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.

The legislation, signed by Mayor Nutter Thursday, mandates that all new city-owned buildings be equipped with gender-neutral restrooms and offers tax credits to businesses that offer LGBT-inclusive benefits.

October 28 2013 12:31 PM Updated

The wife of Senator John McCain has given her full support in passing legislation which would protect LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

2:26 PM

Some of what TV and radio pundits say about LGBT people is so frightening it's ready-made for Halloween. Here are a few of the scariest things we've heard antigay talking heads say recently.

October 25 2013 2:30 PM

Gov. Rick Snyder dodged questions regarding his stance on LGBT workplace discrimination, before admitting it did not rank high on his list of priorities.

October 25 2013 2:09 PM

The Democratic Party of Virginia has released a series of sexually suggestive campaign posters targeting Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's fight to outlaw oral and anal sex.

October 23 2013 1:34 PM

'I cannot tolerate a political party that demeans Texans based on their sexual orientation, the color of their skin, or their economic status,' says Carlo Key.

October 22 2013 7:43 PM