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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.

The Texas Senator called marriage equality 'illegitimate' at his first stop in Iowa since announcing his presidential candidacy.

April 07 2015 2:30 PM

The Kentucky senator says he is a 'different kind of Republican' — but his past statements on LGBT equality indicate more of the same.

April 07 2015 12:13 PM

Advocacy groups can’t cede the argument on whether being LGBT is a sin, says the out cofounder of Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams.

April 07 2015 7:00 AM

Ever the rabble-rouser, Michelangelo Signorile, author of the new book It’s Not Over, offers sobering lessons for the future of LGBT rights.

April 07 2015 4:30 AM

Rick Santorum's latest head-scratching appearance includes his typical circular logic, compounded by the use of antigay slur on national TV — on Easter Sunday, no less.

April 06 2015 6:07 PM

'Discrimination based on an individual's sexual orientation is not acceptable,' says Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a Republican.

April 06 2015 4:51 PM

The national outcry over antigay 'religious discrimination' bills isn't deterring Rep. Mike Johnson.

April 06 2015 2:15 PM
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