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.

Christian conservatives are using familiar anti-LGBT tropes in their praise for North Carolina's exclusionary new law.

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To protect "religious freedom," lawmakers attempted some last-minute modifications to another bill.

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Come to experience ignorance and avoid gays, says Funny or Die's satirical tourism commercial.

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"Christian bakers and florists and wedding planners will be safe under a Ted Cruz presidency," promises a new plan from the Texas senator's religious liberty council. 

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The actress and Alabama native told her Twitter followers she is disappointed in the governor and lawmakers in North Carolina for the new law stopping cities from protecting LGBT citizens.

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There’s no room for hate in the Democratic presidential primary season, say Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. 

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The All-Star game which was to be held in Charlotte, may be in jeopardy if North Carolina doesn't change its discriminatory law. 

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