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.

Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, who has continued to fight the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, said that he opposes abortion in all instances because “legitimate rape” rarely causes pregnancy.

August 20 2012 10:34 AM

A Moscow court has upheld a municipal district ruling outlawing LGBT pride marches until 2112.

August 17 2012 12:11 PM

The City Council of Jacksonville, Fla. on Wednesday rejected an ordinance that would have protected people from being fired for being gay or transgender.

August 16 2012 7:07 PM

An LGBT anti-Romney group is calling on Log Cabin to withhold its endorsement, like it did from George W. Bush in 2004.

August 16 2012 4:06 PM

Fight Back Colorado, the super PAC aimed at removing lawmakers who voted against civil unions legislation, wants the public to decide the future employment of Speaker Frank McNulty.

August 16 2012 2:33 PM

Hackers Attack Ugandan Government Websites in Protest

August 15 2012 3:25 PM

David Richardson will become the first openly gay legislator in Florida, representing the area where Anita Bryant once waged her war against gay rights.

August 15 2012 12:17 PM

Wisconsin state Rep. Mark Pocan appears poised to win his Congressional bid after emerging victorious in the Democratic primary.

August 15 2012 10:32 AM