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.

Both sides of the debate are digging in their heels, with supporters of the nondiscrimination ordinance demanding 'all or nothing,' while those opposed are equally entrenched. 

December 16 2015 5:34 PM

Staunch Catholic Sen. Dick Durbin is standing up for his friend, the out U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

December 16 2015 12:47 PM

Hundreds of you took part in The Advocate's annual #DayInLGBT event on social media, and now your photos are part of an interactive cover that stitches us together.

December 16 2015 8:07 AM

If Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is elected, decades of progress will be reversed, writes Brynn Tannehill.

December 16 2015 5:16 AM

Donald Trump says he won't run outside the party structure, as does Ben Carson, in a foreign policy debate marked by many contentious moments.

December 16 2015 12:50 AM

The candidates in the early debate claim President Obama hasn't done enough to fight terrorism, but they also decry Donald Trump's call to keep Muslims from immigrating to the U.S.

December 15 2015 9:43 PM