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.

A week after Doug Jones defeated him in the U.S. Senate contest in Alabama, the homophobe and accused pedophile is pleading for money.

December 19 2017 6:43 PM

Democrat Shelly Simonds won a House of Delegates seat by one vote in a recount Tuesday, tying her party with Republicans for control of the chamber, but a court ruled one ballot invalid today.

December 19 2017 6:42 PM Updated

Caren Harp is a professor from the Liberty University School of Law, which is the brainchild of many antigay and anti-transgender legal efforts.

December 19 2017 3:44 PM

Black women helped defeat Roy Moore, but they don't want to be anyone's backbone but their own, writes Rev. Irene Monroe.

December 19 2017 4:33 AM

Sarah Palin’s oldest son, Track, was arrested on Saturday night in Wasilla, Alaska. 

December 18 2017 5:51 PM

U.S. Circuit Court judge Alex Kozinski resigned after over a dozen women complained of his behavior. 

December 18 2017 3:31 PM

This decision rolls back two decades of military planning. 

December 18 2017 3:00 PM