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.

In response to the coming-out of NFL hopeful Michael Sam, lobbyist Jack Burkman is proposing legislation to bar gay players from the football league.

February 25 2014 3:28 PM

Amid a growing chorus of opposition, Gov. Jan Brewer said she would 'do the right thing' for Arizona when she decides whether to sign an anti-LGBT bill by the end of the week.

February 25 2014 12:54 PM Updated

Takei calls for a boycott of the state if its 'license to discriminate' bill becomes law, and U.S. senator Jeff Flake also announces opposition to the measure.

February 23 2014 1:43 PM Updated

Mark Sickles says 'the current moment in Virginia,' where a ban on same-sex marriage was recently struck down, motivated his announcement.

February 22 2014 1:04 PM

Greg Stanton denounces the pending legislation that would give legal cover to those who discriminate against LGBT people in the name of religion.

February 22 2014 6:00 AM

Scott Lively and Peter LaBarbera today introduced the new group, aimed at countering 'the LGBT agenda and its destructive influence,' and attracted some hecklers.

February 21 2014 5:44 PM

It now awaits Gov. Jan Brewer's signature and has a good chance of becoming law.

February 20 2014 7:59 PM

Maine votes down a bill that would give religious cover to anti-LGBT discrimination, while Arizona appears on track to adopt one — and such measures have stalled in several other states.

February 20 2014 4:55 PM

Dave Agema says calls for his resignation from the Republican National Committee are the devil's work, and he reiterates that the U.S. should adopt a 'gay propaganda' law like Russia's.

February 19 2014 3:57 PM