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.

Rep. Nadler reintroduced the Uniting American Families Act.

February 05 2013 5:45 PM

The Senate will most likely vote on an LGBT-inclusive Violence Against Women Act this week.

February 05 2013 3:55 PM

Gay scouts, leaders, and their straight allies delivered a petition to the BSA's board urging the group to change its antigay policy.

February 05 2013 12:07 PM

Los Angeles's demographics will make it very hard for Kevin James.

February 04 2013 2:47 PM

The Nevada senator takes Republicans to task over their resistance to immigration reform.

February 03 2013 5:00 PM

Kerry was one of only 14 U.S. senators who voted against DOMA in 1996. Now, as he leaves the Senate to become secretary of State, the body has its first openly gay member.

February 01 2013 10:06 PM

Opponents of the city's LGBT rights ordinance failed to gather enough petition signatures to put a repeal measure before voters in May.

February 01 2013 9:38 PM

The measure went down to defeat in the state Senate Thursday, and legislators had nixed domestic partnership and marriage equality bills earlier in the week.

February 01 2013 7:15 PM