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.

State Sen. Joseph Silk is reiterating and intensifying antigay comments he made to The New York Times.

March 09 2015 4:34 PM

As Larry Kramer and Andrew Holleran discuss why they write, I'm prompted to think about why I do — and why I have to get the idea down as soon as I'm able.

March 09 2015 4:30 AM

Mike Rawlings, previously reluctant to join the fight, banded with mayors from cities large and small in filing a pro-equality brief with the Supreme Court.

March 08 2015 8:00 AM

Paul suggests some form of legal contract for same-sex couples, but he doesn't like calling their unions 'marriage.'

March 08 2015 7:00 AM

The marchers at Selma opened doors for gay Americans and other marginalized groups, the president says.

March 07 2015 6:12 PM

In a speech to the HRC, Biden discusses the unity of all civil rights movements and shakes his head at Carson's 'ridiculous assertion' that being gay is a choice.

March 07 2015 12:57 PM

Supporters of the legislation say it's necessary to protect the free expression of religion, while opponents contend the legislation is a thinly veiled attempt to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination.

March 06 2015 7:09 PM