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 state Democratic platform responds strongly to Texas Republicans' endorsement of 'ex-gay' therapy.

July 01 2014 4:03 PM

Rachel Maddow injects a dose of common sense on the Supreme Court's ruling on contraception.

July 01 2014 2:33 PM

Hobby Lobby just got a religious exemption from science. Yes, science.

July 01 2014 2:04 PM

After last night's White House Pride celebration, the executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights reflects on progress made in five years under the Obama administration.

July 01 2014 11:40 AM

A couple of them expressed that hope via Twitter today.

8:03 PM

At the White House Pride Month Celebration, Obama announced that he will extend workplace protections to transgender federal employees.

7:28 PM

Activists had been warning for months that the Hobby Lobby ruling could have damaging consequences for LGBT Americans.

11:51 AM Updated

We've celebrated marriage equality victories, transgender visibility, and more. Now we close LGBT Pride Month with a look at some significant losses for our opponents.

6:22 AM

If the law allows same-sex marriage, siblings will try to marry each other, claims a Wisconsin congressional hopeful.

June 28 2014 6:00 AM

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas says his life truly began three years ago, when he announced his immigration status. But it's more than just the American citizenry he's fighting to be a part of.

June 27 2014 11:00 AM