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.

The state's House and Senate passed a "license to discriminate" bill after making it even harsher; now it's with Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 16 2016 8:51 PM

Both Democratic presidential hopefuls applauded the president’s nominee for the Supreme Court, while Ted Cruz and John Kasich had wholly divergent responses to the news. 

March 16 2016 7:07 PM

The measure would allow student groups to receive public funds while engaging in discrimination, so long as it's rooted in "sincerely held religious beliefs."

March 16 2016 7:06 PM

Kevin Swanson has taken on Harry Potter and Frozen, but now he's coming for your cookies.

March 16 2016 4:01 PM

LGBT people and organizations from all over the country are urging the Senate to look past the partisan divide and give judge Merrick Garland a 'fair hearing.'

March 16 2016 3:43 PM

Republicans say the American people should have "a voice" in nominating the next Supreme Court justice, disregarding the fact that the American people elected Barack Obama to office for a full eight years. 

March 16 2016 3:04 PM

The Full Frontal host tries to understand how anyone — but especially minorities — could back the current Republican front-runner.

March 16 2016 2:53 PM