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 former congressman is the new assistant secretary of Labor.

November 20 2015 1:31 PM

Republicans like Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee want to wage war against "radical Islam," but they often cozy up to radical Christians.

November 19 2015 6:11 PM

After a Russian newspaper published a fake letter meant to discredit LGBT activists, the U.S. Embassy exposed the forgery in the most amazing way.

November 19 2015 5:38 PM

A measure introduced in the state Senate Tuesday may enable more discrimination than it prevents, activists say.

November 18 2015 8:22 PM

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the nation's first openly LGBT governor, is responding to growing anti-refugee sentiment with a welcoming warmth. 

November 18 2015 4:34 PM

The activists who defeated the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance are trotting out the same debunked, transphobic scare tactics to urge the election of conservative candidates.

November 18 2015 2:21 PM

A canvass confirms Biskupski's win, making her the first openly LGBT person to be elected mayor of Salt Lake City.

November 17 2015 9:22 PM

The Louisiana governor competed heavily for social conservatives with a message about 'religious freedom.'

November 17 2015 6:49 PM

There's no constitutional basis for making either a protected minority, the ultraconservative Supreme Court justice contends.

November 17 2015 5:08 PM

The Indiana legislature is meeting for Organization Day with supporters and opponents of LGBT rights holding dueling rallies at the Statehouse.

November 17 2015 3:23 PM