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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.

The department is calling on Gov. Pat McCrory and other state officials to cease enforcing the anti-LGBT law.

May 04 2016 5:06 PM

A slim majority of City Council members voted to repeal the law that would have imposed a $500 fine and jail time for any transgender person who used a bathroom that matched their gender identity.

May 04 2016 4:36 PM

John Kasich calls himself "the only hope" in a tweet announcing the suspension of his campaign for president. 

May 04 2016 12:08 PM

The Southern freak-out over LGBT rights is reminiscent of past reactions to equality gains.

May 04 2016 6:08 AM

It's the photo and video that have gone viral across social media, drawing no sympathy for Heidi Cruz... as if being married to this guy wasn't rough enough. 

May 04 2016 12:52 AM

Sanders bests Hillary Clinton in a close race.

May 03 2016 9:22 PM Updated
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