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.

After Donald Trump insulted Rosie O'Donnell during last night's Republican debate, the out actress and commentator took to Twitter.

August 07 2015 9:30 AM

Laughing is better than crying.

August 07 2015 3:17 AM

The night included slams at Rosie O'Donnell, transgender troops, and a 'rogue' Supreme Court.

August 07 2015 1:00 AM

Ahead of tonight's debate, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court marriage equality case notes the lack of support in the GOP presidential field.

August 06 2015 3:18 PM

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge tells justices of the peace they can likely opt out of performing marriages for gay and lesbian couples.

August 06 2015 1:56 PM

The presidential debate tonight in Ohio coincides with the GOP's summer meeting, where marriage equality came up and got swept aside.

August 06 2015 1:54 PM

An Iowa man decided to test Rep. Steve King's outrageous claim that marriage equality will lead to people marrying lawnmowers.

August 06 2015 8:12 AM