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.

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March 17 2017 6:35 PM

The congressman says his message was not racist and has support from fellow Republicans — some of whom say not so.

March 17 2017 6:00 PM Updated

Just under 200 legislators supported discriminatory bathroom bills last year. Here's why. 

March 17 2017 6:06 AM

For this activist, doing what's right means opposing a person who represents all that's wrong.

March 17 2017 5:28 AM

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, whose confirmation hearings begin Monday, has a record "fundamentally at odds" with LGBT equality, activists say. 

March 16 2017 7:09 PM

While the press secretary said President Trump would denounce the assaults on LGBT centers, he also shrugged off responsibility.

March 16 2017 6:30 PM