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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.

Prosecutors plan to appeal the 30-day jail sentence issued to Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student who spied on his roommate Tyler Clementi before the gay teen took his own life.

May 22 2012 12:38 PM

A gay Ohio teen barred from wearing a t-shirt saying “Jesus Is Not A Homophobe” to school will be allowed to wear the item following the settlement of a lawsuit.

May 22 2012 10:43 AM

Dara McDowell, a candidate for mayor of Covington, Kentucky and an ex-gay mother of eight, whose platform including fighting the "homosexual agenda," has dropped out of the race May 15, reports website Back2Stonewall.

May 19 2012 6:12 PM

An honest moment from a TV news show is being shared online, spiking traffic to LGBT websites, and activists say it could be the game changer needed to bring marriage equality to Australia.

Finance Minister Penny Wong, a lesbian who is known for her direct answers, appeared alongside treasurer Joe Hockey on Q&A. An audience member asked Hockey why he opposes same-sex marriage. He said it's because he's a parent and wants the "very best" for them.

May 18 2012 2:50 PM
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