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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.

After an order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, most county clerks have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

October 09 2014 6:07 PM

Being your authentic self is a revolutionary act for millions of LBGTQ people. Here's why one major organization is going to do the same.

October 08 2014 6:00 AM

Religious right leaders such as Tony Perkins 'are right to be concerned' about same-sex marriage, says RNC head Reince Priebus.

October 07 2014 7:51 PM

The state's attorney general and governor will continue to deny gays and lesbians marriage rights, despite the Supreme Court letting a circuit court ruling stand that also covers South Carolina.

October 07 2014 4:52 PM

Liz Dickinson is a pro-choice, pro-LGBT, pro-gender equality force to be reckoned with.

October 07 2014 8:11 AM

The issue is now clearly back in the political arena, but Republicans seem to want to avoid it.

October 07 2014 2:05 AM