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.

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

A candidate for mayor of Kings Mountain, N.C., cites Kim Davis and asks "What's wrong with eradicating homosexuals?"

September 18 2015 8:51 AM

The mainstage Republican debate tonight featured fewer fireworks than last month's event but touched on familiar themes.

September 17 2015 12:32 AM

Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum trot out their antigay cred in the 'kids' table' debate.

September 16 2015 8:34 PM

Who gets to speak at debates is decided by network whim, says a gay former presidential candidate who was disinvited to a Fox News debate.

September 16 2015 4:30 AM

The Democratic presidential candidate, who leads in polls, spoke at the antigay university.

September 14 2015 5:24 PM