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 Brian Sims 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.

It if passes the bill, the small Mediterranean archipelago would be the first nation in Europe to take such action.

December 19 2015 9:06 AM

But in some other states, even right-wing lawmakers are taking the installation of the pride-colored poles in stride.

December 18 2015 5:44 PM

The Democratic presidential front-runner outlines what she plans to do for LGBT Americans if elected.

December 17 2015 8:37 PM

Rep. Mark Pody is trying to rally support for his bill to nullify marriage equality in Tennessee.

December 16 2015 11:48 PM

Both sides of the debate are digging in their heels, with supporters of the nondiscrimination ordinance demanding 'all or nothing,' while those opposed are equally entrenched. 

December 16 2015 5:34 PM

Staunch Catholic Sen. Dick Durbin is standing up for his friend, the out U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

December 16 2015 12:47 PM