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 Barney Frank 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.

When Bill Clinton signed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, Sanders was in Congress and voted against it.

October 25 2015 11:55 AM Updated

A right-wing activist claims falsely that the state will enact such a law without letting the public weigh in, and that the law will harm families and children.

October 24 2015 11:02 AM

If it were Hillary Clinton serving as president instead of her husband in the '90s, the country might still have gotten the Defense of Marriage Act and "don't ask, don't tell."

October 23 2015 11:58 PM

The play is under review: Bob McNair wants to rescind his donation to the campaign to repeal Houston's antidiscrimination law.

October 23 2015 6:39 PM

The openly gay former NFL player is doing an end run around oppoents of Houston's law protecting all citizens from discrimination. 

October 23 2015 3:49 PM

Rachel Maddow devoted her MSNBC show to break down the former secretary's 11 hours of Benghazi testimony.

October 23 2015 3:09 PM

And then there were three. The former U.S. senator and governor of Rhode Island today announced he's ending his bid for the Democratic nomination. 

October 23 2015 9:21 AM

New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the first to take executive action to put in place such a sweeping ban.

October 22 2015 9:18 PM

The legislation could allow businesses, adoption agencies, and even health care facilities to deny services to LGBT people.

October 22 2015 7:27 PM