Politics

In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, we report on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Brian Sims and Tammy Baldwin, and their work to advance the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Learn 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.

The nation's 44th president and its first black president opened his farewell address to the nation by saying thanks to Americans, even those who did not agree with him. This is part one of four.

January 10 2017 9:55 PM

Obama addresses the nation from Chicago tonight.

January 10 2017 8:11 PM

Agitated but compliant, the senator answered Sen. Patrick Leahy's question about Trump's 2005 "grab them by the pussy" claim, and whether such actions would be unlawful without a woman's consent.

January 10 2017 8:10 PM

The artists, who have both spoken out against Trump, join several others who've nixed performing for him.

January 10 2017 5:37 PM

Donald Trump's nominee for Attorney General promised to uphold laws protecting the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans and claimed he supported African-Americans.

January 10 2017 5:06 PM

Demonstrators — at least two wearing imitation Ku Klux Klan robes — repeatedly shouted at both Sen. Jeff Sessions and the senators holding his confirmation hearing for U.S. Attorney General.

January 10 2017 4:27 PM

The right-wing Alabama senator is being challenged on his civil rights record.

January 10 2017 1:02 PM
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