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 family of 33-year-old Marco McMillian want the county sheriff's department to investigate his death as a hate crime, but sheriffs say they will not.

March 05 2013 3:12 PM

Judge Pamela Chen was approved by a voice vote for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

March 05 2013 6:06 AM

Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn said she rejected the VAWA because of its LGBT inclusion.

March 05 2013 3:01 AM

The former president and human rights campaigner said gay people 'must adjust to smaller things.'

March 03 2013 1:03 PM

Right-wing leader Bryan Fischer thinks NFL teams would be right in keeping gays away, and President Obama should be impeached for supporting marriage equality.

March 02 2013 6:46 PM