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.

Was a lesbian couple’s imprisonment the matter of a bungled drug trial or homophobia?

April 27 2016 5:06 AM

Rachel Maddow is painting a new statement from Bernie Sanders as a concession.

11:56 PM

Trump has made a clean sweep of five Eastern states.

8:14 PM

Hillary Clinton wins four out of five primaries tonight.

8:00 PM

Republican Buck Newton, who is nominated to be North Carolina's next attorney general, made that controversial comment in a speech to supporters of the anti-LGBT law HB2.

5:29 PM

The singer says she will "address whatever I need to from the stage."

4:23 PM

Unless a federal appeals court intervenes, new restrictions on who can vote will go into effect this fall in North Carolina. 

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