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.

Democratic state senator and gubernatorial challenger Jack Hatch has warned Iowans that incumbent Republican Gov. Terry Branstad will jeopardize marriage equality.

September 23 2014 12:02 PM

Organizers ask: If #BlackLivesMatter, why aren't Black trans women's murders causing national outcry?

September 20 2014 7:00 AM

But the Census Bureau will only consider legally married same-sex couples in its new definition of 'family.'

6:10 PM

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis just introduced a petition that could finally bring the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to a vote in the House.

September 17 2014 6:13 PM

Gov. Terry Branstad says he's just too busy to deal with questions on a gay former employee's discrimination suit.

September 16 2014 6:36 PM