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.

Read the speech Obama delivered at the DNC LGBT Leadership Council gala.

June 07 2012 10:52 AM

The Calif. A.G. tells us what happens if the Supreme Court refuses to take on Prop. 8.

June 06 2012 1:55 PM

The DNC LGBT Leadership Council gala and a dinner at the home of Glee creator Ryan Murphy are among five events expected to generate around $5.4 million.

June 06 2012 11:32 AM

Mitt Romney's claim to be more pro-gay than Ted Kennedy is coming back to haunt him yet again — this time in a series of billboards.

The American Civil Liberties Union bought the billboards to remind Romney that he once appeared to favor civil rights for LGBT people, and also seemed more closely aligned with the ACLU on abortion and immigration.

"Mitt Romney, your membership card is waiting," the signs read. "Come back home to civil liberties."

June 05 2012 3:23 PM

President Obama and Bill Clinton stuck to the economy while performances celebrated his support for equality at the Barack on Broadway fund-raiser.

June 05 2012 10:39 AM

The expression of support from Mormons Building Bridges prompted spectators at the annual event in Salt Lake City to cry.

June 04 2012 10:48 AM

Another Democrat is expected to take his place in the New York Senate.

June 03 2012 8:08 PM