Politics

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.

In 2016 women still earn an average of 78% as men. Here are nine things that can be done right now to close the wage gap with the utimate goal of finally achieving pay equality in the workplace.

April 13 2016 12:32 PM

Protesters incensed by Trump's incendiary rhetoric — and frustrated by the media's passive response to it — are increasingly risking their safety. Is it hurting or helping the Donald's campaign?

April 13 2016 11:31 AM

In a statement, Roy Cooper told Pat McCrory, "Governor, work to repeal HB 2." 

April 13 2016 10:03 AM

Speaking at a press conference, presidential spokesman Josh Earnest criticized transphobic laws that "seek to target and marginalize one small segment of the population."

April 13 2016 9:54 AM

Watch the moment that had people in the New York audience audibly upset.

April 12 2016 5:45 PM

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed an executive order making limited changes to House Bill 2.

April 12 2016 3:32 PM
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