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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.

While the Texas congressman claimed that LGBT advocates are channelling Hitler's Third Reich, he contends that right-wing Americans like himself and the Benham brothers are just 'upset' at the deterioration of Judeo-Christian values.

May 11 2014 7:30 AM

The country's largest legal organization will present the California congressman with its Liberty Award, honoring his longtime advocacy for those living with HIV and AIDS.

May 07 2014 8:45 PM

The out candidate is ahead by fewer than 400 votes in his congressional primary.

May 07 2014 6:21 PM

Jack Conway, who refused to appeal a decision striking down Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban, thinks that decision will not be a liability in the governor's race.

May 07 2014 3:01 PM

Boone County Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider granted a divorce to a lesbian couple who had married in Massachusetts, despite Missouri's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

May 05 2014 1:26 PM