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.

The Kentucky clerk says the Democratic Party left her a long time ago, so she's doing the same.

September 25 2015 3:21 PM

The Republican House speaker announced his resignation today and will leave Congress at the end of October.

September 25 2015 10:03 AM Updated

The animated Comedy Central show skirts the lines of bad taste, again.

September 24 2015 1:47 PM

The State Department announced this week it will use the term "sexual rights" to refer to reproductive health, gender, and LGBT rights in its communications with the United Nations. 

September 23 2015 4:10 PM Updated

The retired surgeon turned presidential candidate says one of his reasons for opposing a president who worships Islam is because he says followers of that faith believe gays should be put to death.

September 23 2015 8:07 AM

The Republican candidate continues his criticism of the Obama administration's decision to invite LGBT people to a reception for the pope.

September 22 2015 3:38 PM

One of Bill Clinton's friends shockingly alleges that the former president privately acknowledged his wife was uncomfortable with the idea of gay rights.

September 22 2015 9:46 AM