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.

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

According to The Nightly Show, the reasons for the South Carolina senator's lifelong bachelorhood are actually quite obvious.

June 12 2015 3:31 PM

Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois is in hot water after being caught on a hot mike making a salacious comment about fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

June 12 2015 8:26 AM

The highest-ranking gay staffer at the Department of Labor says it's high time to #ThankFrank.

June 12 2015 4:00 AM

The retired neurosurgeon turned Republican presidential candidate tells Fox News he has a question for the gay community.

June 11 2015 5:07 PM

Michigan's governor has signed a bill granting faith-based adoption agencies in the state the power to refuse to allow LGBT people to adopt, or place foster children in homes headed by LGBT Michiganders.

June 11 2015 3:05 PM

Same-sex weddings could come to a halt in at least 20 states if the Supreme Court upholds the power of states to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.

June 11 2015 1:45 PM