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.

Legislation that would ban use of the discredited practice on minors was introduced Monday in both states.

January 14 2014 9:02 PM

Brian Fischer contends that gay people marrying opposite-sex spouses counts as equal rights, and that Judeo-Christian opposition to equality will remain steadfast — forever.

January 14 2014 6:04 PM

With the Sochi Winter Olympics only weeks away, nearly 30 Nobel laureates have joined with Sir Ian McKellen in an open protest of Russia’s homophobic 'gay propaganda' law.

January 14 2014 2:11 PM

The congressman and his partner, Randy Florke, have been together for 21 years.

January 14 2014 12:21 PM

The state's House Judiciary Committee heard arguments against and in favor of amending the state constitution to prohibit any recognition of same-sex relationships, but did not take a vote on the issue.

January 13 2014 5:11 PM

On his last official day as attorney general of Virginia, failed gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli cemented his antigay legacy by trying to keep the state extending any benefits to legally married same-sex couples.

January 13 2014 4:33 PM

Republican National Committee member Dave Agema has added to his record of outrageously homophobic remarks.

January 13 2014 2:20 PM

Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe signed four executive orders immediately after his inauguration today, including one that outlaws discrimination against LGBT state employees.

January 12 2014 7:00 AM