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.

The Magnolia State's religious freedom bill goes further than any legislation before it in targeting LGBT people.

March 31 2016 4:13 PM Updated

The National Basketball Association joined more than 80 corporations, many of them major players, in telling North Carolina its new anti-LGBT law is bad for their businesses.

March 31 2016 2:44 PM

Emanuel hopes to convince businesses to relocate from North Carolina after legislators passed a sweeping anti-LGBT law there.

March 31 2016 2:17 PM

Trans men are going into ladies rooms and trans women into mens rooms to launch social media campaigns, as Governor Pat McCrory spreads unfounded fear to defend his anti-LGBT law.

March 31 2016 12:48 PM

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