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 political career of Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey looks to be over as police recommend three prostitution-related charges against him, including soliciting sex with a minor.

March 15 2017 8:10 PM

A federal judge in Hawaii today blocked enforcement of the ban nationwide.

March 15 2017 7:47 PM Updated

The iconic actor and activist talks about the parallels between Japanese-American internment and the struggle for LGBT rights in an exclusive preview of the exhibition "New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei." 

March 15 2017 7:12 AM

Rachel Maddow got her hands on the president's 2005 federal tax return, showing he paid $38 million in income taxes — partly due to an "alternative minimum tax," which he hopes to abolish.

March 14 2017 10:51 PM

The anti-LGBT former governor of North Carolina says HB 2 is making it difficult for him to find a job.

March 14 2017 7:59 PM

Coopers Brewery responded to the uproar by stating it did not sponsor the video published by religious organization the Bible Society, according to The West Australian.

March 14 2017 3:40 PM

A court rules that discrimination against lesbian security guard Jameka Evans doesn't violate existing law.

March 14 2017 3:03 PM