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 new law will allow businesses, individuals, and broadly defined "religiously affiliated organizations" to refuse service to LGBT people, and effectively denounces transgender people's identities. 

April 05 2016 1:19 PM Updated

The state House gave final approval to the bill, which would allow for widespread discrimination by citing religious beliefs about marriage, sexuality, and gender.

April 04 2016 7:07 PM Updated

The first openly gay man drafted by the NFL is sounding off on a proposed anti-LGBT amendment in the state that helped him make history.

April 04 2016 4:34 PM Updated

On CNN's New Day, Cuomo takes down right-wing activist Peter Sprigg in a discussion of the new North Carolina law.

April 04 2016 3:55 PM

Protestors gathered to sing "let us pee" within earshot of the governor to protest HB 2. 

April 04 2016 9:35 AM

Extremist antigay preacher Rafael Cruz groomed his son for the presidency since the age of 9 — and now Ted Cruz is ready to put his father's hateful views into practice.

April 04 2016 5:33 AM

Our resident Mississippi-born writer, Kit Williamson, is feeling the spirit of Nina Simone these days.

April 04 2016 5:21 AM