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.

Updated October 6: Marriage has been permanently legalized in Utah, and couples are now free to wed. The next steps in nearby states remain murky.

October 02 2014 6:00 AM

This isn't about symbolism or filling a quota. It's about enduring justice for all Americans, says the president of HRC.

October 02 2014 5:00 AM

Two gay candidates for the U.S. House and a gay-friendly nominee for the Senate are 'wrong on critical, foundational issues,' say the archconservative organizations.

October 01 2014 3:30 PM

The GOP needs a new social media expert because its new Twitter campaign isn't going so well.

October 01 2014 7:00 AM

'The Homosexual Lobby has already dug their fabulously manicured claws into me,' Josh Derke wrote in response to an antigay group's 'Michigan Family Values Survey.'

September 30 2014 4:38 PM

Larissa Sneider may be a long shot in Wyoming, but she's willing to put up a fight.

September 30 2014 6:53 AM

Even committed progressives should understand why the Republican Party needs LGBT voters and why LGBT voters need the Republican Party.

September 30 2014 5:00 AM