DeRay Mckesson
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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 legislative session of 2015 is barely under way, but lawmakers in North Carolina are already looking for ways to sidestep marriage equality.

January 29 2015 6:20 PM

The American Family Association is trying to lower Fischer's profile, but he still has an AFA-affiliated radio show to promote his homophobic bile.

January 29 2015 3:47 PM

Several pieces of legislation aim to roll back progress for LGBT Oklahomans, but one of the most prominent lawmakers behind the bills says they don't not stem from hatred.

January 29 2015 2:45 PM

The word 'bisexual,' from President Obama's lips to America's ears.

January 29 2015 11:00 AM

Alabama representative Patricia Todd wants to remind her colleagues who oppose marriage equality on religious grounds that those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

January 28 2015 3:20 PM

The prospects for passage of an LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination law don't look good, but there has been more testimony for it than against.

January 28 2015 2:11 PM

Iowa state senator Matt McCoy compiled a ton of hate mail (and a few nice letters), so we can truly remember an Iowa on the brink of marriage equality.

January 28 2015 8:00 AM
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