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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.

It seems no one on either side of the aisle is pleased with Sen. Ted Cruz's 2015 fundraiser hosted at the home of two prominent out New York businessmen.

January 21 2016 2:48 PM

LGBT activists had applied to hold the tongue-in-cheek rally along with serious events, including a commemoration for victims of terrorism, but all were nixed. 

January 21 2016 2:21 PM

Sen. Greg Kirk's bill is based on one pending at the federal level and would even allow state employees to engage in anti-LGBT discrimination if it's faith-based.

January 20 2016 9:03 PM

Neither bill has generated enthusiasm among LGBT advocates, who will rally against them at the state capitol.

January 20 2016 4:13 PM

Non-LGBT Americans are increasingly accepting of LGBT people, but many don't realize that equality has not yet been achieved.

January 20 2016 9:02 AM

The U.S. senator from Illinois, a stroke survivor and five-term veteran of the House, is going out on a limb for LGBT Americans.

January 19 2016 7:06 PM

Supporters of the Iowa Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth say right-wing forces are on a 'witch hunt' against it.

January 19 2016 6:15 PM
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