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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.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Donald Trump weighed in on marriage equality and Caitlyn Jenner.

August 23 2015 1:54 PM

The actress, who came out in 2014, confronted the Republican presidential candidate about LGBT rights.

August 21 2015 4:24 PM

But the Democratic presidential hopeful and Independent Senator from Vermont refused to bad-mouth rival Hillary Clinton.

August 21 2015 12:00 PM

The act was signed into law by President Clinton in 1993, then reinterpreted in a 2007 memo by Bush administration lawyers to offer protection to religious organizations that discriminated in hiring.

August 20 2015 7:05 PM

Illinois joins California, New Jersey, Oregon, and D.C. in banning use of the discredited, harmful practice on minors.

August 20 2015 7:04 PM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton opposes gay rights, but has hired prominent gay lawyer Pete Schulte to help him fight securities fraud charges.

August 20 2015 5:06 PM
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