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.

A police chief in Baton Rouge, La., issued an apology Friday after two men were arrested using an unconstitutional and unenforceable anti-sodomy law.

February 19 2015 4:49 PM

A midwest doctor has refused to see the newborn child of two lesbian moms seeking pediatric care — and it's all perfectly legal.

February 19 2015 3:34 PM

A new interpretation of existing federal civil rights law may mean more protections for LGBT people, with or without the languishing Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

February 19 2015 3:34 PM

A tweeted message and picture of of a very proud Rep. Mike Honda with his young granddaughter says more than a thousand words.

February 19 2015 2:27 PM

Kate Brown took office as Oregon's governor Wednesday, promising to leave behind the political scandal that has plagued the state recently.

February 18 2015 5:00 PM

'My brother has a vote, but I have a voice,' Donald Collins wrote of his brother, Rep. Charlie Collins, in an open letter.

February 18 2015 4:02 PM