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.

Here are the debates that may decide the future of nationwide marriage equality.

April 28 2015 1:40 PM

The LGBT children of Republican members of Congress are winning over their conservative, anti-same sex marriage parents, but some only privately support the cause. Can love really conquer all?

April 28 2015 12:44 PM

Jim Obergefell sued his home state of Ohio to be recognized as the widower of his late partner of 21 years, John Arthur, and today, his case is before the Supreme Court.

April 28 2015 12:09 PM

By hosting a reception for right-wing presidential candidate Ted Cruz, gay moguls Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner insulted not just LGBTs but immigrants, the working class, and anyone who cares about the planet.

April 28 2015 7:00 AM

As the Supreme Court hears arguments for nationwide marriage equality, an opinion poll shows that much of the American public is on the right side of history.

April 28 2015 5:00 AM

President Obama knows how to crack a joke and support the struggle for marriage equality at the same time.

April 27 2015 5:48 PM

The transgender former Olympian identifies as Republican, a statement met with angry tweets by some observers and a statement of welcome from the Log Cabin Republicans.

April 27 2015 4:11 PM