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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 Brian Sims 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.

Julian Bond was at the forefront of the civil rights battles of the mid-20th century. He says the 'religious discrimination' bills now cropping up all over the nation are a return to the institutional intolerance of those days.

March 31 2015 2:00 AM

If Mike Pence wasn't getting the message before, the Indianapolis Star tried to get his attention.

March 31 2015 1:56 AM

In a Wall Street Journal piece, Gov. Mike Pence says his state's new 'religious freedom' law is not a license to discriminate against LGBT people.

March 30 2015 10:29 PM

The famously LGBT-friendly automaker says it does not agree with Indiana's so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

March 30 2015 8:45 PM

The revived bill just needs a House vote and the governor's promised signature to become law.

March 30 2015 5:47 PM

Originally, "Religious Freedom Restoration" acts were championed by liberal-leaning politicians and organizations.

March 30 2015 1:50 PM

Gov. Mike Pence has said he was 'proud' to sign the 'religious freedom' bill and promised that 'we're not going to change the law,' but members of his own party are in full damage-control mode.

March 30 2015 1:02 PM