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.

Republicans in North Carolina are making an end run around their own GOP governor to stop anti-discrimination protections about to go into effect in Charlotte.

March 22 2016 5:20 PM

The U.S. president cited equality for historically disadvantaged groups as one of the "enormous gains" of democracy.

March 22 2016 4:37 PM

The state legislature, which has the power to overrule municipal laws, is targeting an ordinance allowing transgender people to use the public restrooms matching their gender identity.

March 21 2016 11:10 PM

In an argument against marriage equality, an Australian senator uses a quote from Dan Savage to explain why same-sex marriage is "unrealistic and unnatural." 

March 21 2016 7:12 PM

The study found that instead of scaring away customers, the out Apple executive's political stance attracted new customers. 

March 21 2016 4:23 PM

This status "would honor LGBT history," Mayor Eric Garcetti tells President Obama.

March 21 2016 4:20 PM

Who runs the world? Sen. Bernie Sanders, by a landslide, if expatriated Americans have anything to say. 

March 21 2016 1:46 PM