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.

Rep. Raul Labrador's proposed bill to protect 'religious freedom' and allow federal employees to deny recognition to married same-sex couples is nothing more than an effort to revive the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, say LGBT advocates.

September 19 2013 5:45 PM

The City Council in Porterville, Calif., has removed its mayor and vice mayor from office just two months after a controversial LGBT Pride Month proclamation was rescinded by the same vote margin.

September 19 2013 3:47 PM

The Democratic senator from Wisconsin and the Maine Republican are among the bipartisan sponsors in both chambers of Congress who’ve signed on to support the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2013.

September 19 2013 3:12 PM

For the first time in 15 years, Americans view Russia as unfriendly to the U.S., due in large part to the country's violent crackdown on LGBT people, a new Gallup poll reveals.

September 19 2013 2:07 PM

With the fall of section 3 of DOMA comes new rules on rights and benefits for married gay and lesbian couples.

September 18 2013 7:05 PM

Carl Sciortino Sr. bemoans his son's politics.

September 18 2013 1:13 PM

The Senate confirmed Elaine Kaplan, the acting director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, as a judge by a vote of 64-35.

September 17 2013 6:48 PM

Representatives Gerald Mullery and Brian Sims, who is gay, plan to sponsor a bill that would ban 'conversion therapy' for minors in Pennsylvania.

September 17 2013 4:59 PM

Masha Gesen, a gay journalist in Russia, continued to speak out about what she calls the Kremlin's 'gay hate campaign' in a CNN roundtable discussion last week.

September 16 2013 1:26 PM