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.

The GOP in states has tough language not only on marriage equality, but also on adoption, workplace discrimination and more — painting LGBT people as delivering the downfall of society.

August 29 2012 4:00 AM

Kyrsten Sinema defeated two Democratic challengers, moving one step closer to becoming the first openly bisexual member of Congress.

August 29 2012 12:56 AM Updated

The failed presidential candidate makes a veiled reference against marriage equality, instead choosing to attack abortion rights.

August 29 2012 12:27 AM

The remark came from a volunteer for David Cicilline's opponent in the Democratic primary.

August 28 2012 6:34 PM

Despite backward-looking views in the Republican Party platform, gay conservatives and their allies report significant progress toward equality over the past decade.

August 28 2012 4:00 AM

With Tropical Storm Isaac picking up speed and heading for the Gulf Coast, the Republican Party has a big decision to make: carry on with its convention or scrap it altogether.

August 27 2012 6:34 PM

Normally relegated to weekends on Fox News Channel, Mike Huckabee and his antigay views will hit prime time during the Republican National Convention.

Though Huckabee hasn't said what he'll be talking about, the inventor of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day will be the RNC lineup's most prominent representative for the party's social conservative wing. He speaks on Wednesday, the second night of the convention, just before former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice takes the stage at 10 p.m. Eastern.

August 27 2012 4:09 PM

“You are freeing the soul of the American people,” said the vice president at a campaign stop in Provincetown, Mass.

August 27 2012 10:38 AM

A group founded by the former Vermont governor, presidential hopeful, and DNC chair endorses Baldwin's effort at becoming the first openly gay U.S. senator.

August 24 2012 4:49 PM