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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.

'I do so like to kiss a man! Thank you! Thank you, Michael Sam!'

January 08 2015 8:05 AM

When former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran refused to resign in the wake of a suspension for publishing a homophobic book, the city's mayor showed him the door.

January 07 2015 2:44 PM

When Hillary Clinton says that marriage decisions should be 'left to the states,' she's aligning herself with antigay Republicans.

January 07 2015 8:30 AM

The man widely considered to be a front-runner in the GOP race for the White House in 2016 still doesn't support same-sex marriage, but he says he will respect laws that embrace it.

January 06 2015 3:51 PM

A failure to elevate LGBT issues could mean no agenda for 2016 and beyond.

January 06 2015 4:00 AM

The former Arkansas governor would be one of the most fiercely antigay candidates in the Republican field.

3:32 PM

The runner-up in both American Idol and a U.S. House of Representatives campaign is facing accusations that he’s been using his donors for a TV stunt.

7:00 AM Updated