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 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

After the highest court declared the constitutional right of same-sex couples to be married, some dogmatic judges opted for another authority, one outside the law.

July 01 2016 5:01 AM

The out founder of FiveThirtyEight sees some long odds on Donald Trump winning the presidency.

June 30 2016 9:39 PM

A federal court overruled a North Dakota law that had restricted abortion decisions.

June 30 2016 9:20 PM

Misty Snow doesn't have the usual background for a candidate to the U.S. Senate, but she isn't letting that stop her from making history. 

June 30 2016 5:50 PM