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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.

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

As we celebrate the president's announcement of a nondiscrimination order, let's be realistic too.

June 17 2014 3:46 PM

CNBC's Joe Kernen confronted Rick Perry about his comparison between homosexuality and alcoholism, but the Texas governor still stands by his beliefs.

June 17 2014 3:14 PM

Orrin Hatch says a presidential executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination should let religiously affiliated employers opt out.

June 17 2014 2:59 PM

So says Jeremy Schwab, the man who takes responsibility for a key plank in the Texas Republican Party platform.

June 17 2014 5:00 AM

The state budget requires two colleges to make up for having put LGBT-themed books on student reading lists by teaching about the nation's founding documents.

June 17 2014 4:30 AM

If approved by the State Senate, the ban would prevent health care professionals from attempting to change the sexual orientation of minors.

June 16 2014 5:26 PM