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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, The Advocate reports on how politics shapes the day-to-day realities faced by members of the gay community. Read about LGBT leaders like Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin and their work to advance the causes of the LGBT rights movement in the United States and around the world. Find out 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.
Michigan Gov. Vows to Veto Not-Yet-Passed 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Mich. Gov. Vows to Veto Not-Yet-Passed RFRA

Gov. Rick Snyder says he'd veto such a bill unless it's accompanied by one banning discrimination against LGBT Michiganders.

WATCH: Meet James Van Der Beek's Hilarious Homophobic Indiana Salesman

Meet James Van Der Beek's Hilarious Homophobic Salesman

Actors James Van Der Beek and Anna Camp show exactly what Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act looks like in action.

Miley Cyrus Wants Tom Cotton to Get His Priorities Straight

Miley Cyrus Wants Tom Cotton to Get His Priorities Straight

After the Arkansas senator said gay Americans should be grateful they don't live in Iran, the fierce LGBT ally let loose her Twitter legion.

Gov. Mike Pence Signs 'Fix' to Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Gov. Mike Pence Signs RFRA 'Fix'

After a week of intense criticism, the Indiana governor signed an amendment that he said will 'clarify' the intent of his state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Final Four Coaches, University Officials Weigh In on Indiana's RFRA

Final Four Coaches, University Officials Weigh In on Indiana's RFRA

Officials with the schools competing in this weekend's NCAA finals are speaking out on Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Arkansas Gov. Signs Revised 'Religious Freedom' Act
April 02 2015 8:06 PM ET

Arkansas Gov. Signs Revised 'Religious Freedom' Act

Lawmakers rushed through a revised bill claiming to protect religious freedom, which Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed this afternoon.

Georgia RFRA May Be Dead, But Smells Like Roses to Florists

Georgia RFRA May Be Dead, But Smells Like Roses to Florists

Georgia's discriminatory 'religious freedom' bill may die when the legislature adjourns tonight, but some businesspeople would like to see it passed.

WATCH: Salesforce Is Helping Employees Move Out of Indiana

WATCH: Salesforce Is Helping Employees Leave Indiana

The company's CEO says Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is 'brutal, it's unfair, it's unjust, and to has to change.'

Indiana: Chris Christie Has Vague Reaction; Jeb Bush Softens His

Indiana: Chris Christie Has Vague Reaction; Jeb Bush Softens His

What the GOP field for president says about Indiana's discriminatory law gets a little murkier.

Meet America's Transphobic 'Bathroom Cops'

Meet America's Newest 'Bathroom Cops'

Trans? Need to use the bathroom? Not if the potty police in these six states have anything to do about it!

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