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.

LGBT people and organizations from all over the country are urging the Senate to look past the partisan divide and give judge Merrick Garland a 'fair hearing.'

March 16 2016 3:43 PM

Republicans say the American people should have "a voice" in nominating the next Supreme Court justice, disregarding the fact that the American people elected Barack Obama to office for a full eight years. 

March 16 2016 3:04 PM

The Full Frontal host tries to understand how anyone — but especially minorities — could back the current Republican front-runner.

March 16 2016 2:53 PM

President Obama announced federal appeals court chief justice Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

March 16 2016 10:23 AM Updated

Trump gets a key winner-take-all state and victories in three others. Marco Rubio ends his campaign, and John Kasich gets his first win.

March 15 2016 8:19 PM Updated

Clinton has won all five states that held Democratic primaries Tuesday.

March 15 2016 8:01 PM Updated