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.

A parliamentary committee approved the legislation Friday, and it is likely to come to a vote by the full body by mid-December.

November 25 2012 7:31 PM

Native American Heritage Month is a great time to remember we are everywhere.

November 23 2012 4:00 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown made several historic appointments to the state's courts.

November 21 2012 3:42 PM

Dan Savage takes "Porno" Pete LaBarbera down a notch.

November 20 2012 7:33 PM

Florida representatives Joe Saunders and David Richardson Tuesday became the first openly gay members to be sworn into the Sunshine State's legislature.

Saunders and Richardson took their oath with more than 50 state legislators in Tallahassee. Saunders was accompanied in the legislative chambers by his partner, Donald Rupe.

November 20 2012 6:38 PM

Allen West, the Florida congressman who proudly held antigay positions, has conceded defeat to his LGBT-supportive challenger, Patrick Murphy.

November 20 2012 11:00 AM Updated

We've swayed the movable middle. Now it's time to change the way the right wing thinks about us.

November 19 2012 4:00 AM