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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.

In California, anyone can propose a ballot measure by filing the text and paying a fee — but luckily, this one has little chance of going before voters.

March 04 2015 5:29 PM

The potential Republican presidential candidate added to his list of antigay statements in an interview with CNN.

March 04 2015 3:56 PM

A new study shows that even one small conversation makes a huge difference in gaining support for LGBT equality.

March 04 2015 4:00 AM

Tensions flared in Charlotte, N.C. Monday, as nearly 120 citizens gave passionate speeches for and against an ultimately stymied LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance.

6:35 PM

If elected, Beck would unseat longtime Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer.

4:21 PM

Conservative leaders tended to dodge LGBT issues at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, though a few extremists managed to make some noise.

4:09 PM

Fox, once a rising star in Rhode Island politics, will be sentenced June 11.

3:56 PM