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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.

Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson has become the latest member of the GOP to see the writing on the wall in the party's refusal to accept marriage equality.

June 23 2014 2:01 PM

Newsweek dubbed him "the first gay president," but his advocacy for trans people is just as progressive — but often uncelebrated.

June 21 2014 1:55 PM

After the Texas governor made national headlines for claiming one can be genetically predisposed to homosexuality, like alcoholism, he's been scrambling to walk back the statement.

June 20 2014 3:00 PM

While the executive order announced by the Obama administration is a great step, the next hurdle is quite clear.

June 19 2014 4:30 AM

Advocacy group Freedom to Work has a new plan to convince a majority of U.S. representatives to cosponsor the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

June 19 2014 4:00 AM

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