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.

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

'Chris is ready to fight for the city New Yorkers deserve,' HRC president Chad Griffin says of the out lesbian City Council speaker.

February 01 2013 12:28 PM

Out magazine's Jerry Portwood looks at the legacy of the former New York City mayor who always insisted his sexuality was "nobody's business."

February 01 2013 11:08 AM

The former New York mayor, who dodged rumors about his sexuality, died of congestive heart failure Friday.

February 01 2013 8:50 AM

President Obama unveiled his plan to overhaul the country's immigration procedures, including the establishment of rights for same-sex binational couples.

January 30 2013 4:53 PM

Tennessee state senator Stacey Campfield tries again to get his "Don't Say Gay" bill passed into law.

January 30 2013 4:30 PM