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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.

Pennsylvania Democrat Brian Sims calls out the one person who is keeping anti-LGBT discrimination legal in the state.

June 18 2014 3:34 PM

We have many reasons to celebrate this Pride Month but mustn't grow complacent, says the president.

June 18 2014 3:25 PM

The Comedy Central host pulls no punches on the flawed logic of the antigay right.

June 18 2014 1:47 PM

The first Republican senator to endorse marriage equality notes that his position put him 'at odds' with his party.

June 18 2014 1:38 PM

Antigay congressman Schock did not appear on a box of cereal made by a company that has been increasingly supportive of its LGBT workers.

June 18 2014 1:13 PM

Wren Kauffman, a 12-year-old trans boy, is at the center of a historic decision after filing a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

June 17 2014 7:12 PM

Today marks the first time two out federal judges were confirmed on the same day, and the action makes history in other ways too,

June 17 2014 6:46 PM