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 state legislature passed a bill banning so-called reparative therapy on Thursday, sending the legislation to Gov. Chris Christie's desk for a signature.

June 28 2013 1:32 PM

The Advocate interviewed the gay California congressman just minutes after the Supreme Court issued its decisions on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act and found him in a good mood.

June 28 2013 6:00 AM

Advocates are hopeful the president will address rights for LGBT people when he visits three African nations later this week.

June 25 2013 7:40 PM

In new photos released today, the No H8 campaign added 67 additional supporters from the U.S. Congress — including the campaign's first U.S. senators and a Republican member of Congress.

June 24 2013 1:19 PM

Human Rights Watch is concerned about Russia hosting the games; meanwhile, an LGBT rights group is convicted and fined as a 'foreign agent.'

June 22 2013 1:23 PM

John Berry is the choice for ambassador to Australia, and Wally Brewster for the Dominican Republic.

June 21 2013 5:05 PM

The New York City mayoral hopeful responds to those who criticized his reaction to a woman who used the term for rival candidate Christine Quinn.

June 21 2013 1:30 PM

Jim Comey joined other well-known Republicans in a legal brief supporting marriage equality.

June 21 2013 12:48 PM