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.

Parliament member Vitaly Milonov made numerous inflammatory statements to a French journalist who encountered him at St. Petersburg's Queer Fest.

September 24 2013 5:56 PM

The Florida senator says he's concerned about a couple of Judge William Thomas's rulings, but some accuse Rubio of playing politics.

September 24 2013 3:40 PM

The unanimous Senate confirmation makes Todd Hughes the highest-ranking openly gay federal judge.

September 24 2013 1:38 PM

McCain writes an op-ed calling out the nation's generally repressive climate, including its antigay laws, and he gets some praise and some ribbing.

September 20 2013 8:54 PM

Equating same-sex relationships with 'traditional' families is like equating belief in God with belief in Satan, the Russian president said Thursday.

September 20 2013 6:35 PM

The video, among other things, says gay people adopt children in order to molest them.

September 20 2013 3:11 PM