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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 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

A Washington Post study turns up some surprises about Republican political ad buys, while MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell analyzes the findings.

October 03 2014 6:24 PM

The potential 2016 candidate for president is trying to strike an inclusive tone.

October 03 2014 1:19 PM

Paula Overby, born and raised farming in Minnesota's 2nd District, says it's time for her state's representation to get back to its roots.

October 02 2014 6:30 AM