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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.

The Fighters: Richard Carlbom was one of the leading strategists behind bringing marriage equality to Minnesota. Now he's sharing his skills with the rest of the country.

August 19 2014 4:00 AM

The Networkers: The former speechwriter for President Obama turned Hollywood screenwriter says freedom of speech is under attack.

August 18 2014 10:17 AM

Facebook defends its support of a politician who has fought fiercely against LGBT civil rights.

August 17 2014 3:34 PM

Bishop Alan Wilson reiterated his support for same-sex marriage and criticized Christian homophobia during a recent debate about marriage equality at St. John’s Church in Kidlington, England.

August 17 2014 2:23 PM

A Utah journalist-activist is calling on Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to retract support for the state's attorney general and make a donation to his opponent.

August 15 2014 8:39 PM

If passed, the new law would allow LGBT parents more freedom in describing their relationships to their children.

August 15 2014 9:00 AM

Reports suggest that Edward Onwong'a Nyakeriga's 'Stone-the-Gays' bill may be a non-starter.

August 15 2014 5:00 AM