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.

Rachel Maddow breaks down the Voters First Forum event, seen as a peaceful precursor to the much-anticipated Republican presidential debate.

August 04 2015 3:36 PM

A suit filed by conservative pastors accuses Mayor Annise Parker of interfering with citizens' right to vote.

August 03 2015 10:10 PM

Government contracts with private prisons provide an incentive to round up immigrants, they say.

August 03 2015 5:49 PM

Some are feeling a sense of schadenfreude after antigay AG Ken Paxton was indicted for fraud.

August 03 2015 2:44 PM

The presidential candidate could be the deciding factor in the Equality Act's success in a conservative-dominated Congress.

August 03 2015 4:00 AM

A Republican congressman argued that the ability to procreate is the true test of marriage in a speech to a D.C. youth group.

August 01 2015 7:00 AM

The Republican governor's old website now features different chat rooms to discuss LGBT-related news and politics. A far cry from the former content that endorsed discrimination against the LGBT community.

July 31 2015 3:22 PM