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.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to put an end to so-called ex-gay therapy against LGBT youth, making his the first state to protect young people from such practices. 

1:45 PM

Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton uses homophobic term to describe President Obama's foreign policy.

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With the out Wisconsin candidate for Senate leading in the polls, the state's former governor calls her "far out of the mainstream."

September 29 2012 2:13 PM

Conservative Republican Rick Santorum has endorsed Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin, whose campaign seemingly came to a screeching halt when he made controversial remarks about rape-related pregnancies.

September 28 2012 3:45 PM

In immigration proceedings, the federal government will consider same-sex couples families, making it less likely binational couples will be separated by deportation.

September 28 2012 3:39 PM

Johanna Sigurdardottir, the first openly gay or lesbian head of a national government, announced she will quit politics next year.

September 28 2012 2:35 PM

The super PAC created to unseat legislators who killed civil unions legislation earlier this year is going after what it calls one of Colorado's "most extreme" Republicans.

September 27 2012 6:56 PM