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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.

A report suggests the controversial antigay judge has his eyes set on running for Alabama's chief executive job in 2018.

January 09 2016 5:13 PM

Gov. Greg Abbott's plan for amending the U.S. Constitution to give states this power would be a way of getting around the marriage equality ruling.

January 09 2016 9:00 AM

The Democratic front-runner declares this is 'a make-or-break moment — for the court and our country.'

6:35 PM

The candidate appoints a so-called religious freedom advisory board featuring Rick Warren and other prominent conservatives.

5:13 PM

At a campaign stop in the Hawkeye State, the Republican presidential candidate courted votes by preying on unfounded fears.

4:33 PM

Because he'd end same-sex marriage and abortion, religious right groups wouldn't be able to use those issues in fundraising, Mike Huckabee contends.

January 07 2016 8:40 PM

LGBT activists in Alabama were so outraged by the anti–marriage equality order issued by the state's chief justice they staged a protest.

January 07 2016 1:40 PM
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