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.

Following the first hearing of oral arguments at the Supreme Court, David Mullen and partner Charlie Craig explain why this case is not just about dessert.

December 05 2017 9:47 PM

Here's what's going on and why it's about so much more than cake. 

December 05 2017 7:17 PM

Here's what Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had to say after the conclusion of today's oral arguments.

December 05 2017 6:42 PM

The second lady is reportedly in agreement with much of the world: Donald Trump makes her skin crawl.

December 05 2017 5:54 PM

The press secretary said the president's devotion to so-called religious liberties extends to businesses hanging signs about refusing service to LGBT people.

December 05 2017 5:25 PM

The nation's first openly gay man to win a major party's nomination for U.S. Senate has his sights set on the House of Representatives.

December 05 2017 3:51 PM

See how both sides argued their cases.

December 05 2017 3:46 PM