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 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

Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a top contender to fill Hillary Clinton's seat as Secretary of State, released a statement regarding International Human Rights Day on Monday that attacks antigay discrimination.

December 10 2012 6:31 PM

The New York Post sparked outrage with a cartoon following revelations about the wife of Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio.

December 10 2012 2:45 PM

The former governor of Florida makes it official.

December 08 2012 10:38 AM

A group of wealthy gays and lesbians, including Suze Orman and Tim Gill, sent a letter Thursday to Speaker John Boehner warning against falling from the so-called "fiscal cliff."

December 07 2012 2:19 PM

The junior senator from South Carolina, who said gay people should not be allowed to teach, will take over as president of the Heritage Foundation.

December 06 2012 11:06 AM