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Politics

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.

Some couples are losing out on Social Security and Veterans' benefits because they live in a state that doesn't recognize their union; a Senate vote, while not binding, marks an attempt to right that wrong.

April 16 2015 7:40 PM

Organizers of the Western Conservative Summit have told Log Cabin Republicans it can't have a booth there because Log Cabin 'exists to redefine the family.'

April 16 2015 2:27 PM

The legislation is broader than measures caused outcry in other states, but Jindal says passing it is one of his priorities.

April 15 2015 7:37 PM

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says same-sex couples have a 'constitutional right' to marry.

April 15 2015 12:29 PM

The Obama administration has significantly improved life for LGBT Americans — but the next president could undo a lot of it.

April 15 2015 4:30 AM

Democrats Cory Booker and Sherrod Brown delivered impassioned speeches on the Senate floor.

April 14 2015 6:31 PM

The state hires a prominent PR firm to help rebuild its image, while a poll finds most residents don't approve of faith-based antigay discrimination.

April 14 2015 3:37 PM
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