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 Department announced this week it will use the term "sexual rights" to refer to reproductive health, gender, and LGBT rights in its communications with the United Nations. 

September 23 2015 4:10 PM Updated

The retired surgeon turned presidential candidate says one of his reasons for opposing a president who worships Islam is because he says followers of that faith believe gays should be put to death.

September 23 2015 8:07 AM

The Republican candidate continues his criticism of the Obama administration's decision to invite LGBT people to a reception for the pope.

September 22 2015 3:38 PM

One of Bill Clinton's friends shockingly alleges that the former president privately acknowledged his wife was uncomfortable with the idea of gay rights.

September 22 2015 9:46 AM

Ted Cruz received a warm welcome to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert until he started talking about his position on marriage equality.

September 22 2015 8:30 AM

Walker's campaign started out looking moderate, moved to the right, then folded.

September 21 2015 5:24 PM

'For a party that's so antigay, they sure pull a lot of stuff at of their ass,' Maher said.

September 20 2015 6:22 PM

'Homosexuality is not a job qualification,' Huckabee said in a statement. Now, two of the largest equality advocacy groups are denouncing him, and demanding an apology.

September 20 2015 2:54 PM Updated

A bill to abolish marriage licenses in the Heart of Dixie failed to pass the House of Representatives this week.

September 18 2015 6:35 PM

Eric Fanning, if confirmed, will be the first openly gay secretary of any branch of the military.

September 18 2015 4:31 PM Updated