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.

An order Gov. Sam Brownback issued today likely means that service providers such as adoption agencies and homeless shelters could discriminate against same-sex couples and still receive state contracts.

July 07 2015 6:58 PM

'If you have the right to consensual sexual activity ... then it opens the door to a variety of different things,' says the right-wing presidential hopeful.

July 07 2015 6:08 PM

The right-wing politician and the pundit traded doomsday fantasies now that the freedom to marry has gone nationwide.

July 07 2015 3:17 PM

The right-wing Iowa rep wants Congress to vote on the matter, even though such a resolution would have no practical effect.

July 06 2015 9:18 PM

An article spoofing USA Today had said LGBT Americans would be formally recognized.

July 06 2015 7:19 PM

Marriage equality sanctifies 'deviant behavior' and is the work of the devil, says Sen. Lee Bright.

July 06 2015 3:17 PM

Clinton gave the crying gay boy in a viral photo important advice useful for all LGBT youth.

July 06 2015 2:29 PM