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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October 06 2016 3:55 PM

Hillary Clinton contradicts one of those reasons in an op-ed published today by an LGBT newspaper.

October 06 2016 1:45 PM

At the vice-presidential debate Americans once again watched men debate women's rights — but there were stark differences between the participants. 

October 05 2016 7:09 PM

Xenophobic vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence brushes off his running mate's history of racism, and his flip response is now a website.

October 05 2016 4:28 PM

Despite the presence of Carol Schall and Mary Townley, he failed to press Mike Pence on having a virulently anti-LGBT record.

October 05 2016 2:23 PM

"God, this debate is like watching sweaters dry, but if one of the sweaters hated gay people" pretty much sums it up.

October 05 2016 1:26 PM

The Mike Pence line from the debate that Twitter was snickering about gets the late-night treatment.

October 05 2016 1:05 PM