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 new report finds that LGBT Americans face a patchwork of conflicting federal and state laws which stand in the way of their being fully equal citizens.

September 12 2012 4:25 PM

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan is still scheduled to speak.

September 12 2012 3:26 PM

If elected in November, Andy Staton and Marie Mayor would be the state's first out legislators.

September 12 2012 2:10 PM

While his state's high court considered the case that led to marriage equality in Massachusetts, Gov. Mitt Romney told the plaintiff he didn't care what reason she gave her daughter as to why her moms couldn't marry.

September 12 2012 1:41 PM

Rep. Barney Frank's statement after publicly calling the Log Cabin Republicans a group of "Uncle Toms."

September 11 2012 6:06 PM

Antigay Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is losing support among independents, according to new polls reported on by Jezebel.

September 11 2012 4:14 PM

A letter asks Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and others to decline an invitation to speak at the event hosted by the antigay Family Research Council.

September 11 2012 1:34 PM

A NSFW mailer targeting Mark Grisanti represents just some of the homophobic output from opponents of the New York State senators who supported marriage equality.

September 11 2012 2:08 AM

Somewhat surprisingly, the home of Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty has voted Democratic in the past nine presidential elections. Maybe that's why, even with an antigay initiative on this year's ballot, GOP candidate Mitt Romney has all but given up on winning Minnesota.

September 10 2012 7:00 PM