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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.

As the next session of Congress begins, Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin explains why LGBT activists are gearing up to support a new piece of legislation.

December 05 2014 4:30 AM

Another session of Congress will likely end before the House addresses legislation to protect LGBT workers.

December 04 2014 3:46 PM

The Alabama native would be 'thrilled' to serve as the namesake for a forthcoming employment nondiscrimination bill, Apple officials say.

December 04 2014 2:38 PM

It's tough out there for a nerd.

December 04 2014 5:00 AM

Two candidates with long histories of supporting the LGBT community were confirmed to the powerful Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a Senate vote today.

December 03 2014 7:42 PM

Portman, the first Republican U.S. senator to endorse marriage equality, says he'll run for reelection to the Senate instead.

December 02 2014 3:16 PM