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.

Protesters gathered outside the governor's mansion in Raleigh, objecting to a new law prohibiting city-level LGBT protections.

March 24 2016 10:19 PM

Sunday's episode of I Am Cait features a cameo by the Democratic frontrunner. 

March 24 2016 6:16 PM

As opponents of equal protections whined, "What about my rights to privacy?" Gov. Pat McCrory signed a quickly drafted bill into law to stop all LGBT protections throughout the state.

March 24 2016 3:10 PM

Fox, the Weinstein Co., and stars like Anne Hathaway, Matt Bomer, and Julianne Moore are urging a veto of so-called religious freedom legislation in the Southern state.

March 24 2016 2:41 PM

HRC endorsed Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk over his progressive Democratic challenger, and many commentators and activists are astonished.

March 24 2016 2:33 PM

The legislation, repealing LGBT-inclusive antibias laws across the state, is "cruel and insulting," they say.

March 24 2016 2:06 PM

Rachel Maddow takes on the lurid story of Republican Robert Bentley, who fiercely battled same-sex marriage in his state.

March 24 2016 11:41 AM