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 Brian Sims 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.

State senators passed a bill Thursday that creates two marriage license applications — one for same-sex couples and another for straight couples.

February 19 2016 2:51 PM

The Pennsylvania mayor is touting his actions in a new campaign ad.

February 19 2016 11:45 AM

President Obama's budget includes money for battling discrimination, but the Republicans want to eliminate departments that protect us.

February 19 2016 5:32 AM

She and Bernie Sanders appeared separately at the event, where he didn't get any questions on the topic. Both also talked economics and immigration reform.

February 19 2016 2:17 AM

The bill would allow businesses, individuals, and even state employees to discriminate based on beliefs that marriage is for opposite-sex couples only or that gender is fixed at birth.

February 18 2016 7:45 PM