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.

After California became the first state in the nation to ban so-called ex-gay therapy, advocates of the scientifically discredited practice have filed suit in federal court, alleging the law is unconstitutional.

October 02 2012 6:15 PM

A Victory Fund program teaches volunteers about politics in America’s “laboratory for democracy” while helping a slate of LGBT candidates, including Tammy Baldwin.

October 02 2012 2:28 PM

The super PAC created to unseat anti-equality legislators in the Colorado legislature today announced its third target for the November election.

October 02 2012 11:54 AM

The group endorsed 20 candidates for the Senate and House but has yet to announce whether it plans to endorse Mitt Romney for president.

October 02 2012 10:50 AM

California governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have provided protections for children with more than two parents, explaining he was sympathetic to the families where this applies but needed more time to consider the issue.

October 01 2012 3:41 PM

This week California could finally put Prop. 8 behind it and join the six other states with marriage equality. But it's far from a sure thing.

September 30 2012 7:19 PM

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to put an end to so-called ex-gay therapy against LGBT youth, making his the first state to protect young people from such practices. 

September 30 2012 1:45 PM

Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton uses homophobic term to describe President Obama's foreign policy.

September 30 2012 12:56 PM