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.

While addressing his party on Friday, President Obama condemned the discriminatory nature of religious freedom bills.

March 01 2014 1:15 PM

Despite his friendship with one of the gay plaintiffs, Greg Abbott, the attorney general of Texas, promised to appeal Judge Orlando Garcia's recent overturn of the state's same-sex marriage ban.

February 28 2014 1:48 PM

Statewide LGBT right organization Equality California is sponsoring seven bills this legislative session.

February 27 2014 9:14 PM

Meanwhile, a legislative subcommittee removes some saw as the bill's most problematic language.

February 27 2014 3:50 PM

The Arizona governor said she'd met with numerous people and still couldn't find an example of what the bill was supposedly crafted to defend against.

February 26 2014 8:00 PM

Arizona's governor vetoed SB 1062, but a rash of states have recently proposed so-called religious freedom bills, which could be used to discriminate against LGBT people.

February 26 2014 4:17 PM Updated