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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.

After being dubbed the wunderkind of the conservative movement, Jonathan Krohn is abandoning the party that embraced him at the Conservative Political Action Conference three years ago.

July 04 2012 2:17 PM

Democratic senators Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, John Kerry of Massachusetts, and Patty Murray of Washington and California Representative Barbara Lee are the most supportive Congress members when it comes to gay rights, according to Think Progress.

July 04 2012 1:18 PM

After the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly found the health care overhaul to be legally sound, the Department of Justice takes an opportunity to advance marriage equality through the court.

July 04 2012 2:15 AM

The Obama campaign raised almost $9 million in the three days following the president’s announcement of support for marriage equality in May.

July 03 2012 10:15 AM
July 01 2012 5:12 PM

The D.C. Republican Committee adopted language inclusive of “sexual orientation” in its platform.

July 01 2012 9:54 AM

The self-described first openly gay Republican presidential candidate refused to endorse the establishment candidate thanks to Mitt Romney's opposition to marriage equality. 

June 29 2012 7:47 PM