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.

Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking court action to keep the proposed ballot measure from going any further.

March 25 2015 6:43 PM

The measure would let faith-based agencies, even those that receive public funds, turn away same-sex couples or others who offend the agency's religious beliefs.

March 25 2015 3:43 PM

Kentucky's so-called 'Bathroom Bully Bill' died in the House, despite a last-minute scramble to tack it onto unrelated legislation.

March 25 2015 3:10 PM

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signs a turn-away-the-gays bill, he may have to deal with the revenge of the nerds — and the exodus of their money.

March 25 2015 2:48 PM

In response to a ballot measure that calls for death to gays, a Los Angeles woman has proposed the Intolerant Jackass Act.

March 24 2015 6:08 PM

A straight man in Oklahoma wanted a license plate declaring his status as an LGBT ally, but the state Tax Commission deemed the phrase inappropriate.

March 24 2015 5:25 PM

Republican Gov. Mike Pence has indicated he intends to sign the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

March 23 2015 6:15 PM