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.

That is, unless legislators override Gov. Bill Haslam's veto, which he announced today.

April 14 2016 8:51 PM

Fellow Grace & Frankie star, Lily Tomlin, said she's "furious" about the state's anti-LGBT law.

April 14 2016 7:40 PM

"I've made my position very clear," Nathan Deal said of anti-LGBT "religious freedom" laws. 

April 14 2016 4:19 PM

"I’m not terribly excited about men being able to go alone into a bathroom with my daughters,” the candidate says in an MSNBC town hall. 

April 14 2016 4:11 PM

Though down in polls by double digits in New York, the candidate claims momentum.

April 14 2016 3:10 PM

Everyone is oppressed by North Carolina's anti-LGBT law, says DiFranco.

April 14 2016 1:22 PM

The singer said country musicians need to take a stand for the LGBT community and oppose bigoted laws.

April 14 2016 8:48 AM