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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.

As President Obama's executive order protecting LGBT workers takes effect today, his senior adviser Valerie Jarrett sees it as a civil rights milestone.

April 08 2015 8:47 AM

Jon Stewart had a few choice words for supporters of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

April 07 2015 7:19 PM

On Meet the Press, Jindal also dodges a question about an even harsher measure proposed in his state, Louisiana.

April 07 2015 5:08 PM

Planting Peace is hosting a virtual pizza party that will benefit homeless members of the LGBT community.

April 07 2015 3:49 PM

The Texas Senator called marriage equality 'illegitimate' at his first stop in Iowa since announcing his presidential candidacy.

April 07 2015 2:30 PM

The Kentucky senator says he is a 'different kind of Republican' — but his past statements on LGBT equality indicate more of the same.

April 07 2015 12:13 PM
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