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 state has also requested a half-million dollars from its disaster relief fund to cover the legal costs of defending the anti-LGBT law. 

July 02 2016 3:16 PM

The draft platform acknowledges “there is still much work to be done.” 

July 02 2016 10:00 AM

The direct action group Gays Against Guns, formed post-Orlando, has already attracted hundreds of supporters in the fight for stronger gun control.

July 01 2016 7:23 PM

Governor Jerry Brown and the legislature reacted to the mass shooting in San Bernardino with new laws.

July 01 2016 7:19 PM

The FBI failed to run a proper background check on the shooter, they argue.

July 01 2016 3:05 PM

The candidate was asked an offensive question during a town hall and gave a typical answer.

July 01 2016 2:06 PM

A new version of the legislation would allow trans people to “prove” their gender by providing a “certificate of sex reassignment.”

July 01 2016 10:04 AM