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 White House nominated James Costos as U.S. ambassador to Spain, and Rufus Gifford as U.S. ambassador to Denmark.

June 14 2013 8:14 PM

A New Jersey Assembly committee unanimously approved legislation that would ban licensed professionals from engaging in so-called reparative therapy on minors.

June 14 2013 6:56 PM

Rep. Joe Heck apologized for the racist, homophobic, and sexist comments his son regularly makes on Twitter.

June 14 2013 4:49 PM

Harry Reid announced Thursday that he will cosponsor the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, as activists were arrested demonstrating for ENDA outside Republican House Speaker John Boehner's office.

June 14 2013 1:01 PM

A provision establishing rights for same-sex partners 'kills the bill,' the Florida senator says.

June 13 2013 2:47 PM

Jeff Flake's teenage son used antigay, racist, and anti-Semitic language on Twitter and other social media.

June 13 2013 12:06 PM

The former Arkansas governor never expected to see LGBT people represented on television and in textbooks.

June 12 2013 3:47 PM