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.

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

December 19 2013 3:15 PM

White House press secretary Jay Carney is denying that the choice of out athletes Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow to represent the U.S. during the Winter Olympics is part of a pro-LGBT agenda.

December 19 2013 1:49 PM

Rachel Maddow says the U.S. delegation to the Russian Olympics seems like a snub.

December 18 2013 1:49 PM

Philadelphia's Republican governor is making waves with his newly expressed support for employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people in his state.

December 18 2013 1:48 PM

In a move interpreted as a protest of Russia's antigay laws, neither the president, the vice president, nor their wives will be in the U.S. delegations to Sochi, but some out athletes will.

December 17 2013 6:34 PM

Gov. Rick Snyder said he is open to discussions about adding sexual orientation to Michigan's statewide nondiscrimination law.

December 17 2013 1:38 PM