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 state's attorney general had objected to the order, which protected state employees and contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination.

December 14 2016 5:27 PM Updated

Rick Perry may not have the best qualifications to lead the Department of Energy, but he brings tons of anti-LGBT cred.

December 14 2016 6:30 AM

Lenser Angus Malcolm had his work cut out for him when we asked him to pick his favorite 20 images. Nice work if you can get it.

December 14 2016 6:02 AM

Donald Trump isn't going to make America great for the working class — and contrary to the conventional wisdom, a lot of working-class voters were smart enough to know this.

December 14 2016 5:15 AM

The MSNBC journalist asks the outgoing attorney general whether we're now paying a price for our recent gains. 

December 14 2016 1:05 AM

Around 200 women and allies gathered in Los Angeles Monday to convince electors with their message of "no inauguration without investigation."

December 13 2016 8:11 PM