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.

Chattanooga, Tenn., City Council member Chris Anderson claims those behind an effort to recall him have an antigay agenda.

February 19 2014 2:17 PM

After a verbal altercation with North Carolina's Republican governor that cost him his job, Drew Swope received some needed support from the Charlotte's Democratic mayor.

February 19 2014 1:25 PM

The state's Republican governor filed a brief Friday asking a federal court to uphold a Michigan law that prohibits state and municipal governments from offering domestic-partner benefits to gay and lesbian employees.

February 18 2014 1:49 PM

The measure, which would allow refusal of wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, has problematic wording, says the Senate president.

February 14 2014 3:26 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder today formalized the new policy, which will see the U.S. Department of Justice grant broad recognition to legally married same-sex couples.

February 10 2014 5:13 PM

A dozen LGBT advocates were arrested in Salt Lake City after they blocked entryways to Utah governor George Herbert's office, and legislative committee rooms, demanding action on a pending nondiscrimination bill.

February 10 2014 4:24 PM

Eric Holder, speaking in New York, lays out the changes to come.

February 09 2014 1:04 PM