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.

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö signed a bill that permits gender-neutral marriage in the Nordic country.

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As expected, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson allowed a law banning local ordinances protecting LGBT people from discrimination to become law without his signature.

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The Lone Star state adds its entry to this year's streak of bizarre bills seemingly targeted at the basic bodily functions of trans folks.

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Even with all of the legal advances LGBT Americans have experienced in recent years, those who work in religious education don't necessarily reap the benefits.

February 23 2015 7:00 AM

The Republican campaigns are ramping up, and Jeb Bush has chosen gay Republican Tim Miller for his team.

February 22 2015 11:12 AM

Media personality B. Scott has finally reached a settlement with BET and parent company Viacom over a controversial workplace discrimination lawsuit he filed in the summer of 2013.

February 20 2015 7:25 PM

What can the rise of transgender political power in Philadelphia can tell us about the fight in our state and elsewhere? How can trans folks keep the progress going?

February 20 2015 8:00 AM