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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.

Not so long ago the idea of a gay person representing the United States in embassies abroad was unimaginable. Oh, how times have changed.

January 16 2014 5:00 AM

If the likes of Jimmy LaSalvia can't take it anymore, maybe the Republican Party will never wake up.

January 15 2014 3:32 PM

Legislation that would ban use of the discredited practice on minors was introduced Monday in both states.

January 14 2014 9:02 PM

Brian Fischer contends that gay people marrying opposite-sex spouses counts as equal rights, and that Judeo-Christian opposition to equality will remain steadfast — forever.

January 14 2014 6:04 PM

With the Sochi Winter Olympics only weeks away, nearly 30 Nobel laureates have joined with Sir Ian McKellen in an open protest of Russia’s homophobic 'gay propaganda' law.

January 14 2014 2:11 PM

The congressman and his partner, Randy Florke, have been together for 21 years.

January 14 2014 12:21 PM