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 facing backlash for passing a law eliminating all local protections against LGBT discrimination, legislators dig in their heels with a new website applauding the governor. 

March 31 2016 9:51 AM

Atlanta’s city council spoke out against North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law, asking the NBA to reconsider Charlotte as the host city for the 2017 All-Star Game.

9:09 PM

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed North Carolina's anti-LGBT HB 2, while his attorney general — Democrat Roy Cooper — said he refuses to defend a challenge against its constitutionality. 

8:14 PM

High-profile figures in the gay community are throwing their support behind the Black Lives Matter activist.

3:34 PM

Washington and Vermont have joined Seattle, San Francisco, and New York's ban on employee travel to North Carolina because of its anti-LGBT bill.

9:30 AM

This fall, voters will choose between a Republican incumbent who stopped local governments from protecting its citizens and a Democrat Attorney General who calls that law an "embarassment."

March 29 2016 10:41 PM