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.

LPAC, a new super PAC created by influential lesbians, plans to raise at least $1 million this cycle to help elect pro-equality candidates and amplify women’s voices in the political conversation.

July 11 2012 8:07 AM

Don R. Bramer, who served in the George H.W. Bush administration, has been named interim deputy executive director of the group representing gay Republicans.

July 10 2012 2:04 PM

Arizona governor Jan Brewer is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that provides  domestic-partner benefits to same-sex spouses of state employees.

Arizona claims that the Ninth Circuit misconstrued the equal protection clause. Blog JoeMyGod quotes Chris Geldner's report:

July 08 2012 12:59 PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry has commended 650 members of the Texas A&M community who organized a human shield to block Westboro Baptist Church antigay protesters at the funeral of Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale.

July 08 2012 12:15 PM

Democratic Representative Barney Frank tied the knot with his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday.

July 07 2012 11:14 PM

President Obama's administration has taken up the cause of LGBT rights around the world.

July 06 2012 8:10 PM

Sponsor Mark Leno and supporters say such a law would benefit children, but the right wing sees it as 'absurd.'

July 06 2012 5:59 PM