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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.

Scott Lively and Peter LaBarbera today introduced the new group, aimed at countering 'the LGBT agenda and its destructive influence,' and attracted some hecklers.

February 21 2014 5:44 PM

It now awaits Gov. Jan Brewer's signature and has a good chance of becoming law.

February 20 2014 7:59 PM

Maine votes down a bill that would give religious cover to anti-LGBT discrimination, while Arizona appears on track to adopt one — and such measures have stalled in several other states.

February 20 2014 4:55 PM

Dave Agema says calls for his resignation from the Republican National Committee are the devil's work, and he reiterates that the U.S. should adopt a 'gay propaganda' law like Russia's.

February 19 2014 3:57 PM

Chattanooga, Tenn., City Council member Chris Anderson claims those behind an effort to recall him have an antigay agenda.

February 19 2014 2:17 PM

After a verbal altercation with North Carolina's Republican governor that cost him his job, Drew Swope received some needed support from the Charlotte's Democratic mayor.

February 19 2014 1:25 PM

The state's Republican governor filed a brief Friday asking a federal court to uphold a Michigan law that prohibits state and municipal governments from offering domestic-partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees.

February 18 2014 1:49 PM