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 candidate for U.S. Senate faced a rare front-page condemnation by local newspaper editors.

November 19 2017 1:28 PM

The Missouri senator was visibly angry at the Republican ruse, telling her Utah colleague he's benefiting corporations at the expense of lower- and middle-class people.

November 17 2017 4:55 PM

Orthodox Rabbi Noson Shmuel Leiter was one of several right-wing religious leaders who appeared at an event in support of the anti-LGBT Senate candidate Thursday.

November 17 2017 2:01 PM

Matt Baume explains the origins and dangers of the "license to discriminate" laws, one of which recently went into effect in Mississippi.

November 17 2017 6:39 AM

But the mail-in survey alone won't change the law — the fate of same-sex marriage is in the hands of their Parliament. 

November 16 2017 4:16 PM

Wes Goodman, a Republican, had touted his devotion to conservative values.

November 16 2017 3:28 PM

Allison Ikley-Freeman, victorious in a special election this week, is the second lesbian and third LGBT person elected to the state legislature.

November 16 2017 2:57 PM