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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.

Even legally married gay spouses living in states without marriage equality will benefit from copious new policies.

February 08 2014 3:39 PM

As the Olympics begin, so do the worldwide protests against homophobic laws in Russia.

February 08 2014 1:30 PM

In remarks delivered to the International Olympic Committee, Ban Ki-Moon voiced a pro-LGBT message that advocated for 'societies of equality and tolerance.'

February 06 2014 1:43 PM

The move could signal that similar federal legislation is effectively dead in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

February 05 2014 3:14 PM

One of the most well-known American Idol contestants announced his candidacy for Congress in a new video.

February 05 2014 11:49 AM