells John Boehner 'Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote'

Baldwin to Boehner: Just Bring ENDA Up for a Vote

The nation's first openly gay senator has a message for the Republican speaker of the House.

BREAKING: Senate Approves ENDA on Initial Vote
February 20 2014 4:20 PM ET

In Historic First, Senate Approves ENDA

For the first time in U.S. history, the Senate approved the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, by a bipartisan vote of 64-32, sending the legislation to the House of Representatives.

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year

STUDY: Discrimination Costs $64 Billion Every Year

One in five LGBT employees have experienced discrimination at work, which may be the source of high turnover in some less-welcoming workplaces.

WATCH: Barney's Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

WATCH: Frank's Emotional ENDA Pitch Still Resonates

Although the gay congressman retired from the House earlier this year, his very personal pitch to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act back in 2007 is still relevant today.

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray

Seattle Elects Gay Mayor Ed Murray

State senator Ed Murray, Seattle's new mayor-elect, was instrumental in establishing marriage equality in Washington State.

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad: Gays Hijacked Word, Are Potential Predators

WATCH: Ted Cruz's Dad Says Predatory Gays Hijacked the Word

There are still more antigay Rafael Cruz rants coming to the public's attention.

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