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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 Republican campaigns are ramping up, and Jeb Bush has chosen gay Republican Tim Miller for his team.

February 22 2015 11:12 AM

Media personality B. Scott has finally reached a settlement with BET and parent company Viacom over a controversial workplace discrimination lawsuit he filed in the summer of 2013.

February 20 2015 7:25 PM

What can the rise of transgender political power in Philadelphia can tell us about the fight in our state and elsewhere? How can trans folks keep the progress going?

February 20 2015 8:00 AM

A police chief in Baton Rouge, La., issued an apology Friday after two men were arrested using an unconstitutional and unenforceable anti-sodomy law.

February 19 2015 4:49 PM

A midwest doctor has refused to see the newborn child of two lesbian moms seeking pediatric care — and it's all perfectly legal.

February 19 2015 3:34 PM

A new interpretation of existing federal civil rights law may mean more protections for LGBT people, with or without the languishing Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

February 19 2015 3:34 PM