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.

House Republican Steve Russell amended a federal defense spending bill to include provisons for discrimination against LGBT workers on religious grounds.

May 19 2016 9:11 AM

The White House press secretary has some thoughts on the matter.

May 18 2016 8:38 PM

Some of Donald Trump's hypothetical Supreme Court nominees have pro-discrimination records.

May 18 2016 7:36 PM Updated

The master of predicting election outcomes admits getting it very wrong in the Republican primary.

May 18 2016 1:41 PM

After months of harassing women on Twitter, the billionaire CEO had some advice for those being harassed.

May 18 2016 11:57 AM

Our friends and allies in the reproductive rights movement have been here before and have a gold mine of advice on effectively fighting state-sponsored religious bigotry.

May 18 2016 6:34 AM

Clinton takes Kentucky in a close race, and Sanders wins Oregon.

May 17 2016 9:37 PM