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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.

The White House proclamation reiterates the successes LGBT Americans have had this year, but still calls for an end to violence and workplace discrimination.

May 31 2014 11:36 AM

The bill makes clear that a victim's sexual orientation or gender identity is not sufficient reason to reduce a charge from murder to manslaughter.

May 30 2014 7:54 PM

The American Family Association, a Christian right group, says the faithful shouldn't buy the stamp bearing the likeness of 'predator' Harvey Milk and should refuse to accept mail bearing it.

May 30 2014 7:53 AM

Phil Robertson, the reality TV star whose racist and homophobic comments ignited a firestorm of controversy in December, has been chosen to address the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference.

May 29 2014 3:13 PM

Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican from Utah, says anyone who doesn't believe marriage equality will soon be the law of the land 'just isn't living in the real world.'

May 29 2014 3:03 PM

Gay politician Evan Low knows how far we've come since the days of Harvey Milk's trailblazing activism, but he wonders what Milk would think of our progress.

May 29 2014 6:30 AM

After nine hours of testimony, the Houston City Council adopted the measure by a vote of 11-6.

May 29 2014 1:55 AM