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.

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

Opposing equal marriage rights has been a winning stance for Republicans in the past, but that's changing.

February 17 2015 3:46 PM

Rep. Frank Artiles has introduced a bill that would criminalize trans people using the public same-sex facilities that match their gender identity.

February 16 2015 3:41 PM

It really does matter who's president, as evidenced by the actions of these men.

February 16 2015 10:25 AM

Rep. Karla Drenner's LGBT-inclusive bill on state employment has bipartisan support.

February 15 2015 3:38 PM

The town of Thurmond, population five, adopted the ordinance this week.

February 14 2015 5:14 PM