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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.

'America's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,' said the president before amending two executive orders to protect LGBT employees.

July 21 2014 12:37 PM

President Obama plans to amend two existing executive orders to outlaw anti-LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors and protect transgender civilian federal employees.

July 18 2014 5:44 PM

Carl DeMaio, who won the Republican primary in California's 52nd district, has a shot of becoming the first GOP congressman who's been out from the get-go.

July 17 2014 8:31 PM

The anti-LGBT and anti-immigration lobbies fail to remember the meaning of the word sodomy.

July 15 2014 5:55 AM

Brett Smiley, the gay mayoral candidate in Providence, R.I., reflects on the impact of his groundbreaking campaign ad, which depicted the normalcy of a same-sex marriage.

July 15 2014 4:35 AM

A gay alumnus of an evangelical Christian college fires back at its president, who asked Obama for a religious exemption from his executive order banning anti-LGBT employment discrimination by federal contractors.

July 11 2014 12:18 PM