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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.

Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced the adoption of a policy revision that adds sexual orientation to its Military Equal Opportunity Policy.

June 01 2015 2:58 PM Updated

As we head into June, this exhibit could not be more timely.

June 01 2015 7:00 AM

Turkey is a Muslim country where the very existence of transgender people, only now coming out of the shadows, is endangered.

June 01 2015 6:00 AM

When Bill Kristol poked fun at Martin O'Malley's support for transgender Americans on twitter, his followers poked back, with derision and disgust.

June 01 2015 1:15 AM

The eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden, an outspoken supporter of LGBT rights, died after a long battle with brain cancer.

May 30 2015 10:43 PM Updated

The former governor and early proponent of same sex marriage is challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination.

May 30 2015 12:57 PM Updated

Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn't said if he'll sign the bill, but its backers are optimistic.

May 29 2015 6:38 PM
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