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.

While the Republican primary contest seems to be a competition for who can be most homophobic, there are some supportive voices in the GOP.

June 16 2015 6:00 AM

Two conservative presidential candidates, a disgraced former congressman, antigay pastors, and the Duggar family are among those who vow to defy the Supreme Court.

June 15 2015 4:52 PM

With a sigh, the former Florida governor said the words he's been holding back for months: He's running for president.

June 15 2015 4:03 PM

Carl DeMaio narrowly lost the election to represent California's 52nd Congressional District last year, just days after his opponent went to police with a erroneous accusation of sexual harassment.

June 15 2015 3:30 PM

Rick Santorum says he'll fight the Supreme Court if it rules for marriage equality this month. Here's why that threat may not matter.

June 15 2015 2:22 PM

The archconservative presidential hopeful tells CNN he'd welcome Jenner's endorsement but hedges on general acceptance of transgender people.

June 12 2015 11:01 PM

House Democrats rebuffed a direct personal appeal by President Obama for his controversial trade deal that would align the U.S. with Malaysia and Brunei.

June 12 2015 3:41 PM