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 republican senator from Texas says supporters of LGBT equality will soon attempt to charge Christian pastors with hate speech for preaching from the Bible.

July 24 2013 5:07 PM

On Tuesday, Michelle Nunn announced she will run for U.S. Senate in the 2014, and outlined her stance on marriage equality.

July 24 2013 11:54 AM

In Russia, it gets worse for LGBT people — even those just visiting the country.

July 22 2013 3:39 PM

The infamously cantankerous senior-most justice on the Supreme Court offered his unfiltered opinion to a collection of lawyers in Aspen, Colo. this weekend.

July 22 2013 12:39 PM

The republican attorney general and Virginia gubernatorial hopeful continues to dig in his heels on his antigay arguments.

July 21 2013 12:27 PM

About 30 people rallied outside the Russian embassy in Mexico City to protest the eastern european nation's recently enacted ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

July 20 2013 2:51 PM

Benjamin Medrano will become the first openly gay mayor in Mexico when he takes office in September.

July 19 2013 1:49 PM

After spending more than $3 million dollars of taxpayer money defending the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group announced today it will stop defending the law in several ongoing court challenges.

July 18 2013 4:11 PM

Lawrence O'Donnell has a surprisingly legitimate interest in the answer.

July 18 2013 2:06 PM

Cuccinelli's site takes the angle that the antisodomy law must stay in tact to protect children.

July 17 2013 3:10 PM