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Politics

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.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld earned raucous applause when the Libertarian vice presidential hopeful reminded delegates that he appointed the first U.S. judge to rule in favor of marriage equality. 

May 28 2016 4:42 PM

Bernie Sanders’s legal team sent a letter to DNC leadership claiming Barney Frank and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy are “self-proclaimed partisans intent on marginalizing [Sanders] supporters.”

May 28 2016 3:33 PM Updated

After years claiming gays wouldn’t survive being stranded on a deserted island, Rep. Louie Gohmert has taken his antigay rhetoric into the stratosphere. 

May 28 2016 10:00 AM

Meanwhile, the University of North Carolina system now says it won't enforce the controversial law while court proceedings play out.

May 27 2016 8:34 PM

Rep. Rick Allen's action caused several fellow Republicans to walk out of a policy meeting.

May 27 2016 3:13 PM

According to the Journal of Adolescent Health, transgender kids and teenagers are more likely than their peers to struggle with mental health issues, suicidal tendencies, and self-harm. 

May 27 2016 12:15 PM
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