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.

The Republican candidate told the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, which recently endorsed marriage equality, that he would “defend traditional marriage” if elected president.

July 11 2012 2:01 PM

The most powerful woman in Congress can still shake it out.

July 11 2012 11:56 AM

LPAC, a new super PAC created by influential lesbians, plans to raise at least $1 million this cycle to help elect pro-equality candidates and amplify women’s voices in the political conversation.

July 11 2012 8:07 AM

Don R. Bramer, who served in the George H.W. Bush administration, has been named interim deputy executive director of the group representing gay Republicans.

July 10 2012 2:04 PM

Arizona governor Jan Brewer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that provides  domestic-partner benefits to same-sex spouses of state employees.

Arizona claims that the Ninth Circuit misconstrued the equal protection clause. Blog JoeMyGod quotes Chris Geldner's report:

July 08 2012 12:59 PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry has commended 650 members of the Texas A&M community who organized a human shield to block Westboro Baptist Church antigay protesters at the funeral of Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale.

July 08 2012 12:15 PM

Democratic Representative Barney Frank tied the knot with his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday.

July 07 2012 11:14 PM