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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.

Javier Gonzales was elected mayor of Santa Fe, N.M. on Tuesday night.

March 05 2014 2:13 PM

A committee moves the bill to consideration by the full House, and opponents say an amended version still provides ample opportunity for discrimination.

March 04 2014 9:31 PM

Boston's venerable St. Patrick's Day Parade is only two weeks away, but it's not yet clear whether Massachusetts's most prominent LGBT group will be marching.

March 03 2014 6:11 PM

An LGBT group will be allowed to march in Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade, but at least one sticking point is preventing them from accepting the invite.

March 02 2014 1:27 PM

Though Gov. Brewer vetoed a bill that would have legalized discrimination, another (less broad) bill might not face as much heavy scrutiny.

March 01 2014 1:24 PM

While addressing his party on Friday, President Obama condemned the discriminatory nature of religious freedom bills.

March 01 2014 1:15 PM

Despite his friendship with one of the gay plaintiffs, Greg Abbott, the attorney general of Texas, promised to appeal Judge Orlando Garcia's recent overturn of the state's same-sex marriage ban.

February 28 2014 1:48 PM