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.

Tweets from the Human Rights Campaign's Sarah McBride in reaction to the star's recent comments about race made headlines. McBride expands on why she touched a nerve.

August 09 2016 7:05 AM

Donald Trump didn't pay his USA Freedom Kids, and the USA Freedom Grownups have something to say about it. 

August 09 2016 7:05 AM

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine writes in the Washington Post she rejects the GOP nominee because of his "disregard for the precept of treating others with respect."

August 08 2016 10:09 PM

Trump initially refused to support fellow Republicans, creating animostiy within his party, but he thinks things are going just fine. 

August 08 2016 4:45 PM

The suspended chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court was the defendant in his own courtroom today and claimed that he never told the state's lower judges to ignore federal law on marriage equality. 

August 08 2016 4:32 PM Updated

Donald Trump's supporters can't obscure the truth: His rise will lead to our ruin.

August 08 2016 5:10 AM