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.

Senate President Steve Sweeney said he hopes Governor Chris Christie, who vetoed marriage equality legislation, will support the ban on therapy that seeks to “change” the sexual orientation of minors.

December 17 2012 10:43 AM Updated

As the Supreme Court considers whether the Defense of Marriage Act is constitutional, activists are highlighting some of its harmful effects on same-sex couples.

December 17 2012 5:00 AM

The 2012 Michigan legislative session ended without full votes on several controversial bills that would have allowed adoption agencies and healthcare professionals to deny services to LGBT couples and individuals on the basis that such service violated the professional's moral or religious convictions.

December 14 2012 5:06 PM

Senator Stephen Saland conceded defeat in his reelection bid, leaving only one of the four Republicans who backed marriage equality in office.

December 13 2012 4:09 PM

The first openly gay U.S. Senator has been appointed to committees dealing with ENDA, anti-bullying measures, and equal benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees.

December 13 2012 11:20 AM