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.

Gov. Rick Snyder said he is open to discussions about adding sexual orientation to Michigan's statewide nondiscrimination law.

December 17 2013 1:38 PM

Though most Americans support transgender protections in the workplace, House Speaker John Boehner has not shown any initiative to get a full vote for the bill.

December 14 2013 12:24 AM

Both activists and lawmakers vow immediate action in response to the recent decision by India's Supreme Court to recriminalize same-sex relationships.

December 13 2013 4:05 PM

The 30-minute film profiles four men who claim they overcame 'unwanted same-sex desires' through the scientifically discredited practice of so-called reparative therapy.

December 12 2013 3:31 PM

Republican governor Rick Snyder, through an aide, calls party activist Dave Agema's remarks 'wrong, extreme, and discriminatory.'

December 11 2013 7:01 PM

James 'Wally' Brewster, a Chicago business executive and political activist, aims to strengthen U.S. ties with the Dominican.

December 10 2013 7:08 PM