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.

Legislation to protect students from online harassment will make New York’s antibullying laws among the most comprehensive in the nation, say backers.

June 19 2012 12:16 PM

The president acknowledged that advocates pushed “loudly and forcefully” to bring the watershed moments celebrated during a Pride reception at the White House.

June 15 2012 9:23 PM

There's a big step in Indiana, limited progress in Texas, and regression in North Carolina.

June 15 2012 5:20 PM

Gay journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas tweets that he is happy with the new policy, although it won't affect him personally. Some other LGBT activists are likewise pleased.

June 15 2012 3:37 PM

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a potential vice presidential candidate for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, told ThinkProgress Thursday that he doesn’t support the Employee Non-Discrimination Act.

He said the bill, “would make it more difficult for employers to feel comfortable, to be able to hire, and to keep this economy moving.”

June 14 2012 7:03 PM