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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.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today confirmed that Americans can now sponsor their foreign-born same-sex spouses for citizenship the same way Americans with opposite-sex spouses can.

July 01 2013 7:34 PM

A pro-Prop. 8 group called Alliance Defending Freedom is told to take a hike.

June 30 2013 3:27 PM

As same-sex couples marry in California, antigay activists plead to the Supreme Court to stop the nuptials.

June 29 2013 7:32 PM

Sen. Patrick Leahy announced that he will not seek a vote on his immigration amendment that would have allowed married gay and lesbian Americans to sponsor their foreign-born spouse for citizenship.

June 28 2013 5:30 PM

The state legislature passed a bill banning so-called reparative therapy on Thursday, sending the legislation to Gov. Chris Christie's desk for a signature.

June 28 2013 1:32 PM