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.

Mississippi lawmakers passed a law that allows them to discriminate against LGBT people, but the state's official tourism guide features out lesbian anchor Robin Roberts on its cover. 

April 07 2016 12:16 PM Updated

The talk show host devoted her opening monologue to discussing Mississippi's anti-LGBT "religious liberty" law. 

April 07 2016 10:38 AM

"We want to be known as a welcoming state,” Gov. Tom Wolf said.

April 07 2016 9:57 AM

Those who cynically dismiss political revolutions — like the kind Bernie Sanders is promising — aren't acknowledging history.

April 07 2016 6:12 AM

The Volunteer State's list of official things already include the tulip poplar tree, the tomato, the mockingbird, the square dance, the largemouth bass, the raccoon and the Barrett M82/M107 rifle.

April 06 2016 10:06 PM

The legislation would bar students in public schools and colleges from using the bathroom or locker room that matches their gender identity. 

April 06 2016 8:53 PM

CNN's New Day program pitted North Carolina Rep. Paul Stam against Human Rights Campaign attorney Sarah Warbelow on live television.

April 06 2016 7:47 PM
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