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 Barney Frank 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.

In a campaign that promises to go down to the wire, Maine voters will be the first to weigh in on marriage equality since the vote on Proposition 8.

August 11 2009 12:00 AM

As LGBT activists discuss how and when to restore the freedom to marry in California, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lorri Jean says all eyes need to be on marriage in Maine.

August 05 2009 12:00 AM

One of the nation's first openly gay lawmakers comes out of retirement -- for one night only.

August 05 2009 12:00 AM

Gay Americans have long been denied the right to live at home with their noncitizen partners. But Congress may finally be on the verge of changing all that. 

August 05 2009 12:00 AM

Conservative "Blue Dog" Democrats have undercut progressive Dems on health care reform, but how are they affecting the push for LGBT equality?

August 03 2009 12:00 AM

DADT Testimony

August 01 2009 12:00 AM

2010? 2012? Despite a weekend summit that brought together more than 150 marriage equality activists, consensus over the timing of an attempt to repeal California's Proposition 8 at the voting booth remains elusive.

July 27 2009 12:00 AM

A crop of inclusive Republicans like N.Y. assemblywoman Dierdre Scozzafava are challenging formerly predictable trends about which party presents pro-LGBT candidates.

July 25 2009 12:00 AM

As Bill Clinton endorsed marriage equality this week, Barack Obama gave us a glimpse of the change he could effect as president. But time is often the enemy of change when it comes to politics.

July 17 2009 12:00 AM

Last week, political strategist Chad Griffin said a move by three LGBT groups to intervene in his group's efforts to overturn Prop. 8 at the federal level would "undermine" the case. Now the leader of one of those groups says the accusation is "baffling."

July 14 2009 12:00 AM