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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.

The growing influence of LGBT Americans is among the reasons George W. Bush may have been the last Republican president, says conservative commentator Myra Adams.

January 31 2014 6:09 PM

Dana Beyer looks to become the first transgender individual elected to the Maryland's General Assembly, challenging a gay incumbent with a strong track record on LGBT issues.

January 30 2014 3:35 PM

The House speaker drew a hard line on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a first-time meeting with the LGBT Equality Caucus.

January 30 2014 2:32 PM

Of all the great Americans who Republicans could have invited to the State of the Union, they went with someone who symbolizes antigay sentiment.

January 29 2014 1:39 AM

Obama said the Olympics will show the U.S. commitment to "dignity and equality" for LGBT people.

January 28 2014 10:32 PM