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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.

Benjamin Medrano will become the first openly gay mayor in Mexico when he takes office in September.

July 19 2013 1:49 PM

After spending more than $3 million dollars of taxpayer money defending the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group announced today it will stop defending the law in several ongoing court challenges.

July 18 2013 4:11 PM

Lawrence O'Donnell has a surprisingly legitimate interest in the answer.

July 18 2013 2:06 PM

Cuccinelli's site takes the angle that the antisodomy law must stay in tact to protect children.

July 17 2013 3:10 PM

The measure was introduced in the state legislature by out Rep. Carl Sciortino

July 17 2013 1:40 PM

The Texas Congressman recently claimed Christians will soon be charged with hate crimes for speaking out against homosexuality.

July 16 2013 2:17 PM