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.

"What Is a 'Sexual Orientation,'" Rep. Paul Stern asked in a document distributed to his colleagues.

June 25 2014 12:56 PM

Maybe it's hard to see Ralph Reed and Rachel Maddow on the same team, but sources say it's true.

June 24 2014 4:14 PM

It's been said that whoever makes the Nazi comparison first loses the argument. The antigay folks seem to be losing.

June 24 2014 3:15 PM

Bill Maher used a tactic from Karl Rove's own playbook during an episode of The View.

June 24 2014 1:14 PM

The New York State Senate ended its session Friday without considering an inclusive nondiscrimination act or a ban on debunked efforts to turn gay people straight.

June 23 2014 5:30 PM

Republican congressional hopeful Pedro Celis says allowing same-sex couples to marry should be left up to religious doctrine.

June 23 2014 3:14 PM

Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson has become the latest member of the GOP to see the writing on the wall in the party's refusal to accept marriage equality.

June 23 2014 2:01 PM

Newsweek dubbed him "the first gay president," but his advocacy for trans people is just as progressive — but often uncelebrated.

June 21 2014 1:55 PM