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.

Justice Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington State Supreme Court Thursday, making her the first openly LGBT, Latina, and Asian-American person to sit on the high court.

May 01 2014 7:10 PM

The vice president says he sees no disadvantage to a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.

May 01 2014 3:19 PM

Ballot initiatives to establish marriage equality in three states and reject a ban in another drove voters to the polls in 2012.

May 01 2014 2:19 PM

A Michigan lawmaker announced that he will leave the Republican Party because of its discriminatory stance on marriage equality as well as what he called 'taxpayer abuse.'

April 30 2014 1:38 PM

A view into the Prop 8 story we all felt we knew.

April 29 2014 7:00 AM

'What must God think of our country?' asks Glenn Grothman, an ultraconservative Wisconsin state legislator now seeking a congressional seat.

April 28 2014 4:08 PM

'Whitney' co-star Maulik Pancholy was named to an advisory commission to the White House.

12:37 PM

The LGBT rights organization is opening offices in Arkansas, Alabama, and Mississippi.

April 26 2014 7:33 PM