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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.

Attorney General Eric Holder today formalized the new policy, which will see the U.S. Department of Justice grant broad recognition to legally married same-sex couples.

February 10 2014 5:13 PM

A dozen LGBT advocates were arrested in Salt Lake City after they blocked entryways to Utah governor George Herbert's office, and legislative committee rooms, demanding action on a pending nondiscrimination bill.

February 10 2014 4:24 PM

In this interconnected world, failing to pass immigration reform holds all of us back, says Janet Quezada of GLAAD.

February 10 2014 4:00 AM

Eric Holder, speaking in New York, lays out the changes to come.

February 09 2014 1:04 PM

Even legally married gay spouses living in states without marriage equality will benefit from copious new policies.

3:39 PM