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.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest denied that the Obama administration has a quota system for admitting Syrian refugees. 

December 09 2015 8:43 PM

Candidate Bill King also say discrimination against any group isn't a big deal in Houston.

December 09 2015 3:57 PM

The MSNBC talk show host discusses the parallels of Donald Trump and other extreme right wingers throughout history.

December 09 2015 1:58 PM

Radio host Sandy Rios, mouthpiece for the American Family Association, supports Donald Trump's plan to ban Muslim immigration to the U.S.

December 09 2015 8:59 AM

The parents and grandparents of out congressman Mark Takano were interned during World War II. He urges all Americans — including LGBT people, who know a thing about discrimination — to not go down the dark path of intolerance.


December 09 2015 4:30 AM

Takei, one of many Japanese-Americans interned during World War II, takes on Trump and bigotry in an interview with Thomas Roberts.

December 08 2015 9:56 PM

An ordinance banning use of the practice on young people was approved by a City Council committee Monday; the full council will take it up Wednesday.

December 08 2015 8:51 PM