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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.

'If you were gay, why would you not just come out?' Chris Hayes says to Cory Booker.

August 30 2013 4:06 PM

Cheney takes the position even though she has a lesbian sister, and a father, the former vice president, who supports marriage equality.

August 30 2013 3:20 PM

Pennsylvania's first openly gay elected official on being an out athlete, Russia's antigay Winter Olympics, and serving the Northeast's lone marriage equality holdout.

August 30 2013 7:00 AM

The state capital passed an LGBT-inclusive 'fairness ordinance' by a vote of 3-2 this morning.

August 29 2013 5:52 PM

President Obama addressed the progress of several groups at the 50th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King's famous speech

August 28 2013 6:53 PM