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.

While addressing his party on Friday, President Obama condemned the discriminatory nature of religious freedom bills.

March 01 2014 1:15 PM

Despite his friendship with one of the gay plaintiffs, Greg Abbott, the attorney general of Texas, promised to appeal Judge Orlando Garcia's recent overturn of the state's same-sex marriage ban.

February 28 2014 1:48 PM

Statewide LGBT right organization Equality California is sponsoring seven bills this legislative session.

9:14 PM

Meanwhile, a legislative subcommittee removes some saw as the bill's most problematic language.

3:50 PM

The Arizona governor said she'd met with numerous people and still couldn't find an example of what the bill was supposedly crafted to defend against.

February 26 2014 8:00 PM

Arizona's governor vetoed SB 1062, but a rash of states have recently proposed so-called religious freedom bills, which could be used to discriminate against LGBT people.

February 26 2014 4:17 PM Updated

The overall number of hate groups is down, and the number of specifically antigay ones is up slightly, but their power seems to be diminishing, says the Southern Poverty Law Center.

February 25 2014 8:45 PM

In the latest in a series of terse tweets from prominent Republicans, Jan Brewer is being lobbied by her party's former presidential nominee.

February 25 2014 6:40 PM

An Indiana House committee withdraws such a bill after public outcry, and Georgia may nix one as well.

February 25 2014 6:09 PM