In Politics, The Advocate presents the latest news about the political world. From Supreme Court rulings to state and federal laws, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.

Legislation by Republican Randy Garber classifies same-sex marriages as "parody marriages."

February 15 2019 6:59 PM Updated

There is no national emergency, except for the one sitting in the Oval Office.

February 15 2019 6:26 AM

Barr has contended he's not homophobic, but his stated views on LGBTQ rights tell a different story.

February 14 2019 4:00 PM

Trump is "prepared" to sign a spending bill to prevent a federal shutdown, but he will also declare a national emergency.

February 14 2019 3:28 PM

Sens. Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, and Tim Scott successfully passed legislation that will make lynching a hate crime. It now heads to the House. 

February 14 2019 12:54 PM

LaRouche, a frequent minor-party presidential candidate, managed to put quarantine initiatives on the ballot in California.

February 13 2019 9:08 PM

The South Bend, Ind. mayor said he'd try to ignore the president and focus on the American people. 

February 13 2019 3:17 PM