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.

California Democrat Alan Lowenthal displayed the gay pride flag outside his office Tuesday, in what is reported to be a first for Congress members.

March 26 2013 6:53 PM

Tickets to the Supreme Court are technically free but some are paying thousands to hire proxies to stand in line for a chance to watch the hearings.

March 26 2013 3:27 PM

Mayors presiding across the state of California urged the Supreme Court to overturn California's voter-approved constitutional marriage ban.

March 26 2013 2:21 PM

Some are balking as the Republican party looks to create a slightly more accepting message for 2016.

March 26 2013 12:12 PM

Maddow says the conservative arguments against marriage equality are becoming increasingly incoherent, low rent, and pathetic.

March 26 2013 11:34 AM

These images reveal the tension, the hope, and the conflict as the Supreme Court considers marriage equality in a pivotal moment for LGBT Americans.

March 26 2013 11:15 AM

See the four people who could change history this week. The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld will be in the courtroom on Tuesday and Wednesday to share what happens.

3:02 PM

The organization announced it is formally dropping the 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation' from its name and will be known henceforth simply as GLAAD, the LGBT Media Advocacy Organization.

March 24 2013 3:37 PM