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Politics

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.

Three political absences made out California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins acting governor for a day.

July 31 2014 4:19 PM

Two Republican senators have introduced legislation that would ensure religiously affiliated adoption agencies don't lose state or federal funding, even if they refuse to place kids with LGBT prospective parents.

July 31 2014 3:34 PM Updated

One day we will laugh at the freak out over marriage equality. After all, the zipper frightened people to death at one time, too. Here are some historic lows of paranoid impediments to progress.

July 31 2014 4:00 AM

Like many former Ted Nugent fans, one woman has had to choose a side.

July 30 2014 6:00 AM

The Fighters: With a conviction that changed her life, CeCe McDonald found herself amid the struggles transgender women face in America's already unbalanced judicial system.

July 30 2014 4:00 AM

Despite a growing visibility within the states, LGBT Arkansans are facing discrimination and harassment at work, school, and their houses of worship.

July 28 2014 3:41 PM
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