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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.

In response to a ballot measure that calls for death to gays, a Los Angeles woman has proposed the Intolerant Jackass Act.

March 24 2015 6:08 PM

A straight man in Oklahoma wanted a license plate declaring his status as an LGBT ally, but the state Tax Commission deemed the phrase inappropriate.

March 24 2015 5:25 PM

Republican Gov. Mike Pence has indicated he intends to sign the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

March 23 2015 6:15 PM

Michigan Rep. Gary Glenn seems to think a gay journalist can't report the news objectively.

March 23 2015 5:45 PM

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz formally announced his presidential campaign Monday at the right-wing Liberty University.

March 23 2015 5:20 PM

The initiative, which calls for shooting of 'sodomites,' has little chance of making the ballot, but the law allows its sponsor to try anyway.

March 23 2015 5:10 PM

At the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards Kerry Washington called out the hypocrisy of marginalized communities turning on one another in a fiery acceptance speech.

March 22 2015 2:06 PM