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.

When Rick Perry's campaign heard about a story being developed by The Huffington Post on rumors that the Texas governor was gay, it threatened a big lawsuit.

That much was first reported by Politico in December. Arianna Huffington said at the time that the story was spiked because there was "simply no there there." Now BuzzFeed is reporting on the magnitude of the threat issued against Huffington and her news website.

September 23 2012 7:39 PM

Sen. Susan Collins has become the first Republican to co-sponsor a bill that ends discrimination against same-sex couples in immigration deportation cases.

The Uniting American Families Act allows gays and lesbians to sponsor their same-sex spouse for citizenship. Now they are often forced to leave the country or split up.

September 21 2012 3:44 PM

A $75,000 scholarship fund created by LGBT people for LGBT undocument immigrants officially started accepting applications today. The LGBT Dreamers Fund helps undocumented immigrants who are applying for work permits made possible through President Obama’s new program from "dreamers" — which is what these young people call themselves. 

September 21 2012 3:04 PM

On Joy Behar's program on Current TV, the founder of the It Gets Better Project said he thinks the GOP presidential nominee is 100% antigay.

September 20 2012 6:41 PM

Advocates speak out on the first anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

September 20 2012 5:40 PM

The antigay Family Research Council is doubling down on its theory that President Obama is working "hand-in-glove" with the Southern Poverty Law Center to label it as a hate group.

September 20 2012 3:17 PM

The Republican presidential candidate reaffirmed his support of marriage inequality at a Florida "Meet the Candidate" event hosted by Spanish-language channel Univision.

September 20 2012 1:38 PM