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.

Activists want answers about why Facebook's global politics and government outreach director is speaking at an anti-LGBT gathering in Nashville. 

February 19 2016 7:24 PM

The Duck Dynasty star speaks with such "joy," admired Ted Cruz.

February 19 2016 6:19 PM

In a vote of 38-14, the Georgia Senate has approved the so-called Pastor Protection Act, which legally protects individuals and faith-based organizations that oppose marriage equality. 

February 19 2016 4:05 PM

State senators passed a bill Thursday that creates two marriage license applications — one for same-sex couples and another for straight couples.

February 19 2016 2:51 PM

The Pennsylvania mayor is touting his actions in a new campaign ad.

February 19 2016 11:45 AM