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 American Family Association, a Christian right group, says the faithful shouldn't buy the stamp bearing the likeness of 'predator' Harvey Milk and should refuse to accept mail bearing it.

May 30 2014 7:53 AM

Phil Robertson, the reality TV star whose racist and homophobic comments ignited a firestorm of controversy in December, has been chosen to address the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference.

3:13 PM

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'

3:03 PM

Gay politician Evan Low knows how far we've come since the days of Harvey Milk's trailblazing activism, but he wonders what Milk would think of our progress.

6:30 AM

After nine hours of testimony, the Houston City Council adopted the measure by a vote of 11-6.

1:55 AM

On the day a postage stamp honoring his late uncle was issued, Stuart Milk went on MSNBC to talk about LGBT advances as well as the persistence of homophobia at home and abroad.

May 23 2014 4:01 PM

Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin has drafted a letter, supported by 20 House members, urging the United States to exclude Brunei from free trade talks until its human rights violations are addressed.

May 23 2014 3:40 PM

Congressional hopeful Jody Hice, who just advanced to a runoff, made these points in a 2012 book, not realizing some of the material he quoted was meant ironically.

May 22 2014 4:13 PM

Politicians, activists, and LGBT notables will attend a special event at the White House Thursday to officially dedicate the Harvey Milk Stamp at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

May 22 2014 2:55 PM