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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.

In a speech to the HRC, Biden discusses the unity of all civil rights movements and shakes his head at Carson's 'ridiculous assertion' that being gay is a choice.

March 07 2015 12:57 PM

Supporters of the legislation say it's necessary to protect the free expression of religion, while opponents contend the legislation is a thinly veiled attempt to legalize anti-LGBT discrimination.

March 06 2015 7:09 PM

If passed, the law would see trans and gender-nonconforming people fined up to $1,000 and jailed up to a year for using the 'wrong bathroom' in public.

March 06 2015 1:43 PM

The government ought to recognize that "our gender assignment doesn’t depend on our genitals," says activist Kate Bornstein.

March 05 2015 8:00 AM

The sexuality of House of Cards' commander in chief sure is interesting, isn't it?

March 05 2015 4:00 AM

In California, anyone can propose a ballot measure by filing the text and paying a fee — but luckily, this one has little chance of going before voters.

March 04 2015 5:29 PM
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