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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.

If the Democrats had won, they presented a clear path toward marriage equality in the state.

November 04 2014 11:03 PM

Healey, who was part of the team that brought marriage equality to Massachusetts, will be the state's top attorney.

November 04 2014 10:42 PM

LGBT Americans are still waiting for the first out governor.

November 04 2014 10:05 PM

There weren't enough Claymates in the Tarheel State to save the former Idol finalist from defeat.

November 04 2014 10:02 PM

In 2014, marriage equality is even less of a wedge issue.

November 04 2014 8:18 PM

No Republican had ever been tested at the polls in a reelection after having supported marriage equality.

November 04 2014 8:16 PM

Another former campaign worker has accused Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, DeMaio has blocked the reporter who broke the story from his Twitter feed.

November 04 2014 7:23 PM