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.

The Republican Party cut out a reference to the LGBT identity of the Orlando victims in a revised press release.

June 17 2016 10:27 AM

Sanders made Clinton fight for Democratic votes. Is he doing the same for the Democratic Party?

June 16 2016 9:10 PM

President Obama called the attack "an act of hate" and challenged those who oppose gun restrictions to meet with families of victims.

June 16 2016 5:29 PM Updated

The CNN anchor hit back at the attorney general's claims that a Tuesday interview was “edited.”

June 16 2016 9:42 AM

The filibuster looks like it's ended with an agreement that the Senate will vote on two ideas.

June 16 2016 9:41 AM

Kentucky's Jim Gray challenged incumbent Rand Paul to stop letting suspected terrorists buy guns in the U.S.

June 16 2016 6:15 AM

The out U.S. senator from Wisconsin joined fellow Democrats in filibustering on the issue today.

June 15 2016 10:11 PM