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.

The law, designed to stop Charlotte and other cities and towns across North Carolina from enacting LGBT civil rights protections, is also affecting other citizens claiming discrimination.

April 05 2016 7:21 PM

PayPal said Tuesday it was canceling a 400-job expansion in North Carolina, the biggest tangible economic loss so far in response to a new state law that restricts protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

April 05 2016 6:40 PM

They're the latest in a growing number of cities and states reacting to North Carolina's anti-LGBT law.

April 05 2016 5:11 PM

Activists, celebrities, and more are denouncing the new "religious freedom" law.

April 05 2016 2:57 PM Updated

See why a controversial judge got attention from both Clinton and Sanders as they campaigned in Wisconsin.

April 05 2016 2:07 PM

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
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