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.

LGBT Americans were mentioned more than once during the State of the Union address, but activists might still be disappointed.

February 12 2013 10:54 PM

The new version of the Violence Against Women Act prohibits denial of services due to a victim's sexual orientation.

February 12 2013 3:59 PM

Sen. Tom Harkin promises to get a federal antidiscrimination bill through committee this year, while President Obama may sign an executive order banning discrimination by government contractors.

February 12 2013 2:34 PM

Out state representative Carl Sciortino promises to continue bringing progressive thought and values to Washington

February 11 2013 4:02 PM

Two couples will be guests at the State of the Union, including one couple fighting to stay together in the U.S.

February 11 2013 3:17 PM

A senior Russian politician has threatened to shut down LGBT websites, claiming they "promote homosexuality."

February 10 2013 2:55 PM