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.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts didn't think there was anything radical about the trans-inclusive public accommodations ordinance her city passed in February. Republican leaders disagreed.

May 20 2016 6:03 AM

After seven GOP congressmen changed their vote, an amendment to a defense bill that would have prohibited discrimination against LGBT people failed to pass. 

May 19 2016 5:02 PM

With "don't ask, don't tell" far behind us, Eric Fanning was officially sworn in as Army Secretary on Wednesday, becoming the first out leader of any military branch.

May 19 2016 2:55 PM

House Republican Steve Russell amended a federal defense spending bill to include provisons for discrimination against LGBT workers on religious grounds.

May 19 2016 9:11 AM

The White House press secretary has some thoughts on the matter.

May 18 2016 8:38 PM

Some of Donald Trump's hypothetical Supreme Court nominees have pro-discrimination records.

May 18 2016 7:36 PM Updated