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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.

In 1954, Joe McCarthy threatened to reveal Sen. Lester Hunt’s son was a homosexual unless he withdrew from his reelection bid. Two weeks later the senator took his own life.

June 11 2013 1:38 PM

In a 463-0 vote, Russia's State Duma approved a measure that would ban LGBT events or public discussion and prohibit individuals from providing information to minors about the LGBT community.

June 11 2013 1:15 PM

The gay columnist who broke the story revealing NSA spying methods chooses not to live in the U.S. because his marriage isn’t recognized by the federal government.

June 11 2013 12:22 PM

Rep. Steve Israel called the practice a 'longtime injustice that needs to be righted.'

June 08 2013 12:55 PM

Tom Emmer has views as staunchly anti-LGBT as Michele Bachmann's.

June 07 2013 10:39 PM