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.

A new ad for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono, doubles as an endorsement for marriage equality.

October 04 2013 2:11 PM

LGBT advocates say the ruling in a local court could have implications for the nationwide law banning 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.'

October 03 2013 6:34 PM

The Supreme Court's longest-serving justice told a crowd at Tufts University Thursday that he's 'waiting for the other shoe to drop' to reveal how he really feels about marriage equality.

October 03 2013 2:30 PM

The former high school cheerleader pleaded no contest to five counts in relation to a consensual relationship with her then-14-year-old girlfriend, and will be released from jail in December.

October 03 2013 1:30 PM

During his Conservative Party Conference speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron praises LGBT acceptance as one of Britain's best achievements.

October 02 2013 6:30 PM

At a recent event at the Sydney Opera House, a young boy questioned former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard on her opposition to marriage equality.

October 01 2013 12:41 PM

The out MSNBC anchor took over coverage at the moment government shut down and delivered a stark analysis.

October 01 2013 1:39 AM

A new poll from Republican polling agency TargetPoint reveals that a supermajority of Americans support workplace protections for LGBT employees.

September 30 2013 5:52 PM