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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.

Liz Cheney and her gay sister, Mary Cheney, take their marriage equality arguments public.

November 18 2013 2:45 PM

Florida senator Marco Rubio delivered the keynote address at an annual gathering of the right-wing Florida Family Policy Council, which supports 'ex-gay' or 'reparative' therapy.

November 18 2013 12:59 PM

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Senate has confirmed James “Wally” Brewster as the ambassador to the Dominican Republic, despite recent protests from antigay groups in the Caribbean nation.

November 15 2013 3:27 PM

The Illinois Republican said he 'doesn't affiliate with groups that discriminate.' Meanwhile, Speaker Boehner found them a new place to meet.

November 15 2013 1:45 PM

The speaker of the House told reporters he doesn't see any reason to enact federal laws protecting workers from getting fired for being LGBT.

November 14 2013 3:10 PM

'As public opinion goes [on marriage equality], this is a public opinion train that has left the station,' the 'Rachel Maddow Show' host said Tuesday.

November 14 2013 2:03 PM

Amid allegations that the Denver Wrangler's entrance policy requiring a 'gender-matching ID' is transphobic and misogynistic, queer activists took to the street Sunday to make their complaints heard.

November 13 2013 4:50 PM