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.

In his last State of the Union, the president promised to shake up the usual speechmaking.

January 12 2016 9:33 PM Updated

Republican Jim Jordan of Ohio learned how his name was inexorably linked to the antigay Kentucky clerk the absolutely worst way: a reporter told him.

January 12 2016 8:52 PM

A Florida woman hoped to gain parental rights regarding a child born during an 11-year relationship with a former partner.

January 12 2016 7:48 PM

Louis Virtel is not pleased that his image turned up on a website promoting Republicans' Snapchat coverage of the State of the Union. 

January 12 2016 6:48 PM

A month after she was shot by terrorists who killed 14 of her coworkers, Jennifer Stevens helped lead a demonstration against the traveling hate group.

January 12 2016 4:26 PM

Is Cruz courting support from the man who called Hurricane Katrina 'judgment from God' — a punishment for the 'perversion' of holding a gay pride parade? 

January 12 2016 2:24 PM

The sleepy-eyed Republican candidate predicted if the next president protects LGBT rights, you can "say goodbye to America."

January 12 2016 1:16 PM